[PD] generatiing a keypress
hans at eds.org
Tue May 20 17:21:42 CEST 2008
On May 20, 2008, at 4:00 PM, Patrice Colet wrote:
> Hans-Christoph Steiner a écrit :
>> On Dec 16, 2007, at 11:19 PM, Patrice Colet wrote:
>>> Hans-Christoph Steiner a écrit :
>>>>> PureData can do this on linux and now on windows with the help of
>>>>> different externals.
>>>>> I bet many users would love to have a single external for both
>>>>> platforms, that uses the same parameters, same help file, the
>>>>> would have then the same name, it wouldn't be x11key anymore but
>>>>> [keystroke] or something like this and would work on most
>>>>> Aalex, what do you think?
>>>> Sounds like a great idea. How about something like [send_key]
>>>> or [type_key]?
>>> [send_key] sounds good, also I might have found how to do this on
>>> MAC OS X, by the use of sysctl.h, with looking at the source
>>> of some programs that emulates keystrokes, but I haven't got the
>>> machine for testing...
>> Post the example code and someone will probably look at it. If it
>> is easy, I'll do it, especially if there is already a cross-
>> platform object written.
>> Also, [hid] and [hidio] both have a cross-platform event/message
>> scheme that is translated into the native platform messages. I
>> think for [send_key] it use an existing scheme, like from [key]/
>> [keyup]/[keyname] or [hidio].
> I'd like to make a proposition with this attached object in
> construction, it uses different fonctions that ease handling to a
> window with EnumWindow() and FindWindow() function.
> The user will only have to know the first characters of the window
> to handle, also a list of all visible windows can be printed into
> the console.
> We can send a character or a character chain, but puredata will
> drop some keycodes if it's sent through a message box.
> Now I need to find out how to do the same thing with X11, then it
> will be possible to have a single external with the same functions.
Cool, that would be a handy objectclass to have cross-platform. The
X11 version of this was posted on the list a while back, I think it
was called x11key from Alexandre Quessy. I haven't seen the Mac OS X
version of this though...
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