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Is window manipulation available in perl?
- From: Robert Mecklenburg <mecklen at cimsoft dot com>
- To: Cygwin Users List <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 09:04:47 -0700
- Subject: Is window manipulation available in perl?
First, please excuse the newbie question. I don't think this is
off-topic, but my judgement isn't the one that counts. ;-) I've done a
good bit of searching with google, faqs, and posting to
comp.lang.perl.misc, but can't figure this out...
I'm using the most recent cygwin port of perl (revision 5.0 version 6
subversion 1) on windows 2000. I want to send "alt+f x" to an Outlook
Express window from a perl script. It seems that ActiveState Perl can
do this with the Win32::Setupsup package, but that the vanilla perl
(or cygwin's perl) cannot do this?
I tried to install the Win32-CtrlGUI-0.22 package from cpan.org but it
requires Win32::Setupsup which is not on cpan.org. I found this
package on perlring.org but it seems to require ppm. I found
references to ppm at activestate.com but it appears to be a feature of
ActivePerl rather than of "just perl".
So the question is: "how to I send keystrokes to a Windows window with
I'm using cygwin tools heavily in this perl script and I'd hate to
have to use ActiveState perl. Partly because I love cygwin and partly
because the path translation between a non-cygwin perl and cygwin
tools would introduce messiness I'd like to avoid.
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