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Is there a way to send keystrokes to a non active window? I am trying to make a program that executes when i push a certain hotkey on the top of my keyboard, the program sends a keystroke(which is a recognized hotkey in the program) to the said program, but the only way to do it is to activate the window first and then minimize it when done, is there anyway to do this without having to active the window?...there are no controls that i can work with in the program either.

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;This seems to work great.. I forget whether you need either absolute coords or coords relative to the current active window
;Play around with it.. you can also add more consts for the _SendKeys :)

Global Const $VK_OEM_PLUS = 0xBB
Global Const $VK_OEM_MINUS = 0xBD
Global Const $VK_OEM_3 = 0xC0
Global Const $VK_TAB = 0x9
Global Const $VK_ESC = 0x1B
Global Const $VK_F5 = 0x74
Global Const $VK_F12 = 0x7B
Global Const $VK_Period = 0x6E
Global Const $VK_SEMICOLON = 0xBA
Global Const $VK_COLON = 0x3A

Func _MakeLong($LoWord, $HiWord)
    Return BitOR($HiWord * 0x10000, BitAND($LoWord, 0xFFFF))
EndFunc 
Func _MouseClick($hWnd, $button, $x, $y, $times = 1, $delay = 0)
    Local $ret, $ix
    $ret = DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "PostMessage", "hwnd", $hWnd, "int", 0x200, "int", 0, "long", _MakeLong($x, $y))
    If $ret[0] = 0 Then
        SetError(-1)
        Return
    EndIf
    $button = StringLower($button)
    If $button = "left" Then
        For $ix = 1 To $times
            $ret = DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "PostMessage", "hwnd", $hWnd, "int", 0x201, "int", 1, "long", _MakeLong($x, $y))
            If $ret[0] = 0 Then
                SetError(-2)
                Return
            Else
                $ret = DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "PostMessage", "hwnd", $hWnd, "int", 0x202, "int", 0, "long", _MakeLong($x, $y))
                If $ret[0] = 0 Then
                    SetError(-3)
                    Return
                EndIf
            EndIf
            Sleep($delay)
        Next
    ElseIf $button = "right" Then
        For $ix = 1 To $times
            $ret = DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "PostMessage", "hwnd", $hWnd, "int", 0x204, "int", 2, "long", _MakeLong($x, $y))
            If $ret[0] = 0 Then
                SetError(-4)
                Return
            Else
                $ret = DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "PostMessage", "hwnd", $hWnd, "int", 0x205, "int", 0, "long", _MakeLong($x, $y))
                If $ret[0] = 0 Then
                    SetError(-5)
                    Return
                EndIf
            EndIf
            Sleep($delay)
        Next
    Else
        SetError(-6)
        Return
    EndIf
EndFunc 

Func _SendKeys($hWnd, $keys)
    If $hWnd <= 0 Or StringLen($keys) = 0 Then
        SetError(-1)
        Return False
    EndIf
    $keys = StringUpper($keys)
    $keys = StringReplace($keys, "`", Chr($VK_OEM_3))
    $keys = StringReplace($keys, "~", Chr($VK_OEM_3))
    $keys = StringReplace($keys, "-", Chr($VK_OEM_MINUS))
    $keys = StringReplace($keys, "=", Chr($VK_OEM_PLUS))
    $keys = StringReplace($keys, "{ENTER}", Chr(0xD))
    $keys = StringReplace($keys, "{TAB}", Chr(0x9))
    $keys = StringReplace($keys, "{ESC}", Chr($VK_ESC))
    $keys = StringReplace($keys, "{F5}", Chr($VK_F5))
    $keys = StringReplace($keys, "{F12}", Chr($VK_F12))
    $keys = StringReplace($keys, "{SHIFT}", "+")
    $keys = StringReplace($keys, ".", Chr($VK_Period))
    $keys = StringReplace($keys, ";", Chr($VK_SEMICOLON))
    ;$keys = StringReplace($keys, ":", chr($VK_SEMICOLON))
    Local $i, $ret
    Local $shiftdown = False
    For $i = 1 To StringLen($keys)
        If StringMid($keys, $i, 1) = "+" Then
            DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "PostMessage", "hwnd", $hWnd, "int", 0x100, "int", 0x10, "long", 0x002A0001)
            DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "PostMessage", "hwnd", $hWnd, "int", 0x100, "int", 0x10, "long", 0x402A0001)
            $shiftdown = True
            Sleep(1)
            ContinueLoop
        Else
            $ret = DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "MapVirtualKey", "int", Asc(StringMid($keys, $i, 1)), "int", 0)
            If IsArray($ret) Then
                DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "PostMessage", "hwnd", $hWnd, "int", 0x100, "int", Asc(StringMid($keys, $i, 1)), "long", _MakeLong(1, $ret[0]))
                Sleep(1)
                DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "PostMessage", "hwnd", $hWnd, "int", 0x101, "int", Asc(StringMid($keys, $i, 1)), "long", _MakeLong(1, $ret[0]) + 0xC0000000)
            EndIf
        EndIf
        If $shiftdown Then
            Sleep(1)
            DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "PostMessage", "hwnd", $hWnd, "int", 0x101, "int", 0x10, "long", 0xC02A0001)
            $shiftdown = False
        EndIf
    Next
    Return True
EndFunc 

Func _ArrowKey($hWnd, $key)
    If $hWnd <= 0 Or ($key <> "left" And $key <> "right" And $key <> "up" And $key <> "down") Then
        SetError(-1)
        Return
    EndIf
    Local $wParam, $lParam, $ret
    If $key = "left" Then
        $wParam = 0x25
        $lParam = 0x14B0001
    ElseIf $key = "right" Then
        $wParam = 0x27
        $lParam = 0x14D0001
    ElseIf $key = "down" Then
        $wParam = 0x28
        $lParam = 0x1500001
    ElseIf $key = "up" Then
        $wParam = 0x26
        $lParam = 0x1480001
    EndIf
    $ret = DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "PostMessage", "hwnd", $hWnd, "int", 0x100, "int", $wParam, "int", $lParam)
    If $ret[0] = 0 Then
        MsgBox(16, "_ArrowKey Error", "There was an error posting the WM_KEYDOWN message")
        SetError(-2)
        Return
    EndIf
    Sleep(2)
    $ret = DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "PostMessage", "hwnd", $hWnd, "int", 0x101, "int", $wParam, "int", ($lParam + 0xC0000000))
    If $ret[0] = 0 Then
        MsgBox(16, "_ArrowKey Error", "There was an error posting the WM_KEYUP message")
        SetError(-3)
        Return
    EndIf
EndFunc

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