Mohd Zubair Mohd Zubair - 2 months ago 11
C# Question

How to Send Ctrl+Shift+F1 to an application using send keys

I want to send Ctrl+Shift+F1 combination of keys to an application.

But when I try to send the keys i am getting an error,the error is,

^+F1
is not a valid key.

The code I am using is:

System.Windows.Forms.SendKeys.Send("{^+F1}");

Answer

Looking at the documentation you need to have your braces around just the F1. Try this to see if it works

System.Windows.Forms.SendKeys.Send("^+{F1}");

From above link by enclosing the ^ and + in the braces you are sending the literal character.

The plus sign (+), caret (^), percent sign (%), tilde (~), and parentheses () have special meanings to SendKeys. To specify one of these characters, enclose it within braces ({})

added by barlop - explanatory note-

(from the documentation link above)

SHIFT +
CTRL ^
ALT %

and

F1 {F1}
F2 {F2}
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