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Keyboard.SendKeys Method (UITestControl, String, Boolean)

Sends keystrokes to generate the specified text string.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITesting
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITesting (in Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITesting.dll)

public static void SendKeys(
	UITestControl control,
	string text,
	bool isEncoded
)

Parameters

control
Type: Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITesting.UITestControl
UI control to which the keys will be sent.
text
Type: System.String
The text for which to generate keystrokes.
isEncoded
Type: System.Boolean
true if the text is encoded; otherwise, false.

The string may contain key modifiers.

Control

^

Shift

+

Alt

%

Windows

#

To send a Control+A keyboard sequence, use SendKeys("^a").

To send a character that represents a key modifier, enclose the character in a pair of braces. For example, to send a plus sign, use SendKeys("{+}").

To send a brace, enclose the brace in a pair of braces. For example, to send an opening or closing brace, use SendKeys("{{}") or SendKeys("{}}"), respectively.

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