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Send and ControlSend

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Hi,

I am using Send(#r) and Send(#d) to start Run and to go to desktop.

But how to simulate them using ControlSend

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Not really clear what you are asking.

{CTRLDOWN} will hold the CTRL key down until {CTRLUP} is sent - is that what you're trying to do?


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I've tried to use the ControlSend to do the same thing, but not succeeded..

Why do you need to use ControlSend instead of Send?


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ControlSend() is for sending keys to a particular control. Since key combinations like Win+r or Win+d go to the OS, it does not make sense to pass them to a particular control. For those cases, you should use Send().

If those were just examples, and you are wanting to send keystrokes (in general) to a control,

ControlSend("Title of window control is in", "optional text to further identify the window the control is in", "The ID (name) of the control", "keys to send", 1) ; the final parameter (1) is the same as in Send() to tell autoit to use the "Raw" keys style in your example.

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Hi All:

Thanks a lot for the replies!!!

The AutoIt script is not working on the Locked workstations but I need that as I am running the scripts overnight. I read in the AutoIt wiki that:

Q: Why doesn't my script work on a locked workstation?

A: On locked station any window will never be active (active is only dialog with text "Press Ctrl+Alt+Del") In Windows locked state applications runs hidden (behind that visible dialog) and haven't focus and active status. So generally don't use Send() MouseClick() WinActivate() WinWaitActive() WinActive() etc. Instead use ControlSend() ControlSetText() ControlClick() WinWait() WinExists() WinMenuSelectItem() etc. This way you may have your script resistive against another active windows. It's possible to run such script from scheduler on locked Windows station.

Hence I am trying to use the ControlSend(). My script has commands like Send("#d") and Send("#r") which works normally but fails to start overnight (on a locked workstation)

Any suggestations!!!

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There's absolutely no reason to use the Send command (or by extension ControlSend) to run a program. Use the Run() command and skip using the Start menu run command box to do it.


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