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Sending keys to a minimized window

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Jordban

Hello,

I've tried google and the forum search with no prevail. Has anyone found a solution to sending a key to a minimized window. Basically I have a window called "X" and I would like for my script to send the "s" key ever two seconds. The only part of this that's confusing me is how to send something to a minimized window without opening it first.

I'm guessing this can't be done with auto-it alone, could we use some windows DLL or something?

Thanks,

Jordan

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amanda089

I believe the answer you are looking for is controlsend(), though I might be wrong. I have not yet had an occasion where I needed to use this function.

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rmarino

I believe the answer you are looking for is controlsend(), though I might be wrong. I have not yet had an occasion where I needed to use this function.

Yes controlsend() works........ most of the time you will need a classID to get it to see the window you want to automate. If the window can't be automated because there isn't a classID then you can use WinActivate to send the text to that window.

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