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  • 1.  Windows Press Keys option in navigate stage

    Posted 08-24-2020 20:08
    Hi, There is a option in navigate stage when we spy with application with windows mode - "Windows Key Press". Is there any documentation for this like we have for global send keys, I am trying to press tab with this option, however not sure how we can pass such keys with this option.

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    Mayank Goyal
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  • 2.  RE: Windows Press Keys option in navigate stage

    Posted 08-24-2020 23:29
    The shortcut you're looking for is Ctrl+Esc.

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    Ami Barrett
    Sr Product Consultant
    Blue Prism
    Plano, TX
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  • 3.  RE: Windows Press Keys option in navigate stage

    Posted 08-25-2020 05:30
    @Ami Barrett ​- My question was related to detailed documentation on this function like we have for global send keys - https://portal.blueprism.com/system/files/2018-02/Guide%20to%20Send%20Keys%20and%20Send%20Key%20Events.pdf which clearly specifies what we have to use for different scenarios like, "TAB" or "ENTER" or "CONTROL+A" etc.

    I am looking for details to do this with windows send keys?? Kindly suggest?

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    Mayank Goyal
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  • 4.  RE: Windows Press Keys option in navigate stage

    Posted 08-25-2020 05:55

    When in doubt, my go-to cheat sheet is here:

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/api/system.windows.forms.sendkeys?view=netcore-3.1

    It sounds like you're trying to have it send the keystroke for the windows key, though. That's Ctrl+Esc, or "^{ESC}". If you're in an environment requiring Send Key Events, I'd instead use "<{CTRL}{ESC}>{CTRL}" as these two methods have a slightly different syntax.



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    Ami Barrett
    Sr Product Consultant
    Blue Prism
    Plano, TX
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  • 5.  RE: Windows Press Keys option in navigate stage

    Posted 08-25-2020 06:48
    @Ami Barrett - My apologies it seems i didn't framed the question properly and that confused you. I am referring to options in below screen shot. I am trying to understand the syntax to used in this option - "Windows Press Keys". We have good documentation for "Global Send Keys" function but nothing for "Windows Press Keys" function.



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    Mayank Goyal
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  • 6.  RE: Windows Press Keys option in navigate stage
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    Posted 08-25-2020 14:31

    Gotcha, sorry about that!

    I loaded up a test element and clicked the little blue "i' while in a navigate stage to see what we've got for our internal documentation. It looks like it's only intended to send text, and not special characters through. So if you want to fill a text field, this would be a suitable use. If you want to use special characters, you're probably better off sticking with Global Send Keys.



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    Ami Barrett
    Sr Product Consultant
    Blue Prism
    Plano, TX
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  • 7.  RE: Windows Press Keys option in navigate stage

    Posted 11-10-2021 23:14
    Hi Ami,

    I'm having the same issue. I simply want to press TAB using Windows Press Keys. Using "{TAB}" does not work. I've looked through the documentation and didn't find anything for Windows Press Keys. Can you please tell me the exact command for TAB?


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    Sotos Stephanou
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  • 8.  RE: Windows Press Keys option in navigate stage

    Posted 11-12-2021 14:08
    As stated in the previous post, Windows Press Keys is intended for text input, not additional command inputs such as tab, control, alt, etc. You'll want to switch to using Global Send Keys against the root element of your application model for that.

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    Ami Barrett
    RPA Blue Prism SME
    Karsun Solutions
    Plano TX
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