another mac to Windows gotcha

Peter Bogdanoff bogdanoff at me.com
Sat Feb 24 10:26:17 EST 2018


Tim,

Try both commands in order: set playRate, then start.

Peter Bogdanoff

> On Feb 24, 2018, at 10:16 AM, Tim Selander via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi Paul,
> 
> Using 9.0 dp11 community. After sending the post, I found in the dictionary that for windows, commandkeydown message. After changing my script from controlkeydown to commandkeydown, it worked. Sort of.
> 
> My next problem is that on the LC/osx I use:
>  if pkeyname is "j" then set the playrate of player videoplayer to -1
>  if pkeyname is "k" then set the playrate of player videoplayer to 0
>  if pkeyname is "l" then set the playrate of player videoplayer to 1
> 
> to start, stop or reverse the player from the keyboard. This worked great in LC/osx, but is not working in win7/LC.
> 
> I changed the lines to
>  if pkeyname is "k" then stop player videoplayer
>  if pkeyname is "l" then start player videoplayer
> 
> and that works in win7/lc. But can't figure out how to send a play in reverse command from the keyboard yet.
> 
> Tim Selander
> Tokyo, Japan
> 
> 
>> On 2018.02.24 23:44, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode wrote:
>> controlKeyDown is absolutely available on Windows. See the dictionary
>> entry in LC8.1.9 for example. What version of LiveCode are you using?
>> 
>> 
>>> On 2/24/2018 9:04 AM, Tim Selander via use-livecode wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> 
>>> Trying my first little LC app on Windows. I wrote an app on osx and am
>>> now trying to get it to work in a Win7 machine.
>>> 
>>> On the mac app, I use ctrl-J, ctrl-K, and ctrl-L to control the video
>>> player. JKL is pretty standard video player control in video editing
>>> software.
>>> 
>>> On the mac app, the card script 'listens' for controlkeydown, and if
>>> the other key is J K or L, sends the appropriate go, stop, reverse
>>> command to the player.
>>> 
>>> Have just discovered controlkeydown is not available on windows. Is
>>> there an equivalent? What would the windows guy and gals here use?
>>> 
>>> Thanks,
>>> 
>>> Tim Selander
>>> Tokyo, Japan
>>> 
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