[Mono-winforms-list] SendKeys

Martin Hombauer martin at fony.sk
Wed Jan 31 14:29:58 EST 2007

> On 1/31/07, martin at fony.sk <martin at fony.sk> wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> >> -----Original Message-----
>> >> From: mono-winforms-list-bounces at lists.ximian.com [mailto:mono-
>> winforms-list-bounces at lists.ximian.com] On Behalf Of martin at fony.sk
>> Sent: miércoles, 31 de enero de 2007 9:53
>> >> To: mono-winforms-list at lists.ximian.com
>> >> Subject: [Mono-winforms-list] SendKeys
>> >>
>> >> Hi,
>> >>
>> >> I am building an application with virtual keyboard, using 
>> touchscreen. I
>> >> need to send (simulate) a key event when I press button. In windows 
>> .NET,
>> >> there's a method called System.Windows.Forms.SendKeys.Send(), which 
>> simply
>> >> does this thing. But in Mono, compiling results in "The requested 
>> feature
>> >> is not implemented."
>> >>
>> >> Is there any other way to make this work? Does anybody knows, when 
>> will be
>> >> this method implemented in Mono?
>> >
>> > SendKeys is already implemented (though not a long time ago), so which
>> version of mono are you using?
>> >
>> > Rolf
>> >
>> I am using mono-core-
>> " rpm -qa | grep mono-core* "
>> I downloaded RPMs for Fedora 5, added them to yum repository and 
>> installed.
>> Is SendKeys.Send() method ready for Fedora 5?
> I believe SendKeys is new to Mono 1.2.3, which has not quite been
> released yet (there are preview releases available for download,
> though).  See the draft of the release notes:
> http://go-mono.com/archive/1.2.3/
> Best,
> Sandy

Thanks Sandy, I though so.

For Rolf:
Monodevelep knows SendKeys.Send() method after adding 
System.Windows.Forms.dll to references, everything seems ok, there are 
no errors or warnings after compilation, but when application starts and 
I call that method (by pressing a button), application crashes with "The 
requested feature is not implemented" and other error messages. It seems 
like the method is implemented, but it is not.
There is also a bug-report:

I hope the function will be soon implemented, because I cant find other 
way to make virtual keyboard work, I started programming in C# recently.
I tried to start external application xsendkey to send key event to my 
application, but it is not working fine, because in my application, 
there is gecko-sharp widget (mozilla window) and I cant get it focused 
when starting xsendkey so the text cannot by written, for example, in a 
form on webpage. That is a reason, why I need to send key events to my 

Thanks for information, Sandy. I hope you're right :)

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