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Open Windows System properties

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Hi all,

I am new to all this!! I am trying to open the Windows systems properties box. This normally involves holding the Windows key and pressing break.

I tried this

Send("{LWINDOWN}")

Send("{BREAK}")

send("{LWINUP}")

If I change the Break to and 'e' it launches explorer fine. I guess it doesn't like break!

Cheers,

Scott

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I didn't find {BREAK} in the help file.

Alternatively, maybe you can try:

Send("{APPSKEY}")

Send("r")

to open up the context menu and select "Properties".

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Run("rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL sysdm.cpl,,0")

If you would like for it to open onto another tab, then have a look at this web site and select a different number at the end of the command

http://vbnet.mvps.org/index.html?code/system/controlpnl3.htm

Select "Adding Control Panel Functions to a VB Application: S-Z" and look for System Properties

Here is some of what is on that site:

System Properties (Win9x / WinNT)

module: SYSDM.CPL

command: Win9x: rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL sysdm.cpl,,0

command: WinNT: rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL sysdm.cpl,,0

result: displays the General property page

command: Win9x: rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL sysdm.cpl,,1

result: displays the Device Manager property page

command: Win9x: rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL sysdm.cpl,,2

result: displays the Hardware Profiles property page

command: Win9x: rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL sysdm.cpl,,3

command: WinNT: rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL sysdm.cpl,,1

result: displays the Performance property page

command: WinNT: rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL sysdm.cpl,,2

result: displays the Environment property page

command: WinNT: rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL sysdm.cpl,,3

result: displays the Startup/Shutdown property page

command: WinNT: rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL sysdm.cpl,,4

result: displays the Hardware Profiles property page

command: WinNT: rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL sysdm.cpl,,5

result: displays the User Profiles property page

enjoy.........


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That is fantastic! What a great set of commands.

My script now joins a machine to the domain! Very cool!

Thanks again,

Scott

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