Passing Keys (macro program)

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    Passing Keys (macro program)

    Hello, I would like to pass keys to a file while its open and running like a macro program does. I know enough C to understand a function, but Im not sure were to begin, this is only my 2nd year learning C and for some reason my book doesnt answer this.

    I would just like to send keys to a program like.

    I have a text file open called new.txt. Im SO lazy I would like to have a program I open up and click on, this will send the keys "ctrl+s" to my program.

    Is there a thread or keyword I could look up? Does anyone know?


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    Accessing special keys, like ctrl+ combos, is compiler specific. Say what you're using and someone will help you.

    If you have conio.h, you might find getch() which might do what you want.
    When all else fails, read the instructions.
    If you're posting code, use code tags: [code] /* insert code here */ [/code]

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    Im using windows XP... my IDE is .net (or I can use 6.0)

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    Look up the console function reference guide in MSDN.
    When all else fails, read the instructions.
    If you're posting code, use code tags: [code] /* insert code here */ [/code]

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