SendKeys Method (String)

Keyboard.SendKeys Method (String)

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(
	string text
)

Parameters

text
Type: String

The text for which to generate keystrokes.

The text string may contain key modifiers.

Control

^

Shift

+

Alt

%

Windows

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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.

Alternatively, you can use a method that utilizes the ModifierKeys enumeration, such as the SendKeys method.

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