Use LuaMacros with scan codes or key codes?

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TSL
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Use LuaMacros with scan codes or key codes?

Post by TSL » 17 Mar 2017, 12:52

Is it possible to use LuaMacros to intercept keys by scan code or by key code, instead of by the key output? I am looking to do this for a language-independent task, so that the macros are tied to actual keys and do not change when the system language is changed.

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Re: Use LuaMacros with scan codes or key codes?

Post by admin » 20 Mar 2017, 09:54

Interesting idea. In fact we have some issues caused by regional keyboard settings so this would also help.
Anyone else interested? :-)
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Re: Use LuaMacros with scan codes or key codes?

Post by csadi0011 » 21 Mar 2017, 09:15

So this:
button == 78
instead of this:
button == string.byte('N')

Or I misunderstood?

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Re: Use LuaMacros with scan codes or key codes?

Post by admin » 22 Mar 2017, 09:08

string.byte does just conversion to number (ascii code).
The change would be specific key will return always the same value (VK key code) with any national keyboard set in Windows.
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Re: Use LuaMacros with scan codes or key codes?

Post by csadi0011 » 26 Mar 2017, 12:36

That's right.

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Re: Use LuaMacros with scan codes or key codes?

Post by spdyvkng » 27 Mar 2017, 12:40

I think using a scan code would be wonderful. There are a lot of software that assumes specific characters (Adobe software) which gets unreachable on national keyboards, or you sit around wondering how do I do this shortcut.

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