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Public Const VK_UP = &H26
Public Const VK_DOWN = &H28
Public Const VK_LEFT = &H25
Public Const VK_RIGHT = &H27
Public Const VK_DELETE = &H2E

Set oDyn = CreateObject("DynamicWrapper")

[Code] ........

It works perfectly, except when the Excel window is activated (i.e. foreground) : GetAsyncKeyState doesn't catch keys anymore. Excel seems to keep it for himself, and don't share it with the System...

I already tried to disable the Excel DataEntryMode, but my problem's still here... Is there a way to disable this Excel's behaviour, or making GetAsyncKeyState work better ?

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