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Language: VB4/32,VB5,VB6
Expertise: Intermediate
Nov 21, 2000

OpenWindowsHelp - Bring up the Windows Help system

Private Declare Sub keybd_event Lib "user32" (ByVal bVk As Byte, _
    ByVal bScan As Byte, ByVal dwFlags As Long, ByVal dwExtraInfo As Long)
Private Const VK_LWIN = &H5B
Private Const KEYEVENTF_KEYUP = &H2

' Open the Windows Help

Sub OpenWindowsHelp()
    ' programmatically press the Windows key
    keybd_event VK_LWIN, 0, 0, 0
    ' then press and then release the F1 key
    keybd_event vbKeyF1, 0, 0, 0
    keybd_event vbKeyF1, 0, KEYEVENTF_KEYUP, 0
    ' and finally release the Windows Key
    keybd_event VK_LWIN, 0, KEYEVENTF_KEYUP, 0
End Sub
Francesco Balena
 
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