XenoGuard Documentation

Write Character

Actions » Windows » Keyboard » Write Character 

The action Write Character gets the list of key sequences to be entered as text in an active application. The Delay parameter in the "Key Item" sub-branch can be used to prevent possible errors during keystrokes.

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  1. Open the Windows node in the Workspace Explorer.
  2. In the Keyboard node, select the Write Character action.


The action has the following input parameters:

name Description
List of Keys
The list of keys that creates the key sequence in the "Key Item" sub-branch.

Parameters for the "Key Item" sub-branch:

  • Delay - wait time in milliseconds after pressing the key
  • Key - keystroke to be pressed simulating a keyboard
  • Key Press Mode - type of key press that includes "Down", "Press" and "Up"
  • Key Pressing Time - duration of key press in milliseconds
Allowed Context Scopes [Fixed, Local, Global]
Allowed Context Types [Variable, Parameter, Enum]

Example 1 (Enters a string of characters in a search box):

This example moves the mouse cursor to the search box on the screen. Once the search box is located, it is clicked and the key sequence is entered on the textbox. The search is then executed after pressing the "Return" key.

See other keyboard operations:

Write Text
Key Press
Key Down
Key Up