What exactly does win32com.client.Dispatch("WScript.Shell")?


I was searching for a Python piece of code which would simulate keystrokes.
I stumble upon something using win32com.client.Dispatch("WScript.Shell").
I am not fan (at all) of Windows but it is to help a friend with automation of a game.

I got a problem, this works fine on notepad or firefox for example, it does write but not on his game.
In order to find wether it comes from his game or my automation I would like to have some details about win32com.client and what really represents WScript.Shell

Thank you all


Some citations:

As we discussed previously, automation objects are COM objects that
expose methods and properties using the IDispatch interface. So how do
we use these objects from Python? The win32com.client package contains
a number of modules to provide access to automation objects. This
package supports both late and early bindings, as we will discuss.

To use an IDispatch-based COM object, use the method
win32com.client.Dispatch(). This method takes as its first parameter
the ProgID or CLSID of the object you wish to create. If you read the
documentation for Microsoft Excel, you’ll find the ProgID for Excel is
Excel.Application, so to create an object that interfaces to Excel,
use the following code:

import win32com.client
xl = win32com.client.Dispatch("Excel.Application")

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The WScript.Shell object provides functions to read system information
and environment variables, work with the registry and manage
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Answered By – NorthCat

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