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Can you do a SendKeys to a FieldList field number?


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Keith Malek

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:09 am
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Hello All,

I have a question that I can’t seem to find an answer for.
I’ve been programming for IBMPersonal Communications from VBA i.e.

autECLOIAObj.WaitForInputReady
autECLPSObj.SetCursorPos 6, 19
autECLOIAObj.WaitForInputReady
autECLPSObj.SendKeys "Hello World"

My question is, is there a way of sending text to a field number i.e.

autECLPSObj.autECLFieldList.Refresh(1)
If (Not autECLPSObj.autECLFieldList.Count = 0 ) Then
If ( autECLPSObj.autECLFieldList(1).Numeric ) Then
' do whatever
Endif
Endif

So something like (autECLPSObj. SendKeys.autECLFieldList(1) "Hello World") that way it sends "Hello World" to field number 1 in the presentation space.

I’m not sure If I am explaining it well or not. Please let me know.

Thank you in advance.
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Ed Goodman

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:19 am
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Do you have a good definition of what is returned from teh expression "autECLFieldList(1)"?

You MAY have to find a way to extend that reference until it returns a field object, like autECLPSObj. SendKeys.(autECLPSObj.autECLFieldList(1)) or something similar.

A lot of it depends on the object definitions. Do you have alink to the PCOMM object model library?
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Ed Goodman

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:23 am
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A-ha!

The fieldlist object has a SetText method...

' Build the list and set the first field with some text
autECLPSObj.autECLFieldList.Refresh(1)
autECLPSObj.autECLFieldList(1).SetText("IBM is a cool company")
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Keith Malek

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:30 am
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Cool. Thank you all for your help.
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Ed Goodman

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:41 am
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If you were dead set to use Sendkeys, like if it's the only way to send special characters or something:

Use the FieldList object to get teh Row/Col of the field you want, then use them in the presentation space calls:

Dim Row as Long
Dim Col as Long

Row = autECLPSObj.autECLFieldList(1).StartRow
Col = autECLPSObj.autECLFieldList(1).StartCol


autECLPSObj.SendKeys "IBM is a really cool company", Row, Col

OR

autECLPSObj.SetCursorPos Row, Col
autECLPSObj.SendKeys "IBM is a really cool company"


OR

autECLPSObj.SetText("Hello World", Row, Col)


However, the manual warns that SetText can NOT send those PF Keys like [enter] and [PF1], so you probably want to use that Sendkey method.
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