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Old Nov 22, 2012, 03:23 AM   #1
dumlovesyou
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Keystroke application

Hello,

I need to make a small application (fast). I just need to have the b key to be pressed for 10 minutes at 0.1 seconds intervals. Do you know how can I begin? I have just downloaded xcode 3.1.4 and used to use basic, turbo pascal and bit of c++ quite some time ago.

I also tried Automator. I recorded the b stroke and put a loop on, but it does it once and then it blocks on the watch me do. If I tick the ask to continue it loops for as long I asked for.

Thank you in advance!!
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 12:16 PM   #2
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Your best bet is AppleScript:

Code:
-- Give yourself 5 seconds to switch to the right app
delay 5

set finishedTime to (current date) + (10 * minutes)

tell application "System Events"
	repeat while (current date) < finishedTime
		keystroke "b"
		delay 0.1
	end repeat
end tell
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 04:08 PM   #3
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Take a look at CGEventCreateKeyboardEvent and CGEventPost. This will allow you to post raw keyboard events to simulate keystrokes.

Reference:
http://developer.apple.com/library/m...reference.html
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