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[.net] Forcing a key press on a control

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So I have some code where I want to force either the up or down key on a control. I am able to do this:
        protected override bool ProcessCmdKey(ref Message msg, Keys keyData)
        {
                    SendKeys.Send("{TAB}"); //sends the tab to the next control
                    
                    //process the up/down key
                    if (keyData == Keys.Up)
                        SendKeys.Send("{UP}");
                    else if (keyData == Keys.Down)
                        SendKeys.Send("{DOWN}");

                    base.ProcessCmdKey(ref msg, keyData);

                    //go back to the original control
                    SendKeys.Send("+{TAB}");
        }
This relies on the fact that the tabs are set up correctly. I would rather do something like this:
                    
                    controlThatNeedsInput.Focus();
                    
                    //process the up/down key
                    if (keyData == Keys.Up)
                        SendKeys.Send("{UP}");
                    else if (keyData == Keys.Down)
                        SendKeys.Send("{DOWN}");

                    base.ProcessCmdKey(ref msg, keyData);

                    originalControl.Focus();

This doesn't work however. The focus appears to change in code but the SendKeys never fires off in the control that just received focus. Any ideas on how to fix this or if there's a better way?

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