MS Access Send Keys {PGDN} alternative

So, I know I'm not supposed to use send keys, but I don't know how to do this any other way.  I now need to as the send keys {PGDN} does not work on my WIn 8 tablet.

I have a selection list "List1"

I want two big buttons for page up and page down as the guys in the field won't be able to use the little sliders to navigate up and down.

Is there an alternative to this:

Me.List1.setfocus
sendkeys "{PGDN}"

Thanks
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Kent DyerIT Security Analyst SeniorCommented:
How about doing this programatically?

SELECT * FROM SOMETABLE WHERE column = "some_value"
hgj1357Author Commented:
The list has >1,000 items in it, so this would be a laborious approach. ALthough I suppose we could go

Field1 = Me.ID
Me.ID = Field1 + 10
Field1 = Me.ID
IrogSintaCommented:
Well you could do something like this:
Me.List1 = Me.List1.ItemData(Me.List1.ListIndex + 10)
But this has some problems; one is that there would be a highlighted item when the button is pressed.  The other problem is that the scrollbar would still be visible and if that is used it would throw off the next visible section of the list.  

You are probably better off creating a subform that resembles a listbox -- that way you could hide the scrollbar.  Here's some code you could use (you would need to change NameOfSubformControl and update the iSkip constant to suit your purpose):
Private Sub btnScrollDown_Click()
'   Scroll Down
    Const iSkip As Integer = 10
    
    With Me.NameOfSubformControl.Form.RecordsetClone
        If .AbsolutePosition = -1 Then .Move 1
        
        .Move iSkip
        Me.NameOfSubformControl.Form.Bookmark = .Bookmark
        
        If .AbsolutePosition > 0 Then
            Me.btnScrollUp.Enabled = True
            Me.ArrowsPrev.Visible = True
        End If
        If .RecordCount - .AbsolutePosition < (iSkip + 1) Then
            Me.btnScrollUp.SetFocus
            Me.btnScrollDown.Enabled = False
        End If
    End With
    
    
End Sub

Private Sub btnScrollUp_Click()
'   Scroll Up
    Const iSkip As Integer = 10
    
    With Me.NameOfSubformControl.Form.RecordsetClone
        .Move -iSkip
        
        Me.NameOfSubformControl.Form.Bookmark = .Bookmark
        If .RecordCount - .AbsolutePosition > iSkip Then
            Me.btnScrollDown.Enabled = True
        End If
        If .AbsolutePosition = 0 Then
            Me.btnScrollDown.SetFocus
            Me.btnScrollUp.Enabled = False
        End If
    End With
    
End Sub

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Ron

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hgj1357Author Commented:
I ended up using this. It works surprisingly well.

Dim MyList As Integer
MyList = Me.List1.ListIndex
MyList = MyList + 12
Me.List1.SetFocus
Me.List1.ListIndex = MyList

12 is the number of items shown in the list, i.e. one page.
IrogSintaCommented:
Well, you really could shorten what you have to the following two lines:
Me.List1.SetFocus
Me.List1.ListIndex = MyList.ListIndex + 12

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Or you could have used the single line I gave you earlier.  That way you wouldn't have needed to SetFocus to the listbox first:
Me.List1 = Me.List1.ItemData(Me.List1.ListIndex + 12)

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In either case, you will still have the problems I pointed out earlier:
1. there would be a highlighted item when the button is pressed.
2. the scrollbar would still be visible and if that is used it would throw off the next visible section of the list.

Ron
hgj1357Author Commented:
I can live with those issues.  I have bigger ones!!
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