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#1 lilywhite

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 05:02 PM

I am using sendkeys in a VB6 program to communicate with a variety of programs such as Word, Outlook express, etc. One command in particular cannot be counted on to be consistent and that is the SelectAll function: Sendkeys "^a".
Is there an alternate or more reliable way of accomplishing this function?
(I have looked at Win API but the only function I can find is
SendMessage hWnd, WM_COPY, 0, ByVal 0&. There are WM_COPY values for Cut, Copy, and Paste, but I can't find one for Select All.)
Thanks.

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#2 Jay Cat

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 06:32 PM

Hi lilywhite-

If you give me a little more information about how you are communicating with other applications I'll try to help.

The following works for MS Word:

Include a reference to the Microsoft Word Object Library


Dim objWord As New Word.Application
Dim doc As Word.Document

objWord.Visible = True
Set doc = objWord.Documents.Open("C:\Docs\Work\Patent992.doc")
doc.Select

However, it sounds like you're using a different method so just give me a little more information.




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