QTP Secret Code Chart Revealed For DeviceReplay PressKey, KeyDown, KeyUp

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Let’s face it. If you’ve been doing test automation for any length of time you’ve faced situations in which you need to perform mouse or keyboard actions using screen coordinates.

When the Set and Type Methods Suck:

Even though most objects have Set and Type methods, these methods — for whatever reason — may not work in all situations. If they don’t then your next step may be to try VBScript's sendkey method. But even sendkeys sometimes do not have a way to perform certain actions, such as pressing the left alt key. Hence the need for QTP’s undocumented Device Replay features.

No ASCII No Problem:

A few months back, I posted an article outlining three different ways to use keyboard input in QTP. I recently came across some more Device Replay Key codes for the PressKey, Keydown, Keyup and PressNKeys that I’d like to share with you. These methods are particularly helpful in certain situations in which you need to perform an action using a code that does not have an ASCII equivalent.

Chart of the keyboard key codes for the PressKey, Keydown, Keyup and PressNKeys:

The number keys:

Keystroke Code to use
1 1
2 2
3 3
4 4
5 5
6 6
7 7
8 8
9 9

The keypad number keys:

Keystroke Code to use
1 79
2 80
3 81
4 75
5 76
6 77
7 71
8 72
9 73
0 82

The Function keys:

Keystroke Code to use
F1 59
F2 60
F3 61
F4 62
F5 63
F6 64
F7 65
F8 66
F9 67
F10 68
F11 87
F12 88

The Letter keys:

Keystroke Code to use
A 30
B 48
C 46
D 32
E 18
F 33
G 34
H 35
I 23
J 36
K 37
L 38
M 50
N 49
O 24
P 25
Q 16
R 19
S 31
T 20
U 22
V 47
W 17
X 45
Y 21
Z 44

The Enter, Space, Shift, Ctrl and Alt keys:

Keystroke Code to use
ENTER 28
SPACE 57
LEFT SHIFT 42
LEFT CTRL 29
LEFT ALT 56
RIGHT SHIFT 54
RIGHT CTRL 157
RIGHT ALT 184
; 39
40
, 51
. 52
/ 53

The Weird/Other keys:

Keystroke Code to use
12
[ 26
] 27
` 41
= 13
BACKSPACE 14
CAPSLOCK 58
DELETE 211
DOWN 208
END 207
HOME 199
INSERT 210
LEFT 203
NUMLOCK 69
KEYPAD DECIMAL 83
KEYPAD DIVIDE 181
KEYPAD ENTER 156
KEYPAD MINUS 74
KEYPAD MULTIPLY 55
PAUSE 116
PAGE DOWN 209
PAGE UP 201
RIGHT 205
SCROLL LOCK 70
TAB 15
UP 20O
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