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Robot - can't get symbols: !@#$^&*()_+

Adrian Burlington
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Joined: Jun 16, 2009
Posts: 75
Hi Guys,

I was wondering why in the following code the output is: "~%" and not "~!@#$%^&*()_+"

1. Open a textpad (before you run it)
2. Run the code
3. Go to the textpad and clickin (so the cursor is in the textpad)


Rob Camick
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Joined: Jun 13, 2009
Posts: 2266
The Robot class is not very smart. The combination of key codes you need to use is keyboard dependent. You can't always just use the key code of the character you want when a shift is also required. You need to use the key code of the character of the key you actually press. For example on my keyboard I would use:

Next I changed your do type methods so that the key events are generated in the proper order:

Adrian Burlington
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Joined: Jun 16, 2009
Posts: 75
Got it! thanks, using the SHIFT (this will not work on a non QWERTY keyboard) but that's not a problem on my end. THANKS!!!
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