Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

How to get Send to work properly

Recommended Posts


I have a compiled executable script. It consists of the following line:


This, to my understanding, should, when executed, send the ALT-X key which will drop down a menu within Excel, then select the feature identified by the capital letter E, on the drop-down. What it winds up doing instead, is writing the letter E to the active cell on the spreadsheet.

Any ideas about what's going on or how to resolve?

By the way, the ALT-X and E which appear on my Excel toolbar are the result of an addin thats loaded to my version of Excel.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Use lowercase letters, otherwise it is implying Shift.

Send("!xe"); Alt+x, then e

Send("!XE"); Alt+Shift+x, then capital E

Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, Linux+, LPIC-1, MCSA | Languages: AutoIt, C, SQL, .NETBooks: AutoIt v3: Your Quick Guide - $7.99 - O'Reilly Media - September 2007-------->[u]AutoIt v3 Development - newbie to g33k[/u] - Coming Soon - Fate Publishing - Spring 2013UDF Libraries: SkypeCOM UDF Library | ADUC Computers OU Cleanup | Find PixelChecksumExamples: Skype COM Examples - Skype4COMLib Examples converted from VBS to AutoIt

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  


Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.