Syntax For SendKeys

Jan 10, 2010

A theoretical question following an empiric result.
For the command “SendKeys”, for instance, take these two lines:

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Jul 19, 2006

I´m writting a macro. It works find until a certain point. When I want to change some outputs of the macro without changing the syntax, it display an error mesage while runing the macro. It says Else without If. Which is quite disturbing because the Else was not creating any problem before. Here is my macro before I changed the conditions (this one work nicely)

Sub Copy_Sheet_Beta()
Set wba = ActiveWorkbook
On Error Resume Next
If IsWorkbookOpened("Projekt.xls", "C:Documents and SettingsfrederikSkrivebordRedd Barna") Then
Workbooks("Projekt.xls").Activate 'In case open, just activate "Projekt"
Workbooks.Open Filename:="C:Documents and SettingsfrederikSkrivebordRedd Barnaprojekt.xls"
End If
Set wb = Workbooks("Projekt.xls")
If Not SheetExists(wba.ActiveSheet. Range("C1").Value) Then
MsgBox "overall doesn't exist!"

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May 17, 2009

this is the code i'm using but sometimes it runs sometimes it runs incorrectly; i've been told that sendkeys is not a good choice and i should use API but i'm just studying VB6 and i do not know what is API; so i need a code to copy and paste in a module this is the code with sendkeys that i need insterad with API

Sub b()
Shell "C:Program FilesEquisThe DownLoaderDlwin", vbMinimizedFocus
SendKeys "%{T}", Wait:=True
SendKeys "{o}", Wait:=True
SendKeys "{A}", Wait:=True
SendKeys "{DOWN}", Wait:=True
SendKeys "{TAB}", Wait:=True
SendKeys "C:Documents and SettingsfrancoDesktop", Wait:=True
SendKeys "{TAB}", Wait:=True
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Once the intended chain of actions is performed, normally EXCEL would go on to display the contextual menu, (which is its standard right-click action when no macros are involved).
Since I don’t want my macro operation to end with that menu covering part of my screen, I have the macro ‘type’ in ESCAPE, through one of these lines:

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Dec 19, 2006

I'm trying to access one of my custom menus through a macro.

The keyboard commands are

alt, n, f


alt, n, g

I have these lines of

SendKeys "%nf", True
SendKeys "%ng", True

All this seems to do is put the letters f and g in cell A31!

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Dec 17, 2008

I am trying to use a macro to automate the use of alt key.

my code looks like this-->
Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
For i = 0 To 10
Range("A" & i).Value = ActiveSheet.SendKeys("%" & i)
Next i
End Sub

This code is to enter the value of ALT+1...ALT+10 to column A

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Oct 5, 2007

I am using SendKeys in a VBA script to activiate 2 Add-In functions when a worksheet is activated. The code I am using is:

Private Sub Worksheet_Activate()
Application.SendKeys "%GR"
Application.SendKeys "%GH"
End Sub

Whilst this code works fine as is I would like to provide the user with some progress information either with a message box or via the status bar. The first command refreshes data from an external source and the second hides unwanted rows and columns. I do not have access to modify these add-in functions.

I have tried:

Private Sub Worksheet_Activate()
Application.StatusBar = "Refreshing data in progress ..."
Application.SendKeys "%GR"
Application.StatusBar = "Hiding rows and columns in progress ..."
Application.SendKeys "%GH"
Application.StatusBar = False
End Sub

However, the system does not wait for the sendkeys commands to complete before changing the status bar message so it flashes them on and can hardly be seen

I would also like to turn screen refresh off to speed up the process time however the Application. ScreenUpdating function appears to be ignored.

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Jun 12, 2008

Ive put together some code that sendkey values to another app. I'm having trouble now looping throught a worksheet and sending the keys of each cell.

For example ill used range a1:c4 I like to have a loop that moves to a1 and takes the value and sendkeys then b1 sendkey value.

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Mar 13, 2008

I would like to emulate hitting the Alt+Ctrl+"Print Screen" button on the keyboard with the following code. I know there are some restrictions around using the PrintScreen with the SendKeys, but I'm hoping I can still figure out how to make this work.

Following is the first part of a larger macro I've set up. If I can just get this to work, that would be perfect.

Sub PrintTheScreen()
Application.SendKeys "^%" & "PRTSC"
End Sub

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SendKeys "^F"

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Sub ExcelOptionDialogSendkeys()
Application.SendKeys "{ESC 5}%TO"
End Sub
But if you happen to want to assign it to a Ribbon button click...

Sub rxExcelOptionsDialog(control As IRibbonControl)
Application.SendKeys "{ESC 5}%TO"
End Sub

the sendkeys method just doesn't seem to work under any circumstance.

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May 31, 2008

I used to run a macro on Win XP - where in I open a Web browser and then Send keystroke to Open new ones - Which was working fine. But now when i use the same macro in Vista it gives me a "Error - 70 : Permission Denied" @ sendkeys.

