Help with keybd_event()

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    Help with keybd_event()

    Hey again,

    Im trying to use the keybd_event function to send the "@" letter to a program, so far ive tried almost every combination and none work:

    Code:
    keybd_event('@', 0, 0, 0);
    keybd_event('@', 0, KEYEVENTF_KEYUP, 0);
    Code:
    keybd_event('2', 1, 0, 0);
    keybd_event('2', 1, KEYEVENTF_KEYUP, 0);
    Code:
    keybd_event('2', 0, KEYEVENTF_EXTENDEDKEY | 0, 0);
    keybd_event('2', 0, KEYEVENTF_EXTENDEDKEY | KEYEVENTF_KEYUP, 0);
    for the last 2 attempts i actually thought that maybe it would trigger a shift command or something.

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    hmm i think i might have figured it out, but im not sure if its the most efficient or right way to do it:

    Code:
    keybd_event(VK_SHIFT, 0, 0, 0);
    keybd_event('2', 0, 0, 0);
    keybd_event('2', 0, KEYEVENTF_KEYUP, 0);
    keybd_event(VK_SHIFT, 0, KEYEVENTF_KEYUP, 0);
    and if its right and efficient, im sorry about making a new thread for no reason, its just that ive tried all combinations over and over for 1 hour until i just stopped thinking and this one came to mind.

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    I was also wondering, why doesnt the symbols, ";", ":", etc. work

    ive tried:

    Code:
    keybd_event(';', 0, 0, 0);
    keybd_event(';', 0, KEYEVENTF_KEYUP, 0);
    Ive searched through the VK Keys and havent found anything to do with colons

    Any help would be appreciated, sorry for posting alot but theres problem after problem

    thanx again

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