Polling/probing the keyboard?

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Sun Dec 22 14:55:04 EST 2013


On 22/12/13 20:59, william humphrey wrote:
> If this was possible to do on Mac OS why does Apple have you
> physically hit the keys on the keyboard when you add a new keyboard
> (by plugging it in USB or over Bluetooth). If the keyboard could be
> told to send that data it would be much easier.

I don't know what you are talking about; I happily swap keyboards around 
amongst my various machines
(which include 2 PPC Macs) with no observable problems, nor what you 
describe.

Richmond.
>
> On Sat, Dec 21, 2013 at 5:11 AM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 21/12/13 09:39, As_Simon wrote:
>>> Hi Richond,
>>> I just did a vb script for send keys today;
>>>
>>> Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
>>> WshShell.AppActivate "Untitled 1 *"
>>> Wscript.Sleep 1000 'wait 1 seconds
>>> WshShell.SendKeys "abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz"
>>> WshShell.SendKeys "{ENTER}"
>>> WScript.Quit
>>>
>>> With that and a running exe (title bar "Untitled 1 *) the keys get caught
>>> by
>>> the stack.
>>> Not sure if that helps you but I figure you might then be able to map the
>>> keys.
>>>
>>> Simon
>>>
>>>
>> That's jolly clever.
>>
>> However, at the risk of being a damp squib, I am wondering if there is a way
>> to do this inwith Livecode for 2 sound reasons:
>>
>> 1. vb script would tie one to Windows; as pretty well any script would tie
>> one to a specific operating system.
>>
>> 2. Livecode's greatest strength is that one develop something on one
>> platform and then deploy it all over the place.
>>
>> Richmond.
>>
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>> use-livecode mailing list
>> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com
>> Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription
>> preferences:
>> http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode
>
>





More information about the Use-livecode mailing list