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Hi Forum,

I have created a VB.net Program in which i have used two panels,

The panels contain two text editors (Editor1, Editor2) in each panel,

I have created 2 buttons in between the panels (1. Save Editor1, 2. Save Editor2),

My requirement is if i click the button (1.Save Editor 1), it shud send CTRL+S to the panel 1 which contains Editor 1, and the same with Editor 2,

The Editor 1 is nothing but notepad++ text editor, i tried to send keys to notepad++ when it opened outside my VBform created Window, it works fine, but if i cal notepad++ inside my VB form, my autoit script not sending keys to the notepad++, i dont know what is the problem, i googled a lot about it, but of no use,

I tried to send keys from VB.net itself and that also failing, please guide me

My Autoit script

Winactivate ("[class:notepad++]")
ControlSend("[class:notepad++]", "", "", "^{s}")


I have attached the screenshot of my VB.net created form

Thanks & Regards

Sathish V.


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We need to send Ctrl+S combination to the window. Using Send("^s") for this instead of ControlSend() could work.


:bye: Hey there, was I helpful?


My Current OS: Win8 PRO (64-bit); Current AutoIt Version: v3.3.8.1

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ControlSend should work just fine, you just have your characters to send written wrong, use "^s" instead of "^{s}".

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