[PD] Sending a Keystroke from PD?

hard off hard.off at gmail.com
Mon Sep 26 00:23:01 CEST 2005

On 9/25/05, Ryan Supak <ryansupak at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Hard Off,
>  That would be sufficiently simple --
>  But maybe I'm missing something, because I understand that [key] reads the
> keyboard's input, then [receive] and [send] can pipe values around within
> PD, and a Bang does all sorts of things within PD.
>  However, I don't understand how any combination of those things will
> "emulate" the pressing of a keyboard key.
>  Here's an example of what I'm trying to do:
>  Ableton Live is the currently active window, PD is in the background.  (PD
> is already working beautifully as a MIDI transformer.)
>  PD receives a MIDI message from an external MIDI controller (and, of
> course, it doesn't have to be in focus to do so.)  When it gets the MIDI
> message, it sends out a sequence of keystrokes -- just as if these
> keystrokes were being typed into the keyboard.
>  Since, on the OS level, the currently active window receives any keystroke
> messages, the Ableton Live window will receive them -- just as if they had
> been typed into the keyboard.
>  Thanks for any more thoughts!
>  rs

ah! sorry, i misunderstood....you want to OUTPUT a keystroke...i have
no idea how to do that.

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