Sendinput does not send variable contents if the strings begin with ";"

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LC99
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Joined: 23 Nov 2016, 20:33

Sendinput does not send variable contents if the strings begin with ";"

29 Dec 2018, 06:18

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; Tested with AutoHotKey L Version 1.1.29.1
; I've noticed others have experienced this problem as well
; but I think I stumbled on a work-around for the problem
; Line below is used to prefix every line of text on the clipboard with "; "
clipboard := RegExReplace(clipboard, "([^\n]+)", "; $1")  ; This works as shown by msgbox

; The Problem:
SendInput, ^v ; Doesn't paste anything
Sendinput, {Ctrl Down}v{Ctrl Up}  ; This pastes the prefixed text on the clipboard as expected
swagfag
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Joined: 11 Jan 2017, 17:59

Re: Sendinput does not send variable contents if the strings begin with ";"

29 Dec 2018, 06:58

cant reproduce on 1.1.30.1, though i doubt i would have been able to on 1.1.29.1 either
gregster
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Joined: 30 Sep 2013, 06:48

Re: Sendinput does not send variable contents if the strings begin with ";"

29 Dec 2018, 09:38

can't reproduce on 1.1.29.1 either

Well, if you run the script like this, there is probably no text field active at the moment the line SendInput ^v gets executed (and then it cannot paste anything, obviously) . But that would be true for the next line, too.
Try it as a hotkey procedure and activate some editor window (like Notepad) before you execute the code via the hotkey.
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joefiesta
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Location: Pa., USA

Re: Sendinput does not send variable contents if the strings begin with ";"

29 Dec 2018, 11:47

and, everything works fine on 1.1.28.

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