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Setting focus to external applications and sending keystrokes

Setting focus to external applications and sending keystrokes

Setting focus to external applications and sending keystrokes

I am having trouble setting the focus to external applications.  I have code that starts two external applications - one to dial up to a remote network and one to make the connection to an AS/400.  Then the code does an FTP of data to the AS/400.  Once the FTP is completed, I need to be able to make the external applications active and disconnect from the network and close the programs.  When I try to use AppActivate, I get Error Code 5 - Invalid procedure call or argument.  I'm not sure what this means or how I can make the external applications the active window.  If anyone has any idea of how to do this, I would greatly appreciate it.  Thanks.

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