Keyboard simulation in ATEasy?

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John K.

Nov 22, 2010
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Re: Keyboard simulation in ATEasy?

Hi there! I have a task that implies an automatic "user input", that is a simulated keyboard data insertion. Is there any way I can do this in ATEasy? The application has to open an .exe file, insert a string into a text field and click the "Next" button a couple of times, all that automaticly. Is there any possibility to do this? Please help me.

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Arne V.
Almelo OV,

Nov 22, 2010
3 Posts

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Re: Keyboard simulation in ATEasy?

Hi Alex,

we've the same issue with some 3th party tools;

Here is a solotion:

- Add c:\windows\system32\user32.dll to libraries
- Add procedure:
keybd_event ( val byre bVk, val Byte bScan, val DWord dwFlags,val long lExtraInfo): void

see for more info :

example of sending <RETURN> in case of adding library to system:


- Important: When debugging using the ATEasy environment it is posible that the keys will modify your code !
(keys are written directly in the keyboard buffer - Be sure the right window has focus )

Tested with ATEasy 6

Example to send 5 digit serialnumber to external application:
sTemp = right(sSerialNbr,5)

! Add 0x30 for ascii conversion
system.keybd_event(0x30 + val(mid(sTemp,0,1)),0x45,0,0)
system.keybd_event(0x30 + val(mid(sTemp,1,1)),0x45,0,0)
system.keybd_event(0x30 + val(mid(sTemp,2,1)),0x45,0,0)
system.keybd_event(0x30 + val(mid(sTemp,3,1)),0x45,0,0)
system.keybd_event(0x30 + val(mid(sTemp,4,1)),0x45,0,0)

Please let me know if your problem is solved,


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