hot to send a key message to another program?

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    Question hot to send a key message to another program?

    I am attempting to create a bot for a fps game that can make another program think i am holding down the shift button(because thats the button you hold down when you want your character to run) when i press a key (for example F5) once and stop when i press it again.

    this is a small part of a program.
    So how would i go about writing that? if someone could just get me started i could probobly take it from there.
    Last edited by diducktape; 07-19-2009 at 08:21 PM.

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    You'll probably want to use the keybd_event function.

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    but how to i make it keep sending the shift down message to the game? , that was my main problem

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    Send the message that the shift key has been pressed down, but never send a message that the shift key has been released.

    (or continually send the shift key is down message if that doesn't work)

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    SendMessage(hwnd, WM_KEYDOWN, VK_SHIFT, NULL);
    would that work?

    and what is the #include statment for VK? is it <winuser.h>?
    Last edited by diducktape; 07-20-2009 at 10:59 AM.

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