How to perform a screen capture programmatically from Visual FoxPro

Summary

It is not possible to use the KEYBOARD command in FoxPro to stuff the keyboard buffer with PrintScrn or Alt+PrintScrn to copy the whole screen or the active window to the clipboard. This article describes how you can call the Win32 API function, keybd_event, to get this functionality under Windows 95 and Windows NT. This functionality, however, is not available under Windows 3.1 or Windows for Workgroups since the Win32s subsystem does not contain these API functions.

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The following commands register the keybd_event function and set up a variable that will be passed each time to the function:

   DECLARE INTEGER keybd_event IN Win32API ;
INTEGER, INTEGER, INTEGER, INTEGER
VK_SNAPSHOT = 44 && from the winuser.h
VK_LMENU = 164
KEYEVENTF_KEYUP = 2
KEYEVENTF_EXTENDEDKEY = 1
The following commands copy the full windows desktop to the clipboard (the equivalent of PrintScrn):

DOEVENTS
keybd_event(VK_SNAPSHOT, 1, 0, 0 )
keybd_event(VK_SNAPSHOT, 1, KEYEVENTF_KEYUP, 0 )
DOEVENTS
The following commands copy the active application window to the clipboard (the equivalent of ALT+PrintScrn):

DOEVENTS
keybd_event( VK_LMENU, 0, KEYEVENTF_EXTENDEDKEY, 0 ) && key down
keybd_event( VK_SNAPSHOT, 0, KEYEVENTF_EXTENDEDKEY, 0 )
keybd_event( VK_SNAPSHOT, 0, KEYEVENTF_EXTENDEDKEY + KEYEVENTF_KEYUP, 0 )
keybd_event( VK_LMENU, 0, KEYEVENTF_EXTENDEDKEY + KEYEVENTF_KEYUP, 0 )
DOEVENTS
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Id. de artículo: 153003 - Última revisión: 06/20/2008 - Revisión: 1

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