View Full Version : Send Keystrokes To External Application

10-27-2003, 12:11 PM
Part of the package that I am putting together involves calling another setup application. Whilst people could manually intervene, I would like to know if there is a way that I can send the keystrokes to this application. I guess it is by use of SendMessage, but don't know enough about Windows Api to work out the format.
Can anyone out there help???


Mark Thompson
ANC Rental Corporation

10-27-2003, 12:52 PM
Please see this thread for an example: http://community.installshield.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=99554.

10-28-2003, 04:04 AM

Thanks for this - this does pretty much what I am trying to achieve, but it uses the SendKeys() function, which I can find no reference to in DevStudio 9.

I guess I am looking for some method of emulating this function, that will work in 9.


10-28-2003, 01:46 PM
That code is intended for InstallScript, if I understand the question; just as you can call API functions from InstallScript, you can often call COM Automation methods for registered objects...