Option Explicit
Public myIE As Object
Sub OpenIE()
Set myIE = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application")
myIE.Navigate ""
myIE.Visible = True
Application.Wait (Now + TimeSerial(0, 0, 5))
SendKeys "^N" ' to Open New Window
End Sub

What i require now is I need to Open IE - 7 - Which i am able to do and then open several Tabs with different URL's

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Jul 7, 2012

I have created some code that directs me to a web page, and i use send keys to navigate my way to the input field. In this input field I am trying to put a cell value in a range use send keys to download the file, and the repeat the process for the next cell.

Here is my code so far, it does everything right up until pasting the copied cell into the input section of the web page - the issue is it is pasting nothing

Shell "C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe " & "", vbMaximizedFocus
Application.Wait Now + TimeValue("00:00:05")
SendKeys "{TAB}"
' Input username

[Code] .....

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Aug 17, 2007

I have a simple macro that from Outlook Express sends emails, with the last code line to mimic ALT+S on the keyboard to send the message

Application.Wait (Now + TimeValue("0:00:02"))
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Yesterday I needed to install some new software that required at the end reinstalling of Microsoft Redistributable 2005. Not sure if for that reason but now the last line (the SendKeys) is not sending the email automatically anymore. What happens is:
-the email message windows pops up but is not being sent unless i do it manually (if i get rid of the two seconds pause ahead of that)
-have a VB error message that takes me before the SendKeys line (if I keep the two secs wait ahead of that)

It looks to me that either:
-the pc is not active anymore on the email message therefore the SendKeys doesnt work
-somehow the instruction finds the "door" shut by something else
-worse of all, the software has messed up with those send keys commands (tried to reinstall it but to no avail)

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Apr 23, 2009

I need to use sendkeys to insert code into codepane in VBE.

I use sendkeys "MyFunction()", but the "()" doesn't show up just "MyFunction"
I use sendkeys "MyFunction" & chr(40) & chr(41), still only get "MyFunction"

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Jan 9, 2008

I was looking at Colo's website for the Application.SendKeys method, ,so that I can speed up a page/print setup macro that I have.

I was partially successful in setting this up, but I did notice that there was no argument number in that method for setting up the "Fit to x Pages Wide" and "y Pages tall".... I really need that functionality....

I saw something here that is supposed to get the zoomfactor : but I can't seem to incorporate it into my code so that it works.

Is there an Argument I can set up to get those?

Here is my code so far:

Sub ElecECNPrint()
Application.SendKeys "{ENTER}", False
Application.Dialogs(xlDialogPageSetup).Show _
Arg1:="", _
Arg2:="", _
Arg3:=0.25, _
Arg4:=0.2, _
Arg5:=0.42, _
Arg6:=0.39, _
Arg11:=xlPortrait, _
Arg12:=xlPaperLetter, _
Arg13:=79, _
ActiveWindow.SelectedSheets.PrintOut Copies:=1, Collate:=True
End Sub

I want to change Arg13:=79 to Arg13:= Zoomfactor, but I just ain't cutting it as each page is a different size and I am running this from Personal.xls ....

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Jul 22, 2014

I'm trying to use the SendKeys function to copy data from a range using a button.

I realise this is not the most elegant of ways to acheive the result, but there are a number of factors involved.

The range is laced with code.

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However, I have not been able to find a solution. I created 2 macros that work using the alt+F8 and enter option as well as the run from the macros menu method. Whenever I try to use the keyboard short cut eg. Ctrl+e it will either not do anything or pause and then select every cell. The codes are below:

Sub Macro5()
' Macro5 Macro


I have tried multiple letter options and have also tried many macros in a new workbook and I cannot get it to run with the keyboard shortcut.

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I have a workbook that I transfer back and forth from my desktop to my laptop, that uses Sendkeys to add code to the active pane in VBA. It doesn't work on my laptop, but works fine on my desktop.

Both computers have Vista. Is there a switch somewhere to make Sendkeys work?

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Sep 24, 2013

We have a business system which has some very disjointed reporting. To fix this I have multiple extracts that are then combined into a single report. I then add Year & Period from a lookup of a date in a particular field. Unfortunately most values are returned as #N/A but if I manually go into the sheet and select an offending cell and click then magically the formula then corrects itself.

So I thought I would be clever and use Sendkeys {F2} as part of my code. Unfortunately this is a bit hit & miss as it works on some but not on others. Also the Sendkeys piece repeats itself leaving my frontsheet a 1000 rows from the start. This is easily fixed by selecting cell A1as the last step.

My question is there methods in VBA by not using sendkeys that will achieve the same result and is consistent. I am using Excel 2010.

Sub Add_Calendar()
Dim cell As Object, c As Range

'setup for calendar data population
' Range("H1") = "Created Date"
Range("N1") = "Year"
Range("O1") = "Period"
'copy the format

[Code] ........

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