Press and Hold KeyStrokes

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Press and Hold KeyStrokes

Post by costamesakid » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:42 pm

Is it possible to record a key sequence and have the keys pressed down for a period of time. Such as Ctrl+Alt+Delete to get to the reboot dialog?

When I record the sequence in Ranorex and play back, Ranorex will press Ctrl then release then press Alt then release, etc. Thanks

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Re: Press and Hold KeyStrokes

Post by Ciege » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:28 pm

Somthing like this?

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Keyboard.Press("{ControlKey DOWN}{Home}{ControlKey UP}");
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Re: Press and Hold KeyStrokes

Post by Support Team » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:08 am

Usually, if you record such a keystroke with Ranorex Recorder, it should generate a Keyboard Sequence action containing the exact same string ciege posted before.

However, Ctrl+Alt+Delete will most probably not work, because it is a special keyboard shortcut Windows won't allow to be simulated by an automation program for security reasons.

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