This gem is a component of AXElements. It provides an interface for posting keyboard events to the system as well as a mixin for parsing a string into a series of events.
require 'accessibility/string' include :: keyboard_events_for("Hey, there!").each do |event| . event end
Something a bit more advanced:
require 'accessibility/string' include :: keyboard_events_for("\\COMMAND+\t").each do |event| . event end
A more detailed demonstration of what this library offers is offered in this blog post.
Development of this library happens as part of AXElements, but tests and the API for this component should remain separate enough so that it can be released as part of the AXTyper gem.
Running tests for this subset of AXElements is best done by using the
test:string rake task, and also run
test:cruby to make sure that
some MacRuby specific code didn't sneak into the keyboarding
rake test:string rake test:cruby
The API for posting events is ad-hoc for the sake of demonstration;
AXElements exposes this functionality via
Kernel#type. The standalone
API provided here could be improved.
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