Is there a way to send keyboard keys to other windows?

Keith (Gulf Breeze Ortho Lab) keith at gulfbreezeortholab.com
Tue Sep 27 17:14:09 CDT 2011


Hi Bob,

I hear ya. However, so many other cross-platform features are already in 
place, it just would be nice to have the ability to send keys, too. After 
all, keyboards are still the norm for desktop computing... ;-)

Thanks,

- Boo

-----Original Message----- 
From: Bob Sneidar
Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 4:55 PM
To: How to use LiveCode
Subject: Re: Is there a way to send keyboard keys to other windows?

It's my opinion that it is outside the scope of what Livecode is. And as 
mentioned in other posts there are ways to hook into existing OS features to 
do this anyway. Livecode is not QuicKeys anymore that QuicKeys is Microsoft 
Office or Visual Basic or anything else. One Program to rule them all, and 
in the cpu bind them eh? Didn't we get rid of that blackguard at the end of 
the third age? :-)

Bob


On Sep 27, 2011, at 2:47 PM, Keith (Gulf Breeze Ortho Lab) wrote:

> Hi Guys,
>
> Thanks for all of the feedback. Actually, I have played around with AutoIt
> in the past, although I have never actually used it. Instead, I usually 
> opt
> to use Visual DialogScript (see: http://www.dialogscript.com)... VDS is a
> somewhat defunct language/IDE these days, but still quite useful on
> occasion.
>
> I was hoping that LiveCode had some kind of built-in capabilities for
> sending keys to Windows, Mac, and Linux applications. In my opinion, this 
> is
> a feature that should be implemented in a future release.
>
> Thanks again,
>
> - Boo
>
> -----Original Message----- From: Roger Eller
> Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 1:13 PM
> To: How to use LiveCode
> Subject: Re: Is there a way to send keyboard keys to other windows?
>
> On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 5:55 AM, Keith (Gulf Breeze Ortho Lab) wrote:
>
>> Thanks for your response--and good information to know. However, I do 
>> need
>> a solution for Windows... Hmmmmm.
>>
>>
> On Windows, you can automate anything and everything (except thinking) 
> with
> AutoIT.  System windows, buttons, fields, clicks, mouse movement, timing,
> etc. It's all there.  Oh, and it is FREE.
>
> http://www.autoitscript.com/site/autoit/
>
> ~Roger
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