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SendKeys keystrokes ignored by Xmanager

Last post: Friday, March 26, 2004 5:55 AM by Christopher, 2 reply

Tuesday, March 23, 2004 6:30 AM - Christopher

SendKeys keystrokes ignored by Xmanager

On a Win2000 box, I'm using Xmanager to connect to a Compaq Tru64 Unix machine. On the Windows side, there is a subroutine called SendKeys which sends virtual keystrokes to any Windows app. The subroutine can be found in a variety of scripting and macro software. In this case, I'm using GroundControl (to simulate mouse clicks and keystrokes).

When SendKeys "types" keystrokes in the Xmanager window (into a text box, for example), the keystrokes are ignored.

Is there a work-around to make Xmanager listen to the virtual keystrokes?
Tuesday, March 23, 2004 6:16 PM - Support

Re: SendKeys keystrokes ignored by Xmanager

Xmanager requires both Virtual Key and scancode values to process key events correctly. However, GroundControl sends only Virtual Key value to Xmanager.

Unfortunately there is no work-around for your problem.

Technical Support
Friday, March 26, 2004 5:55 AM - Christopher

SendKeys work-around

A work-around has been found. Xmanager does NOT ignore keystrokes from a Windows-side scripting program called AutoIt (very similar to GroundControl, but does not use the old SendKeys routine).