looking for an example for invoking keystrokes programmatically


I have a simple need but do not have the knowledge to accomplish. I have a need for a program to be called (command line) and passed a parameter (i have this part).  The program then needs to save the string that was sent to it to the windows clipboard and then invoke a keystroke (Shift+F3).  The clipboard and keystroke are the piece i need some direction on.  

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take a look at this, it might point you in the right direction:

as for the clipbboard stuff there are a lot of examples out there, for example
public void somethingToRunInThread()
    System.Windows.Forms.Clipboard.SetText("String to be copied to Clipboard");

protected void copy_to_clipboard()
    Thread clipboardThread = new Thread(somethingToRunInThread);
    clipboardThread.IsBackground = false;

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