Replacement for SendKeys.Send "{F1}" necessary?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Gina, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. Gina

    Gina Guest

    I read somewhere that Vista does not like SendKeys and that you should use
    API's. I have a Vis Studio 2005 application and its compiled HTML helpfile
    (.CHM) which does appear to be working when the user hits F1 or clicks the
    help button and I issue SendKeys.Send "{F1}"

    Questions:
    Do you think it is safe to leave the code as is?

    The API I am being told to use is SendMessage. Can someone point me on how
    to code SendMessage to issue F1 (I've got some code but it's not working) AND
    have it open my helpfile to a particular topic?

    Or am I off base using this API?

    I am lazy and have not had time to read about helpproviders. If someone has
    a nice read on that, I would appreciate it.

    Thanks!
     
    Gina, Feb 27, 2008
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  2. Go to the start orb, and type the command:

    HH
    MS-ITS:%windir%\Help\mk:mad:MSITStore:%windir%\help\MUI\0409\AuthFw.chm::/html/9868a02b-2d5f-4a8d-a1f7-f6f1a64cec99.htm

    Why did that work? Look at the source of any help entry (rightclick the page
    in help and support app)

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    Mark L. Ferguson, Feb 27, 2008
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  3. Gina

    Gina Guest

    Sorry, I have no idea what you're telling me to do. What's the "start orb"?
    You mean "start menu"?


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    Gina, Feb 27, 2008
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