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Activate App and Maximize it from another App

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Hi am new. My first post so please be nice.

I have created an App in VB6 that interfaces with Photoshop Vbscript. It works fine with Photoshop but when Photoshop window is minimized I can't get it to maximize. I had tried different strings using Sendkeys to navigate but it won't work as long as the calling App is still running. If I send the strings from  VB6 in intermediate window then Photoshop will maximize. I was wondering if there is another way besides using Sendkeys in Vbscript?

These are the scripts I use with Sendkeys:

Dim shs

Dim flg as boolean

Dim objApp

Set shs = CreateObject( "wscipt.shell")

Set objApp = CreateObject(" Photoshop.Application ")

Rem Photoshopflag is set from another function

 If Photoshopflag = True then

   If objApp.Activedouments.count  <> 0 Then

      Do

        Doevents

        shs.Sendkeys "%{TAB}" 

        Pause 5

         Rem next line is sending Enter as insurance

         shs.Sendkeys "{ENTER}"

          Pause 5

          flg = shs.AppActivate(ObjApp.Activedocument.name)

          Pause 5  

        Loop Until flg = True

      End If

    End If

The procedure gets in the loop but I can see the Photoshop icon in the task bar getting highlighted. If I  break inside the loop then Photoshop is maximized.

TIA

Luis

 

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@LuisF welcome to the forum. Please be aware (hopefully I am stating the obvious) that you have posted on an AutoIt language forum, not a VBScript forum. Don't be surprised if the answers you get run in the vein of "Why use a dead language, here's how to do it with AutoIt..." :)


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