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Global send key events

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Hi, i want to send windows+R to a active application to open the run window.

Can anyone provide the syntax for that pls

Lokesh sansanwal

Hello Lokesh,

not sure if you were able to figure out how to send the combination of Windows key + R to open the Run window, but in case you haven't, and for future reference, this can be achieved by doing the following in your Navigate stage:

1. Use a "Global Send Key Events" to send the Windows Key using the text value "<{LWin}"
(Note: 'LWIN' is case sensitive)


2. Use a "Global Send Keys" to send the 'r' key using the text value "r"


3. Use a "Global Send Key Events" to release the Windows Keys using the text value ">{LWin}"


Further technical details on how Windows treats Send Key Events can be found in the following link:
Keys Enumeration

Anthony Ringot
Senior Support Engineer

Hi Lokesh ,

For using Win+R what @kez2fab mentioned is perfect .

Though i will not suggest you to use this way for opening run window as this has many exceptions. I have came across such issue in past and will advice you to open run mode through below command on Command line.
explorer.exe Shell:::{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}

[Vipul] [Tiwari] [Senior Process Simplification and Optimization Developer]
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Hi Anthony,

The information you have provided is very helpful. I am also trying to work  out the same situation. But what I am unclear is how the Application modeller is to be composed. Meaning the details that need to be there in Application Wizard like type of application etc.

pooja gupta