How do I create key press event using Robot class?

In this example we use the java.awt.Robot class to generate a key press event. We can call the keyPress(int keyCode) method to produce this event.

package org.kodejava.example.awt;

import java.awt.AWTException;
import java.awt.Robot;
import java.awt.event.KeyEvent;

public class CreatingKeyboardEvent {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        try {
            Robot robot = new Robot();

            //
            // Create a three seconds delay.
            //
            robot.delay(3000);
                                     
            //
            // Genering key press event for writing the QWERTY letters
            //
            robot.keyPress(KeyEvent.VK_Q);
            robot.keyPress(KeyEvent.VK_W);
            robot.keyPress(KeyEvent.VK_E);
            robot.keyPress(KeyEvent.VK_R);
            robot.keyPress(KeyEvent.VK_T);
            robot.keyPress(KeyEvent.VK_Y);
        } catch (AWTException e) {
            e.printStackTrace();
        }
    }
}

Wayan Saryada

Programmer, runner, recreational diver, currently living in the island of Bali, Indonesia. Mostly programming in Java, creating web based application with Spring Framework, Hibernate / JPA.

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