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How can I make a script that waits in a while loop for a specific keyboard combination before doing something? I want to run the script and then have it wait for ALT+CTRL+Q and then execute the rest of the script.

I've searched around but finding VBScript info is kinda hard. The ones I do find seem to be Internet Explorer related.

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is this a standalone script,part of a Office app? If standalone, you may be out of luck but look at the Read method for StdIn –  uSlackr Jun 14 '12 at 22:08
    
@uSlackr Standalone I guess? I'm trying to control some windows operations with a script like opening a program, running some commands in the program then closing the program. –  VEC Jun 14 '12 at 22:45
    
Look into AutoIt or AutoHotKey, you'll be able to find more for detecting keypresses than with VBScript. They also have built ins for automating windows and controls. –  MaQleod Jun 15 '12 at 1:09

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This will wait for the ENTER key:

strMessage = "Press the ENTER key to continue."
Wscript.StdOut.Write strMessage

Do While Not WScript.StdIn.AtEndOfLine
   Input = WScript.StdIn.Read(1)
Loop
WScript.Echo "The script is complete."

You may be able to check what value Input is getting to see if your desired keypress has a value you can test for

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You'll need to look into keyboard hooks. You may be somewhat limited in only having VBScript to play with.

Check out:

http://www.vbaccelerator.com/home/VB/Code/Libraries/Hooks/Journal_Record_Hooks/article.asp

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