Can Rev call API functions?

Phil Davis davis.phil at comcast.net
Mon Jul 26 16:57:54 CDT 2004


I forgot to mention - the Rev app that will control the key panel is
multi-platform - Win32 & MacOSX currently, and possibly a Linux version in
the future.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Phil Davis" <davis.phil at comcast.net>
To: "How to use Revolution" <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
Sent: Monday, July 26, 2004 2:54 PM
Subject: Re: Can Rev call API functions?


> I want to call HID driver functions. My HID device isn't a typical desktop
> device, but a specialized key panel whose keys light up when you press
them
> and turn off when you release them. It's a fully HID-compliant device and
> enumerates correctly upon being plugged into the computer (via USB of
> course). My app needs to control the key lights and some timers in the key
> panel's firmware.
>
> Phil
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Ken Ray" <kray at sonsothunder.com>
> To: "'How to use Revolution'" <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
> Sent: Monday, July 26, 2004 2:37 PM
> Subject: RE: Can Rev call API functions?
>
>
> > Phil,
> >
> > What kinds of API functions do you want to call?
> >
> > Ken Ray
> > Sons of Thunder Software
> > Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
> > Web Site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/
> >
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com
> > > [mailto:use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of
> > > Phil Davis
> > > Sent: Monday, July 26, 2004 4:01 PM
> > > To: How to use Revolution
> > > Subject: Can Rev call API functions?
> > >
> > >
> > > Simple question:
> > > Can Rev call Windows API functions? (That is, natively,
> > > without any help from externals.)
> > >
> > > I assume not. I'm pretty fuzzy on what makes an app able to
> > > do this. Some kind of binding with the APIs has to be
> > > established, right? Seems like I remember some of that from
> > > my VB days. Any volunteers?
> > >
> > > If Rev can't do it natively, then I assume an external is
> > > required to supply the 'glue' - the binding. Yes?
> > >
> > > Thanks -
> > > Phil Davis



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