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I use WX on windows XP and I try to generate an event when the user is
clicking the keyboard while the application frame is not in focus.
All I manged to do were while the application frame is in focus
Can someone please show me how to do it?

Thanks !
Jun 27 '08 #1
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On May 26, 2:06*pm, Gandalf <goldn...@gmail.comwrote:
I use WX on windows XP and I try to generate an event when the user is
clicking the keyboard while the application frame is not in focus.
All I manged to do were while the application frame is in focus
Can someone please show me how to do it?

Thanks !
You can only catch the keyboard events for whichever widget is in
focus. So, if you have a text control, you'll need to bind to that.
The events you're likely need are EVT_KEYDOWN or EVT_CHAR. You cannot
catch keyboard events with wx if you are using MS Word. For that sort
of thing,you'll have to hook in at the OS level.

Mike
Jun 27 '08 #2

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On May 26, 11:25 pm, Dennis Lee Bieber <wlfr...@ix.netcom.comwrote:
On Mon, 26 May 2008 12:06:02 -0700 (PDT), Gandalf <goldn...@gmail.com>
declaimed the following in comp.lang.python:
I use WX on windows XP and I try to generate an event when the user is
clicking the keyboard while the application frame is not in focus.
All I manged to do were while the application frame is in focus
Can someone please show me how to do it?

I'm no expert, but I think normal operation is that the operating
system does not send events to an application unless that application
has the focus.

To counter that, though, there is no doubt some way to inform the OS
that an application is interested in all events, even those not meant
for it directly. As such a capability tends to be OS specific, it may
not be easily exposed. Under Windows, this probably requires getting a
handle on the "desktop window" and processing messages that it sees
(without failing to pass them on to whatever other windows are looking
for them)
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Thanks!
Anyone know which library should i learn then?
Jun 27 '08 #3

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On Mon, 26 May 2008 14:40:18 -0700, Gandalf wrote:
Thanks!
Anyone know which library should i learn then?
Looks like you need to dive into Win32 API
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...44(VS.85).aspx
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...30(VS.85).aspx
and others
combined with ctypes.

Ivan
Jun 27 '08 #4

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On May 27, 12:00 am, Ivan Illarionov <ivan.illario...@gmail.com>
wrote:
On Mon, 26 May 2008 14:40:18 -0700, Gandalf wrote:
Thanks!
Anyone know which library should i learn then?

Looks like you need to dive into Win32 APIhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms697544(VS.85).aspxhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms645530(VS.85).aspx
and others
combined with ctypes.

Ivan
well, that seems extremely valuable but how can i implement those
functions with python?
Jun 27 '08 #5

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On Mon, 26 May 2008 15:18:00 -0700, Gandalf wrote:
On May 27, 12:00 am, Ivan Illarionov <ivan.illario...@gmail.comwrote:
>On Mon, 26 May 2008 14:40:18 -0700, Gandalf wrote:
Thanks!
Anyone know which library should i learn then?

Looks like you need to dive into Win32
APIhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms697544(VS.85).aspxhttp://
msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms645530(VS.85).aspx
>and others
combined with ctypes.

Ivan

well, that seems extremely valuable but how can i implement those
functions with python?
Google is your friend
Some links with examples:
http://www.brunningonline.net/simon/...es/000652.html
http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Coo.../Recipe/208699
Jun 27 '08 #6

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On May 27, 12:18 am, Gandalf <goldn...@gmail.comwrote:
On May 27, 12:00 am, Ivan Illarionov <ivan.illario...@gmail.com>
wrote:
On Mon, 26 May 2008 14:40:18 -0700, Gandalf wrote:
Thanks!
Anyone know which library should i learn then?
Looks like you need to dive into Win32 APIhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms697544(VS.85).aspxhttp://ms...
and others
combined with ctypes.
Ivan

well, that seems extremely valuable but how can i implement those
functions with python?
You know what I'm sorry, I will try to understand the ctypes lib
before bothering you.

thank you all!
Jun 27 '08 #7

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On Mon, 26 May 2008 15:26:50 -0700, Gandalf wrote:
On May 27, 12:18 am, Gandalf <goldn...@gmail.comwrote:
>On May 27, 12:00 am, Ivan Illarionov <ivan.illario...@gmail.comwrote:
On Mon, 26 May 2008 14:40:18 -0700, Gandalf wrote:
Thanks!
Anyone know which library should i learn then?
Looks like you need to dive into Win32
APIhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms697544
(VS.85).aspxhttp://ms...
and others
combined with ctypes.
Ivan

well, that seems extremely valuable but how can i implement those
functions with python?

You know what I'm sorry, I will try to understand the ctypes lib before
bothering you.

thank you all!
No need to sorry. I have actually found very valuable information at
http://www.brunningonline.net/simon/...es/000652.html
while googling to answer your question. I didn't know that such things
are really possible with Python/Win32! It'll help me a lot. Thank you!

Ivan
Jun 27 '08 #8

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On May 26, 5:38*pm, Ivan Illarionov <ivan.illario...@gmail.comwrote:
On Mon, 26 May 2008 15:26:50 -0700, Gandalf wrote:
On May 27, 12:18 am, Gandalf <goldn...@gmail.comwrote:
On May 27, 12:00 am, Ivan Illarionov <ivan.illario...@gmail.comwrote:
On Mon, 26 May 2008 14:40:18 -0700, Gandalf wrote:
Thanks!
Anyone know which library should i learn then?
Looks like you need to dive into Win32
APIhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms697544

(VS.85).aspxhttp://ms...
and others
combined with ctypes.
Ivan
well, that seems extremely valuable but how can i implement those
functions with python?
You know what I'm sorry, I will try to understand the ctypes lib before
bothering you.
thank you all!

No need to sorry. I have actually found very valuable information athttp://www.brunningonline.net/simon/blog/archives/000652.html
while googling to answer your question. I didn't know that such things
are really possible with Python/Win32! It'll help me a lot. Thank you!

Ivan
If you guys are going to go digging into the PyWin32 modules, make
sure you check this site out:

http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/doc...2/PyWin32.html

It has the docs for the distro and a link to the user's group too. Bot
have been very helpful to me.

Mike
Jun 27 '08 #9

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On May 27, 2:36 am, Mike Driscoll <kyoso...@gmail.comwrote:
On May 26, 5:38 pm, Ivan Illarionov <ivan.illario...@gmail.comwrote:
On Mon, 26 May 2008 15:26:50 -0700, Gandalf wrote:
On May 27, 12:18 am, Gandalf <goldn...@gmail.comwrote:
>On May 27, 12:00 am, Ivan Illarionov <ivan.illario...@gmail.comwrote:
On Mon, 26 May 2008 14:40:18 -0700, Gandalf wrote:
Thanks!
Anyone know which library should i learn then?
Looks like you need to dive into Win32
APIhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms697544
(VS.85).aspxhttp://ms...
and others
combined with ctypes.
Ivan
>well, that seems extremely valuable but how can i implement those
>functions with python?
You know what I'm sorry, I will try to understand the ctypes lib before
bothering you.
thank you all!
No need to sorry. I have actually found very valuable information athttp://www.brunningonline.net/simon/blog/archives/000652.html
while googling to answer your question. I didn't know that such things
are really possible with Python/Win32! It'll help me a lot. Thank you!
Ivan

If you guys are going to go digging into the PyWin32 modules, make
sure you check this site out:

http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/doc...pywin32/PyWin3...

It has the docs for the distro and a link to the user's group too. Bot
have been very helpful to me.

Mike
OK thanks guys I'm going try and if I will succeed I will tel you how
I did it
Jun 27 '08 #10

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