Re: media keyboard

From:
"Andrew Thompson" <andrewthommo@gmail.com>
Newsgroups:
comp.lang.java.programmer
Date:
3 Nov 2006 19:28:38 -0800
Message-ID:
<1162610918.677997.147550@f16g2000cwb.googlegroups.com>
rmacnak@gmail.com wrote:

How do I receive input for pressing of the Play, Stop, Next, etc
buttons on my keyboard? (They don't seem to be in
java.awt.event.KeyEvent).


This simple source indicates there is no keyboard
event sent for the play/stop/next/previous keys of my
'Genius'* media aware keyboard.

* (shrugs vaguely) I think they are out of Taiwan,
it was $25 at Woolies.

<sscce>
import java.awt.*;
import java.awt.event.*;
import javax.swing.*;

class ListenType extends JFrame implements KeyListener {

  ListenType() {
    setDefaultCloseOperation( JFrame.DISPOSE_ON_CLOSE );
    setSize(400,400);
    JTextArea lbl = new JTextArea("Hi!");
    lbl.addKeyListener(this);
    getContentPane().add( lbl );
  }

  public static void main(String[] args) {
    ListenType lt = new ListenType();
    lt.setVisible(true);
  }

  public void keyReleased(KeyEvent ke) {}

  public void keyPressed(KeyEvent ke) {}

  public void keyTyped(KeyEvent ke) {
    System.out.println( ke.toString() );
  }
}
</sscce>

...so - JNI?

Andrew T.

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