Pass Text into other application at current cursor position...?

Discussion in 'Questions (Windows Mobile)' started by TWELVE, Apr 29, 2008.


    TWELVE Active Member Licensed User


    i'm wondering if it would be possible to insert a text at the current cursor position on the mobile device.Let's say, the user has opened a Pocket Excel and the cursor is on a certain area, e.g. a cell.

    Can i then pass text to the cursor input that's not coming from the keyboard..? Or in other word, my application want's to send some text into the text input, to the current cursor position.

    If so, how can this be achieved..?

    kind regards

  2. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

  3. dzt

    dzt Active Member Licensed User

    I confirm, it can be done. Look at post #8
  4. Softselect

    Softselect Member Licensed User

    Hi Dzt,
    I am trying to send some info to Excel on a desktop aplication, but it does not seem to work. It works for the calculator, but no other program.
    can u please have a look and see why the code doesn't work
    I think it may have something to do with the name, I have tried "Microsoft Excel" also no go.
    I looked in Taskmanager for the application name, is there a better method
    Even in the test program the second Desktop Demo button does nothing
    I would like to transfer somthing like 12.005 plus a carrage return CHR(13)
    taking the cursor to the next cell in Excel
    Please note that this is for a desktop application.
    I am using dzHW-3 Dll's copied into the samples directory and the library directory, i even tried remove and add object to make sure i am using the correct LIB.
    Thanks Friedrich

    Attached Files:

  5. Softselect

    Softselect Member Licensed User

    Hi Dzt
    How would i use the following command and analize the result, or am I going the wrong way
    r = FindWindowLike(hWnds(), 0, "Microsoft Excel*", "XLMAIN", Null)
    Returns: All the windows having window text that begins with "Microsoft Excel" and that contains class name "XLMAIN"
    Thanks Friedrich
  6. Softselect

    Softselect Member Licensed User

    hi Everyone
    I have found that it is directly related to the name
    if i use dz.BringWindowToFront("Microsoft Excel - Book1")
    then it works
    how would i use
    r = FindWindowLike(hWnds(), 0, "Microsoft Excel*", "XLMAIN", Null)
    to find the correct name for the window, when the file name Book1 changes
    how do I pass enter (chr(13)) i get an error when i try
    error= input string was not in correct format
    thanks Friedrich
  7. francisco cobos

    francisco cobos Member Licensed User

    I have tried with this and it works:

    '(Send WM_SYSKEYDOWN message (260) and ASCII code of Return as wParam)

    dz.PostMessageToWindow("Microsoft Excel - Book1", 260, 13, 0)
  8. Softselect

    Softselect Member Licensed User

    Thank you Francisco,
    I have found that if i replace the 13 with a 9 it tabs to the next cell
    greatly apppreciated
  9. Softselect

    Softselect Member Licensed User

    Attached Files:

  10. francisco cobos

    francisco cobos Member Licensed User

    Hi Friedrich end everyone,
    I'm very interested in manage an excel book form a basic4 application too. I would like to send not only characters, but Function keys and combination of keys like-"Ctrl-B" in order to find a text into a book of excel. Someon knows how to preform that?

    Thanks in advance
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