<AWT Dev> Review request for 4908075: Press shift and another key using robot does not trigger events properly
java at obendig.de
Wed Jun 29 13:54:17 UTC 2016
here is a test for this. I updated the webrev.
This test is for windows only as other OS might catch some of the tested
keyboard events before the are passed to the canvas.
I hope this is ok as the problem itself occurs on windows only.
> Sergey Bylokhov <Sergey.Bylokhov at oracle.com> hat am 21. Juni 2016 um 21:53
> Hi, Oliver.
> Is it possible to write a test for this fix?
> On 21.06.16 17:39, Oliver Bendig wrote:
> > Hi,
> > can you please review the following fix:
> > Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~simonis/webrevs/2016/4908075/
> > BugID: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-4908075
> > Following some mre details: we are facing issues when trying to send
> > keyboard events via awt robot. When trying to send a keyboard event from
> > the extended keys with the SHIFT-key pressed, this doesn't send a
> > correct key combination. Instead, the Shift-Key is released before the
> > second keycode is sent. This makes it impossible to send combinations
> > like e.g. shift+delete.
> > The bug id 4908075 for this issue is rather old. The suggested idea to
> > switch to SendInput() instead of keybd_event() was delayed at that time
> > because of missing support in Win98. For testing purposes, I implemented
> > SendInput instead of keybd_event, but the issue stays the same. The
> > problem seems to be caused by the missing KEYEVENTF_EXTENDEDKEY flag
> > when calling keybd_event or SendInput. Bug id 8155742 introduces this
> > flag for other reason for VK_ALT_GRAPH. If this is enhanced to cover the
> > extended keys that were introduced as enhancement of the old 84 key AT
> > keyboard, the correct key events are sent.
> > The bug 4908075 was closed as "Won't fix" but I think the fix would be
> > rather simple. Should I reopen 4908075 or is it better to create a new
> > bug for this issue.
> > Thank you and best regards,
> > Oliver
> Best regards, Sergey.
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