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Python win32api simple Vitual keystroke example
#Giant dictonary to hold key name and VK value
VK_CODE = {'backspace':0x08,
'tab':0x09,
'clear':0x0C,
'enter':0x0D,
'shift':0x10,
'ctrl':0x11,
'alt':0x12,
'pause':0x13,
'caps_lock':0x14,
'esc':0x1B,
'spacebar':0x20,
'page_up':0x21,
'page_down':0x22,
'end':0x23,
'home':0x24,
'left_arrow':0x25,
'up_arrow':0x26,
'right_arrow':0x27,
'down_arrow':0x28,
'select':0x29,
'print':0x2A,
'execute':0x2B,
'print_screen':0x2C,
'ins':0x2D,
'del':0x2E,
'help':0x2F,
'0':0x30,
'1':0x31,
'2':0x32,
'3':0x33,
'4':0x34,
'5':0x35,
'6':0x36,
'7':0x37,
'8':0x38,
'9':0x39,
'a':0x41,
'b':0x42,
'c':0x43,
'd':0x44,
'e':0x45,
'f':0x46,
'g':0x47,
'h':0x48,
'i':0x49,
'j':0x4A,
'k':0x4B,
'l':0x4C,
'm':0x4D,
'n':0x4E,
'o':0x4F,
'p':0x50,
'q':0x51,
'r':0x52,
's':0x53,
't':0x54,
'u':0x55,
'v':0x56,
'w':0x57,
'x':0x58,
'y':0x59,
'z':0x5A,
'numpad_0':0x60,
'numpad_1':0x61,
'numpad_2':0x62,
'numpad_3':0x63,
'numpad_4':0x64,
'numpad_5':0x65,
'numpad_6':0x66,
'numpad_7':0x67,
'numpad_8':0x68,
'numpad_9':0x69,
'multiply_key':0x6A,
'add_key':0x6B,
'separator_key':0x6C,
'subtract_key':0x6D,
'decimal_key':0x6E,
'divide_key':0x6F,
'F1':0x70,
'F2':0x71,
'F3':0x72,
'F4':0x73,
'F5':0x74,
'F6':0x75,
'F7':0x76,
'F8':0x77,
'F9':0x78,
'F10':0x79,
'F11':0x7A,
'F12':0x7B,
'F13':0x7C,
'F14':0x7D,
'F15':0x7E,
'F16':0x7F,
'F17':0x80,
'F18':0x81,
'F19':0x82,
'F20':0x83,
'F21':0x84,
'F22':0x85,
'F23':0x86,
'F24':0x87,
'num_lock':0x90,
'scroll_lock':0x91,
'left_shift':0xA0,
'right_shift ':0xA1,
'left_control':0xA2,
'right_control':0xA3,
'left_menu':0xA4,
'right_menu':0xA5,
'browser_back':0xA6,
'browser_forward':0xA7,
'browser_refresh':0xA8,
'browser_stop':0xA9,
'browser_search':0xAA,
'browser_favorites':0xAB,
'browser_start_and_home':0xAC,
'volume_mute':0xAD,
'volume_Down':0xAE,
'volume_up':0xAF,
'next_track':0xB0,
'previous_track':0xB1,
'stop_media':0xB2,
'play/pause_media':0xB3,
'start_mail':0xB4,
'select_media':0xB5,
'start_application_1':0xB6,
'start_application_2':0xB7,
'attn_key':0xF6,
'crsel_key':0xF7,
'exsel_key':0xF8,
'play_key':0xFA,
'zoom_key':0xFB,
'clear_key':0xFE,
'+':0xBB,
',':0xBC,
'-':0xBD,
'.':0xBE,
'/':0xBF,
'`':0xC0,
';':0xBA,
'[':0xDB,
'\\':0xDC,
']':0xDD,
"'":0xDE,
'`':0xC0}
def press(*args):
'''
one press, one release.
accepts as many arguments as you want. e.g. press('left_arrow', 'a','b').
'''
for i in args:
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE[i], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE[i],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
def pressAndHold(*args):
'''
press and hold. Do NOT release.
accepts as many arguments as you want.
e.g. pressAndHold('left_arrow', 'a','b').
'''
for i in args:
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE[i], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
def pressHoldRelease(*args):
'''
press and hold passed in strings. Once held, release
accepts as many arguments as you want.
e.g. pressAndHold('left_arrow', 'a','b').
this is useful for issuing shortcut command or shift commands.
e.g. pressHoldRelease('ctrl', 'alt', 'del'), pressHoldRelease('shift','a')
'''
for i in args:
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE[i], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
for i in args:
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE[i],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
time.sleep(.1)
def release(*args):
'''
release depressed keys
accepts as many arguments as you want.
e.g. release('left_arrow', 'a','b').
'''
for i in args:
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE[i],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
def typer(string=None,*args):
## time.sleep(4)
for i in string:
if i == ' ':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['spacebar'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['spacebar'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == '!':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['1'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['1'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == '@':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['2'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['2'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == '{':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['['], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['['],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == '?':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['/'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['/'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == ':':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE[';'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE[';'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == '"':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['\''], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['\''],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == '}':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE[']'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE[']'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == '#':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['3'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['3'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == '$':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['4'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['4'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == '%':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['5'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['5'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == '^':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['6'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['6'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == '&':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['7'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['7'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == '*':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['8'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['8'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == '(':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['9'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['9'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == ')':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['0'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['0'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == '_':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['-'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['-'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == '=':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['+'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['+'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == '~':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['`'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['`'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == '<':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE[','], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE[','],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == '>':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['.'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['.'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == 'A':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['a'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['a'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == 'B':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['b'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['b'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == 'C':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['c'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['c'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == 'D':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['d'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['d'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == 'E':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['e'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['e'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == 'F':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['f'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['f'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == 'G':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['g'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['g'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == 'H':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['h'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['h'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == 'I':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['i'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['i'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == 'J':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['j'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['j'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == 'K':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['k'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['k'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == 'L':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['l'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['l'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == 'M':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['m'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['m'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == 'N':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['n'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['n'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == 'O':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['o'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['o'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == 'P':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['p'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['p'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == 'Q':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['q'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['q'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == 'R':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['r'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['r'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == 'S':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['s'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['s'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == 'T':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['t'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['t'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == 'U':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['u'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['u'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == 'V':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['v'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['v'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == 'W':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['w'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['w'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == 'X':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['x'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['x'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == 'Y':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['y'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['y'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
elif i == 'Z':
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'], 0,0,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['z'], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['left_shift'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE['z'],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
else:
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE[i], 0,0,0)
time.sleep(.05)
win32api.keybd_event(VK_CODE[i],0 ,win32con.KEYEVENTF_KEYUP ,0)
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kendase3 commented Jul 12, 2014

