Send Keys

This activity sends text to given web element (control) as a series of keyboard characters typed one at a time (simulates human behavior).
Fill in the custom browser window name. Drop the control on the activity. Choose delay between characters (in milliseconds, 1ms=1/1000s). Text to match is an optional parameter. It is possible to send special characters: you have to convert ASCII code to character, e.g. to send TAB to control put “System.Convert.ToChar(9)” in Text parameter in Input part of Properties window.

Parameter nameParameter TypeIn/OutDescription
Alternative Scenario If FailedBooleanInputcheckbox; default is "on"
Browser window nameStringInputcustom internal name for particular browser window, in order to use in Wizlink®
DelayInt32Inputwaiting time between sending characters (in milliseconds)
DisplayNameLiteralInputyou can change the name of activity for greater clarity of the scenario
KeystrokesStringInputstring of characters to be sent
Retry timeout [s]DoubleInputwaiting time until the activity will execute: 1. any negative value means try once, if you fail – set Result to False and finish activity; 2. “0” means try until you get the effect; 3. any positive value is time in seconds in which the activity will persist trying until successful or the time elapses, if failed – set Result to False and finish activity
Text to matchStringInputchecks whether inspected element contains given text (optional parameter)
ResultBooleanOutputreturns the Boolean value: it will return True if no error is in activity, otherwise it will return False
Result CodeInt32OutputResult Code will return 0 if there is no error in activity, otherwise in most cases it will return 1, the extended result code will show only in several chosen activities