SendKeys problem in 2008

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Jack Rabbitt, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. Jack Rabbitt

    Jack Rabbitt Guest

    Hi All,

    Now have another problem with windows 2008, the program we have used
    previously in xp used to SendKeys to talk to our mainframe program, will no
    longer send the symbols, such as #@/<> etc...

    Is there any reason for this, is there a security setting somewhere in
    windows 2008 server which stops this activity, or is there something in the
    VB6 code which which needs to be updated??
    This is the first time ever its not done this so really stumped. as an
    example, if we ask the vb6 program to send a#b#1#2, it will only now send
    ab12, ignoring the symbols.

    Many thanks for your help!

    Jack Rabbitt, Mar 17, 2012
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  2. I don't know this domain, but you might investigate
    whether the program is running with a U.S. or non-U.S.
    keyboard layout - the symbol keys are different on a
    United Kingdom keyboard. Having said that, by your
    report, you seem to be getting everything but the
    Shift key itself.

    Is there another way to represent the Shift key in a
    SendKeys statement? Or can you Send symbols directly?

    Is the StickyKeys accessible version of Shift in
    effect on the system?

    What physical keyboard are the keystrokes being mapped to? It would be unusual not to use the
    101 or 102 keys keyboard nowadays, but I suppose
    you might, in a cramped server cabinet...

    ....or you might boot the server with no keyboard
    at all. Or with a minimal keyboard device attached,
    such as a number pad, or some of the fancier mice.
    Could that be a factor?

    By the way - everyone has quickly patched /all/
    their systems for the latest, unfortunately public
    vulnerability in RDP, yes? (And Remote Assistance,
    and anything else they chose to call it in different
    Robert Carnegie, Mar 20, 2012
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  3. Jack Rabbitt

    Jack Rabbitt Guest

    Thanks for reply, will investigate ketboard setups etc, also been reading
    about dot net fixes and UAC settings so will see!


    Jack Rabbitt, Mar 20, 2012
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