Polling/probing the keyboard?

William Humphrey shoreagent at gmail.com
Fri Dec 20 10:17:40 EST 2013


When you set up a new keyboard on an apple computer it tells you to hit the left most key next to space bar and then right most key. Then based on that information it knows what kind of keyboard you have. 

Brevity and errors in this email probably the result of being sent by a mobile device. 

> On Dec 20, 2013, at 10:49 AM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> I have a North American English keyboard attached to my machine, but Dr Savov
> has a Russian one attached to his machine. I don't know what sort of keyboard
> and/or layout Dr Savov uses; but I would like my Livecode standalone to find out.
> 
> Now I can use a script like this:
> 
> send "mouseUp" to btn "BTTN"
> 
> but I cannot do this:
> 
> send "keyDown" to key 112
> 
> where 112 is the rawKeyDown value of that key on my keyboard.
> 
> Does anybody know whether this sort of thing can be achieved in Livecode?
> 
> 
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