UI Automation Activities
Last updated Jul 16, 2024

Key Press Trigger



Monitors keyboard events on a specified UI element.

It can be used either within a triggered workflow or within a Trigger Scope activity.


  • DisplayName - The display name of the activity.
  • Key - The key that is monitored. Special keys are supported and you can select them from the activity drop-down list. This field supports only strings and String variables.
  • Selector - Text property used to find a particular UI element when the activity is executed. It is actually a XML fragment specifying attributes of the GUI element you are looking for and of some of its parents.
  • Private - If selected, the values of variables and arguments are no longer logged at Verbose level.


  • BlockEvent - When selected, the key press is blocked from acting on the indicated UI element. By default, this check box is not selected.
  • IncludeChildren - When selected, the children of the specified UI element are also monitored. By default, this check box is selected.
  • KeyModifiers - Adds a selected key modifier to the activity. The following options are available: Alt, Ctrl, Shift, Win.
  • TriggerMode - Specifies if the event is triggered on Down or Up.
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