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Variable to shorten code

Variable to shorten code

Variable to shorten code

(OP)
Hello,

My company has switched from Attachmate Extra! to Attachmate Reflection recently and I have been creating new macros with the new Reflection syntax.

All is going well, however I was wondering if there was a way to create a variable to shorten the extremely long Sendkey functions.

For example, to make the system send a "tab" key, you have to add ibm.CurrentScreen.SendControlKey(ControlKeyCode_Tab)

I thought I could do something like:
Set tabKey = ibm.CurrentScreen.SendControlKey(ControlKeyCode_Tab)
... but that did not work.

Any ideas on how to approach this?

Thanks for your help.

RE: Variable to shorten code

Have never used Attachmate Reflection, but can't you make a function to do the job like,

CODE

Declare Function sendkey(key)

Function sendkey(key)
  ibm.CurrentScreen.SendControlKey(key)
End Function

or if you want a Function, just for tab, then

CODE

Declare Function sendtab()

Function sendtab()
  ibm.CurrentScreen.SendControlKey(ControlKeyCode_Tab)
End Function

Then you just need to call it in main with,

CODE

Sub main
  sendkey("Hello World!")
End Sub

Don't know if the declaration of function syntax is the same in Reflection, because i use Extra!, and i'm not sure if this will work perfectly, but that is how i would do it.

Hope it helps

RE: Variable to shorten code

Sorry, just realize the function was called SendControlKey, so the first function should not use SendControlKey, but the Sendkeys function instead.
Also, if you want a function to handle more ControlKeys, then you can make a function with an argument for the Controlkey, and then have a Switch (Select case) statement inside the function to use the correct control key.

You also need to Dim your session objects before the functions are described.

RE: Variable to shorten code

(OP)
Thanks Lakare, it worked perfectly!!

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