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I have a question about sending keys... I have try to make a program that you can type in a text in a dialog box, and then make it write the text into notepad. but the only function I can find is keybd_event in msdn.. but it only takes, VK_KEYS.. how can I do this if I whant to send a string? like this. char string[5] = {"test"}; for(int i=0; i < strlen(string) + 1; i++){ sendKeySomehow(string[i]); } you know what I mean... hope anyone can point me somewere..

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#include <windows.h>
#include <iostream>
#include <string.h>

using namespace std;

int main(){
HWND notepad_window = FindWindow("Notepad", NULL);
HWND textbox_window = FindWindowEx(notepad_window, NULL, "Edit", NULL);

if (!notepad_window) {
printf("Could not find Notepad\n");
return 1;

string my_string;

cout << "Enter a word to send to Notepad: ";
cin >> my_string;

for (int i = 0; i < my_string.size(); i++)
SendMessage(textbox_window, WM_CHAR, (int)my_string[i], 0x80000000);
return 0;

If i have understood you corectly this code should help.
You just have to change it so you enter the text in a dialogbox instead of in a console window.

hope it helps

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