[PD] generatiing a keypress

Patrice Colet pat at mamalala.org
Tue Dec 18 18:41:13 CET 2007

jim ruxton a écrit :
> Tried the external you sent Patrice. Thanks it works great. Thinking if
> I have a chance some time I'll add the code so you can just send an
> ascii character into it. I think I saw a window function that converts a
> character to the code your external takes. Anyway as it stands now its
> great so thanks a lot : )
> Jim

  I am happy that this satisfies your need, it's my first external, this 
topic was a good enough for making a try.

  In the other external I've called [keystroke], it fixes a major bug 
found in the other one I've called [winkey] that could crash the 
machine, and there is some documentation inside keystroke-help.pd about 
the relationship between the number to enter and the correponding key. 
     You can also get this in msdn site.

  The numbers doesn't always correspond with the good keys, could you 
help me about this, and give me which numbers are working with your 
windows version?

  Maybe it would have been better to use SendInput() rather than 
kbd_event(), but I haven't been able to figure out how to use the first.

  We hope to make soon a cross-platform external, but keeping the number 
option for the windows version should be handy. I'm just wondering if 
the arguments for the objects should be the same on all platforms (lot 
of work), or different arguments following the API (it seem simple to do).

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