Unable to open run application using hot keys inside use application scope

Hi All friends,

I am unable to open Run Application used inside use application scope. I have indicated run application using indicate element in Use application scope but it is not opening Run application after I run the designed workflow . please help me how i can use send hot keys activity inside use application scope to open run command prompt.
Please find attached screenshot for same.

thanks regards,
Varun Shinde

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Instead of use application try using a keyboard shortcut with key as win+r
And then try using the type into activity and type the text you want

The method you are using is absolutely fine
It’s with the filepath of run window I believe

The Windows Run dialog box is a resource located in ”C:\WINDOWS\system32\mstsc.exe”


If you are trying to open a cmd prompt window then use this filepath


Hope this would help you resolve this

Cheers @varun_shinde

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if i directly use hot key activity it is giving error as use activity inside application scope . i will try using command prompt.

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Were you able to run the cmd now


Hi @varun_shinde

You can Try to use Start Process Activity Surrounded With Try /Catch


hi Gokul Balaji,

How start process is configured"? .Please tell with all details.


There are multiple ways to open a run window

  1. First and simple method is SEND HOT KEY activity with key as win+r
    This doesn’t require any scope like use application

  2. Second one is start process activity where pass the filepath of run prompt window as a string

  3. Third is the use Use application method like how you are doing

Try with send hot key activity and with key as win+ r
Without indicating any element
Just the hot key
That should work for sure

Cheers @varun_shinde
Cheers @varun_shinde

hi palaniyappan,
hot keys are to not working with community edition studio.

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No worries

Use start process activity and mention this in filepath property


Cheers @varun_shinde

Hi @varun_shinde

“C:\Users\Dell\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\System Tools\Run.lnk”

Need to change according to your pc


Is it working fine now @varun_shinde