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Event Auto Typing Macro

Description

 

The Typing Macro allows to automatically execute a typing macro once a connection has been established.

 

This feature simply uses a basic mechanism of sending keystrokes provided by the .NET framework, much like if a person was using the keyboard. It sends the keystrokes to the operating system itself, and they are handled by WHATEVER application has the focus at that time. If the focus is switched to another window, the credentials will most likely be revealed by being typed in a text area.

 

DO NOT USE THIS FEATURE in an environment where passwords MUST be hidden from the user.

 

Auto typing macro

Auto typing macro

 

Settings

 

Typing macro

Keyboard keys are represented by predefined tags between braces. To specify a single keyboard character, use the character itself without braces. For example, represent the letter A by typing the "A" character in the typing macro. To represent more than one character, such as Hello, append each additional character to the preceding one: "Hello".

 

Special keys

To specify characters that aren't displayed when you press a key, such as ENTER or TAB, as well as the keys that represents actions rather than characters, refer to the codes in the following table.

 

KEY

CODE

BACKSPACE

{BACKSPACE}, {BS}, or {BKSP}

BREAK

{BREAK}

CAPS LOCK

{CAPSLOCK}

CTRL + ALT + DELETE`

{CTRL-ALT-DEL}

DEL or DELETE

{DELETE} or {DEL}

DOWN ARROW

{DOWN}

END

{END}

ENTER

{ENTER}

ESC

{ESC}

HELP

{HELP}

HOME

{HOME}

INS or INSERT

{INSERT} or {INS}

LEFT ARROW

{LEFT}

NUM LOCK

{NUMLOCK}

PAGE DOWN

{PGDN}

PAGE UP

{PGUP}

PRINT SCREEN

{PRTSC}

RIGHT ARROW

{RIGHT}

SCROLL LOCK

{SCROLLLOCK}

TAB

{TAB}

UP ARROW

{UP}

F1

{F1}

F2

{F2}

F3

{F3}

F4

{F4}

F5

{F5}

F6

{F6}

F7

{F7}

F8

{F8}

F9

{F9}

F10

{F10}

F11

{F11}

F12

{F12}

F13

{F13}

F14

{F14}

F15

{F15}

F16

{F16}

Keypad add

{ADD}

Keypad subtract

{SUBTRACT}

Keypad multiply

{MULTIPLY}

Keypad divide

{DIVIDE}

 

To specify keys combined with any combination of the SHIFT, CTRL, and ALT keys, precede the key code with one or more of the following signs.

 

KEY

CODE

SHIFT

+

CTRL

^

ALT

%

 

To specify that any combination of SHIFT, CTRL, and ALT should be held down while several other keys are pressed, enclose the code for those keys in parentheses. For example, to specify to hold down SHIFT while E and C are pressed use "+(EC)". To specify to hold down SHIFT while E is pressed, followed by C, without SHIFT, use "+EC".

 

Special commands

COMMANDS

DESCRIPTION

{DELAY}

This command introduces a delay of 300 ms (default value) before the next command.

{WINDOW:???}

This command focus a window containing the specified name after the semi colon.

{PREV-WINDOW}

Select the previous window before executing the remaining commands.

 

Macro Password

You can define a password to be use within the typing macro exclusively. Use the variable $MACRO_PASSWORD$ to access the password.