Keystroke application

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by dumlovesyou, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. dumlovesyou macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2012

    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!!
  2. bumper314 macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2009
    Your best bet is AppleScript:

    -- 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
  3. Hmblebee macrumors newbie


    Nov 25, 2012
    Portland, Oregon

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