Keystrokes Running in Background

Ray Horsley ray at linkit.com
Mon Feb 21 14:18:54 CST 2011


Chris,

Many thanks!

Thanks,

Ray Horsley
LinkIt! Software

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Sent: Monday, February 21, 2011 3:12 PM
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Subject: Re: Keystrokes Running in Background

It does for me. You just need to find out the values of the keys you are
interested it. It even works for modifier keys, as in my control-enter
example. Send the keysDown to the msg box to find out what values to look
for.

 ~ Chris Innanen
 ~ Nonsanity


On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 1:55 PM, Ray Horsley <ray at linkit.com> wrote:

> I agree.  This will be for my own personal use only.  But does this 
> actually work even when the stand alone is not the active 
> applications?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Ray Horsley
> LinkIt! Software
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com
> [mailto:use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of Nonsanity
> Sent: Monday, February 21, 2011 1:50 PM
> To: How to use LiveCode
> Subject: Re: Keystrokes Running in Background
>
> I needed to do the same thing for a LC tool I use. The only way I 
> found to work it was by polling. This means that the script may miss 
> the keypress if it is too short.
>
> -- poll for control-enter keypress
> on KeyMonitor
>   get "," & the keysDown & ","
>   if ",65507," is in it and ",65293," is in it and the hilight of btn 
> "Active" is true then
>      -- do stuff here
>   end if
>   if KeyMonitor is not in the pendingmessages then send KeyMonitor to 
> me in
> 10 ticks
> end KeyMonitor
>
> I wouldn't want to use this for a program you plan to distribute, but 
> for my own purposes - where I know about the sample rate and will 
> remember to hold the keys down for a moment - it works fine.
>
>
>  ~ Chris Innanen
>  ~ Nonsanity
>
>
>
> On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 11:16 AM, Ray Horsley <ray at linkit.com> wrote:
>
> > Anybody know of a way to trap for keystrokes when a standalone is 
> > running as a service.  I'm using Fire Daemon on Windows 7.  I'm 
> > trying to write a simple app which launches programs on pre-defined 
> > keystrokes.
> >
> >
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> >
> >
> > Ray Horsley
> >
> > LinkIt! Software
> >
> >
> >
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