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KeyState

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KeyState

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Dec 17, 2013: Updated my KeyState.dll Rainmeter plugin for some changes to the Rainmeter Plugin API.

This skin will demonstrate how to use the KeyState.dll plugin to display the state of the Caps/Num/Scroll keys. The appropriate 32bit / 64bit version of the plugin will be installed by the .rmskin.

KeyState Plugin Usage:
Simply create a plugin measure using KeyState.dll. The only setting is "KeyName=", which can be "Caps", "Num" or "Scroll". The measure will return either 0 (normal) or 1 (locked).

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[MeasureCAPS]
Measure=Plugin
Plugin=KeyState
KeyName=CAPS
KeyState_2.0.rmskin
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Rainmeter 3.0 or later is absolutely required to use this skin.
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Note: both 32bit and 64bit versions of KeyState.dll are included with the skin, so you can distribute them in your own .rmskin.
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Re: CSKeyState

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Do we have any documentation on what else this plugin can do? I didn't find it in the manual (yet). :)
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KreAch3R wrote:Do we have any documentation on what else this plugin can do? I didn't find it in the manual (yet). :)
This is not a plugin that ships with Rainmeter, but a 3rd-party plugin. The goal of the new Plugin API and SDK is to hopefully encourage more folks to jump in the deep end and start coding their own plugins in C++ or C#.

As to this one, pretty much what is in the skin is what it does. It checks the Cap, Num or Scroll keys as defined by KeyName= on the measure(s) and returns 0 (normal) or 1 (locked).
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Re: CSKeyState

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Could you look into adding state for the Function key lock of some keyboards?
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dragonmage wrote:Could you look into adding state for the Function key lock of some keyboards?
Sure, I'll look into that. Going to be hard for me to test, as I don't use a laptop, but I'll see what I can do.
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Re: CSKeyState

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My wireless keyboard has an F Lock key, so I can test.
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Re: CSKeyState

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jsmorley wrote: This is not a plugin that ships with Rainmeter, but a 3rd-party plugin. The goal of the new Plugin API and SDK is to hopefully encourage more folks to jump in the deep end and start coding their own plugins in C++ or C#.

As to this one, pretty much what is in the skin is what it does. It checks the Cap, Num or Scroll keys as defined by KeyName= on the measure(s) and returns 0 (normal) or 1 (locked).
Oh, Ι thought it could check other key states as well (haven't thought of a reason, but for the sake of it happening). Ok then.
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KreAch3R wrote: Oh, Ι thought it could check other key states as well (haven't thought of a reason, but for the sake of it happening). Ok then.
It's really meant to take the place of keyboard led lights for those that don't have them on their keyboards. Many wireless keyboards don't anymore.
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Re: CSKeyState

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Yep. Mine doesn't, too. The problem is, with so many great little skins for Rainmeter, that I don't have the real estate to put them in a aesthetically good way for me :P I obviously need another monitor. :sly:
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KreAch3R wrote:Yep. Mine doesn't, too. The problem is, with so many great little skins for Rainmeter, that I don't have the real estate to put them in a aesthetically good way for me :P I obviously need another monitor. :sly:
I guess one could put them down on the taskbar set to "stay topmost" so they don't fight the taskbar always wanting to be in front.
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