[PD] HIDIO and Windows

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Mon Jul 13 23:15:30 CEST 2009

There isn't a functional [hidio] for Windows.  There is a bunch of  
test sketchs.  Plus it wouldn't work for mice or keyboards because  
Windows blocks access to those devices with its HID API.

There is an old [hidin] for Windows that's included with Pd-extended,  
but that won't get you mice/keyboards either.  You need to use the  
'raw input' API for that, IIRC.


On Jul 11, 2009, at 6:07 PM, Tomato Thaumato wrote:

> Hello list,
> I'm trying to develop cross-platform, but I can't figure out how to
> get [hidio] to compile on Windows.  OS X and Linux were easy with that
> makefile!  I only need mouse/trackpad and keyboard entry, and I like
> the format that [hidio] uses and the more complete key mapping.  Is
> Windows [hidio] ready for these purposes?  If not, is there anything I
> can do?  If so, can someone either compile for me or (maybe even
> better) explain to me how to compile this on Windows?
> Thanks very much for any help.  I hope everyone here enjoys my
> eventual results when I share them.
> -Michael Scott-Nelson
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