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Re: EventHandler vs ControllerState

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  • Subject: [mg113453] Re: EventHandler vs ControllerState
  • From: Nicholas Goble <ngoble at iwu.edu>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 06:28:48 -0400 (EDT)


ControllerState definitely accepts keyboard input.  I'm on a macbook pro and
use the line:
 
ControlerState["Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad","KeyboardA Button"]
 
Nicholas Goble
 

> On 10/27/10 4:16 AM, "Sjoerd C. de Vries" <sjoerd.c.devries at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> As far as I know ControllerState does not use a keyboard as
>> controller. You could use a virtual joystick to trick Windows (and
>> Mathematica) to think the keyboard is a joystick which can be seen
>> with ControllerState. ppjoy can do this (http://ppjoy.blogspot.com/
>> 2009/11/finally-new-version.html), another one that I haven't tried
>> can be found at
>> <http://headsoft.com.au/index.php?category=vjoy>
>> 
>> Cheers -- Sjoerd
>> 
>> On Oct 26, 11:34 am, Nicholas Goble <ngo... at iwu.edu> wrote:
>>> This is my first post to the listserve.  I'm an fourth-year undergrad
>>> physics major who's done a bit of research using Mathematica. Now I'm trying
>>> out my own pet projects and need a bit of help.
>>> 
>>> I'm trying to use my keyboard as a controller.  I'm wondering what the
>>> difference is between using EventHandler and ControllerState.  That is, what
>>> are the pros and cons to using EventHandler as opposed to ControllerState to
>>> detect a keystroke?
>>> 
>>> Nicholas Goble
>> 
>> 
>> 




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