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Hi all:

It is my first project with AutoIT. I am trying to adapt AutoIT to be used with an Enterpad overlay keyboard.

My goal is to make a script template containing 120 ready-to-customize macros linked to each of the 120 Enterpad keys.

If a user presses a key on the Enterpad, it will send the keystroke {F10} followed by 3 digits for the key number being pressed. So the keystroke will be {F10}001 if the user presses the first key on the Enterpad and {F10}120 if the last key is pressed.

So I wrote this simple script:

Global $Enterpad_key_number

HotKeySet("{F10}", "Enterpad")

While 1; Permanently loops
   Sleep(100)
Wend

Func Enterpad()
    $Enterpad_key_number = InputBox("Enterpad Key","", "", " M3")
    $Enterpad_key_number = "K" & $Enterpad_key_number
    Call($Enterpad_key_number)
EndFunc

Func K001()
    MsgBox(0,"test",$Enterpad_key_number)
EndFunc

Func K002()
    MsgBox(0,"test",$Enterpad_key_number)
EndFunc

;and so on for K003() to K120()

To capture the Enterpad key number, I used the InputBox() function. It works but this is not what I want. I just want to capture three consecutive characters from the keyboard without a dialog box. I evaluated the _IsPressed() function but its use in this context can lead to synchronization problems.

Does anybody have any suggestions on the best way to replace this InputBox() function?

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Hi all:

It is my first project with AutoIT. I am trying to adapt AutoIT to be used with an Enterpad overlay keyboard.

My goal is to make a script template containing 120 ready-to-customize macros linked to each of the 120 Enterpad keys.

If a user presses a key on the Enterpad, it will send the keystroke {F10} followed by 3 digits for the key number being pressed. So the keystroke will be {F10}001 if the user presses the first key on the Enterpad and {F10}120 if the last key is pressed.

So I wrote this simple script:

Global $Enterpad_key_number

HotKeySet("{F10}", "Enterpad")

While 1; Permanently loops
   Sleep(100)
Wend

Func Enterpad()
    $Enterpad_key_number = InputBox("Enterpad Key","", "", " M3")
    $Enterpad_key_number = "K" & $Enterpad_key_number
    Call($Enterpad_key_number)
EndFunc

Func K001()
    MsgBox(0,"test",$Enterpad_key_number)
EndFunc

Func K002()
    MsgBox(0,"test",$Enterpad_key_number)
EndFunc

;and so on for K003() to K120()

To capture the Enterpad key number, I used the InputBox() function. It works but this is not what I want. I just want to capture three consecutive characters from the keyboard without a dialog box. I evaluated the _IsPressed() function but its use in this context can lead to synchronization problems.

Does anybody have any suggestions on the best way to replace this InputBox() function?

Using the inputbox sounds reasonable to me if you only want numbers. Maybe an input would be better. It is useful if the user can see that the numbers have been typed correctly. You can set an input to accept only numbers with style $ES_NUMBER, and you could use notification $EN_CHANGE to detect when the input text has changed so that you can know when 3 digits have been entered.

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It is useful if the user can see that the numbers have been typed correctly.

Thanks martin. I should be more precise.

A user dont have to see or confirm that the numbers have been typed correctly as the number is automatically generated by the Enterpad keyboard. So, when a user presses a labeled key on the Enterpad, he or she wants the execution of the corresponding macro instantly without having to acknowledge the Enterpad key number with the dialog box.

It is like you want to launch the Google website with the first Enterpad key. The sequence will be:

  • You will press the key number 1 on the Enterpad
  • The Enterpad will send {F10}001 to the AutoIT script
  • AutoIT will have to execute the macro: run (http://www.google.com)
You certainly dont want to acknowledge between 2 and 3!

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Hubertus72, your code is very interesting. Thank you!

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I would use WS_EX_TOOLWindow, too:

$hWnd = GUICreate("invisible Enterpad", 50, 40,0,0,-1,128) ; 128 = WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW


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