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Hello all,

This is my first script with AutoIT and I'm trying to do something EXTREMELY simple. I'm using the HotKey UDF Library

I need to use this over HotKeySet because HotKeySet seems to be blocked in nearly every application I've tried it in, minus just default windows programs.

Here is my script:

#include <misc.au3>
#Include <HotKeyUDF.au3>
#Include <vkConstants.au3>

; Assign "F12" with Message() and set extended function call
_HotKey_Assign($VK_F12, 'Message', BitOR($HK_FLAG_DEFAULT, $HK_FLAG_EXTENDEDCALL))

; Assign "CTRL-ESC" with Quit()
_HotKey_Assign(BitOR($CK_CONTROL, $VK_ESCAPE), 'Quit')

While 1

Func Message($iKey)
;MsgBox(0, 'Hot key Test Message', 'F12 (0x' & Hex($iKey, 4) & ') has been pressed!')
EndFunc ;==>Message

Func Quit()
EndFunc ;==>Quit

I'm trying a simple example where if I press F12, it presses the Q key instead. Problem is it just does NOT seem to work when I use Send(). If I uncomment the MsgBox function, that will activate if I press F12, but when I try to assign it to send a separate key, it just flat doesn't work.

Any ideas? Remember, HotKeySet is not an option for me, and while _IsPressed can tell me if a key like F12 is pressed and send Q instead, it doesn't actually STOP F12 from sending, so I don't see how I can use that either. Thanks for any help.

Edited by Xenostar

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You're not sending q as far as I can tell you are sending { + q + } instead, letters don't need the brackets, and that could be why it's not working.

Also, you might find that ControlSend is more reliable as it will send the text to the correct window, where Send can be sending that text to any window that happens to be active.

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