function key emulation?

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asked May 7, 2010 by Allan (160 points)
edited Oct 6, 2010

Using the VirtualTerminal.SendToServer sub is there any way to send linux encoded function keys instead of sending the windows encoding as a string? Or perhaps another method for sending it as a virtual key?

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answered May 10, 2010 by Lukas Matyska (61,230 points)
edited May 10, 2010

To send function key recognizable by the remote end you can use the SendToServer(ConsoleKeyInfo) method with FunctionKeysMode set apropriately. Please note that there is a lot of function keys mode (in real word), you have to choose correct one for your particular server.

// send function key F10 using standard predefined Linux convetions
virtualTerminal.Options.FunctionKeysMode = FunctionKeysMode.Linux;
virtualTerminal.SendToServer(new ConsoleKeyInfo('\0', ConsoleKey.F10, false, false, false));

To send text encoded with your preferred encoding, you have to set the Options.Encoding property.

// send some text encoded by specific encoding (new line seqence set to <CR> instead of <CR><LF>)
virtualTerminal.Options.Encoding = System.Text.Encoding.GetEncoding("requested encoding name or codepage");
virtualTerminal.Options.NewLineSequence = NewLineSequence.CR;
virtualTerminal.SendToServer("some text");

Finally, you are able to send raw bytes to the server directly.

// prepare the data
byte[] rawData = new byte[4];
// ...
// send bytes directly to the server
virtualTerminal.SendToServer(rawData, 0, rawData.Length);