I just wanted to say that this is a great resource. The dict in particular was a real time-saver. However, I'm having trouble using the same means as you for holding down keys. Does this call to keybd_event with three zeros only work on certain versions of Windows? I'm having trouble finding documentation on win32api. I've gotten a similar example for shift to work that used different syntax. The script I'm writing is a rather specific situation: A user may use a toggle key to alternate holding down a target key.

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kendase3 commented Jul 12, 2014

Actually it looks like you might not need the dict if you just take input and run hex(ord(input))

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kendase3 commented Jul 12, 2014

or even just ord(input)

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kendase3 commented Jul 12, 2014

It seems as though the "pressAndHold" function simply presses on my system: when in a loop everything seems to work fine

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cagrimertbakirci commented Apr 30, 2016

Such an incredible resource, thank you so much!

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adk96r commented Aug 18, 2016

This is awesome ! I am using this beautiful piece of code to control my Mclaren in NFS using the arduino ( hooked up to a accelerometer ). Thankyou very much .

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15449119 commented Jan 31, 2017

hi, this is really nice..
one quick question: I have made a script to automatically login to windows when it is locked. I add the script to scheduled tasked,when the desktop is locked ,the script will run, the action is typing my password. as I can see, the cursor is in the password box. but nothing typed there. I wonder where does the script typed the password.. do I need to set the cursor?

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om-nishu-trantor commented May 4, 2017

More exhaustive list of Virtual Key(VK) codes : http://www.kbdedit.com/manual/low_level_vk_list.html

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AustinScola commented May 17, 2017

dictionary contains duplicate entry: '`':0xC0

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TheGreatCabbage commented Jul 3, 2017

Very useful, thank you.

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KhunRan commented Oct 14, 2017

Thanks... It is very useful...

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Dimon4eg commented Apr 30, 2018

Oh guys, you can just use VkKeyScan from Windows API!
Look here https://stackoverflow.com/questions/43753346/how-to-get-virtual-key-code-of-a-key/50100057#50100057

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