August 31st, 2004, 02:57 PM
X10 to trigger an keystroke to another program
I want to accomplish the following:
Trigger an update to a screen whenever someone presses a button...sounds simple
But in my envvironment I can't use wires so I was thinking of using X10 remotes (4), a CM10/11 to pick up the signals and Girder to translate the X10 into eg a keystroke that can be picked up by another program (eg VB) running on the same PC.
Depending on which remote (with different codes) I can display a different output on the screen.
The basic Q is how do I setup girder to
a) recognise the X10 code
b) send a keystroke to another target program as the result.
A helping hand is very much appriciated
August 31st, 2004, 03:27 PM
What X10 receiver do you currently have?
You use the right plugin (ie PowerLinc) to trigger the command you want.
This is pretty easy to do. Have a look at the PDF's on the Girder home page.
August 31st, 2004, 03:35 PM
I have the Marmitek CM11a
September 1st, 2004, 11:20 AM
Is this a serial X10 device?
September 1st, 2004, 12:24 PM
Have you tried the X10 - CM11A/CM12U plugin near the bottom of the list on this page?
September 1st, 2004, 01:44 PM
Yes I installed the plugin but I have no clue in how to set it up so it eg reacts to A_10_On and as a results sends the keystroke A to a target application
September 1st, 2004, 02:02 PM
Top right hand corner of Girder, change the drop down box to the CM11 plugin. Click learn.
September 1st, 2004, 02:30 PM
Add a command to the Girder command tree. (right click in the tree area and choose add a command)
Choose Keyboard from the tabs on the right.
Put in the keystroke you wish to send.
Target the application window that you want to receive the keystroke.
PRESS THE APPLY BUTTON!!! (this is the #1 forgotten step )
In the top right hand corner of Girder, choose CM11 in the drop down list box.
Press the learn event button.
I'm not sure how this interface works. I think you type in the event you want to learn but you might need to play with it a bit.
September 1st, 2004, 04:57 PM
Thank you ...thank you
It is simple and it works ...whish every thing was that simple
September 1st, 2004, 05:49 PM
When you put together a simple file with this plugin, would you please upload it so other users can refer to it