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With sendkeys (Python/Pywin32 uses WScript from Windows Scripting Host) one can control applications via shortcuts. eg.

This example first opens Microsoft Outlook, takes the first element, marks the full text and takes it into the clipboard (CTRL + C).

 
import win32com.client
shell = win32com.client.Dispatch("WScript.Shell")
shell.Run("outlook")
shell.AppActivate("Outlook")
shell.SendKeys("^o", 0) # 1 für Pause = true 0 für nein
shell.SendKeys("^a", 0)
shell.SendKeys("^c", 0)
Here is a list of WScript-commands:

Key

Argument

BACKSPACE

{BACKSPACE}, {BS}, or {BKSP}

BREAK

{BREAK}

CAPS LOCK

{CAPSLOCK}

DEL or DELETE

{DELETE} or {DEL}

DOWN ARROW

{DOWN}

END

{END}

ENTER

{ENTER} or ~

ESC

{ESC}

HELP

{HELP}

HOME

{HOME}

INS or INSERT

{INSERT} or {INS}

LEFT ARROW

{LEFT}

NUM LOCK

{NUMLOCK}

PAGE DOWN

{PGDN}

PAGE UP

{PGUP}

PRINT SCREEN

{PRTSC}

RIGHT ARROW

{RIGHT}

SCROLL LOCK

{SCROLLLOCK}

TAB

{TAB}

UP ARROW

{UP}

F1

{F1}

F2

{F2}

F3

{F3}

F4

{F4}

F5

{F5}

F6

{F6}

F7

{F7}

F8

{F8}

F9

{F9}

F10

{F10}

F11

{F11}

F12

{F12}

F13

{F13}

F14

{F14}

F15

{F15}

F16

{F16}

Steuerung, Shift, ALT und Enter werden wie folgt gesendet:

 

Key

Special Character

SHIFT

+

CTRL

^

ALT

%

ENTER

~

The documentation of Sendkeys you can find at Microsoft.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 04 March 2008 )
 
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