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PRJ: Toolbar Button Not Upgraded If Assigned to SendKeys

Article ID: 170714

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007


  • Microsoft Project 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Project 98 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q170714


When you upgrade to Microsoft Project 98 or later, some of the toolbar buttons may not be upgraded correctly and will not be available.


This behavior occurs when you a button is assigned to the SendKeys command. This command is no longer available for buttons in Microsoft Project 98 or later.


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To work around this problem, use the SendKeys command in a Visual Basic macro and assign this macro to a toolbar button. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. On the Tools menu, point to Macro, and then click Macros.
  2. In the Macro Name box, type SendKeys, and click Create.
  3. In the Visual Basic Editor, enter the following line of code:

          SendKeys "{Enter}"

    The code window should look like this:

          Sub SendKeys()
             SendKeys "{Enter}"
          End Sub
  4. On the File menu, click Save.
  5. On the File menu, click Close and Return to Microsoft Project.

After you create the macro, link it to a toolbar button, using these steps:

  1. On the Tools menu, point to Customize, and then click Toolbars.
  2. Click the Commands tab.
  3. In the Categories list, select All Commands. In the Commands list, drag the SendKeys macro to one of the toolbars.

NOTE: If you want to edit or change the button image, right-click the SendKeys button and click the appropriate command on the menu that appears.

  1. Click Close.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the versions of Microsoft Project listed above.

Additional query words: prj2000

Keywords: kbinterop kbprb kbsetup KB170714