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Excel VBA - need a reliable method for SendKeys Number lock

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I see that {Numlock} toggles the Number lock.

I'm looking for a reliable way to ensure that, after my Sendkeys {Down} which sometimes leaves Number Lock state as 'off', to ensure that it is returned to Number Lock 'on'.

Thanks.
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Question by:hindersaliva
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You can get the state from the GetKeyState Windows API
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You know that SendKeys and reliable are contradictory? You should avoid using SendKeys as much as possible.
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I agree with Qlemo, you should avoid SendKeys. It is not reliable. Here is a link to a possible way to work around it with an API.
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Thanks. I've taken Qlemo's advice and am NOT using SendKeys.
I shall try Mike in IT's link later.
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