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Typewriter for composing text live in vvvv

module text type write


This is a one night project, so don't expect too much, is a module able to type text into a string iobox without clicking it, i couldn't find any other way to do it. The closest thing i found is that the tty renderer shows what you type into it and it has a string output too, but it's not outputting what you type inside it. it outputs just what's gets written by vvvv or the ttywrite nodes.

This module is made on a italian keyboard layout, so on different layouts all the special keys will be wrong, but you can reassign them and send me your list, i'll include it in the next release. if there will be one :)
i'm open to ideas/suggestions/helps to make it easier/better.


Typewriter (String).zip
21.12.11 [16:42 UTC] by sapo | 1246 downloads

bo27 21/12/2011 - 20:41

why not to use my old plugin? should be multilanguage and multilayout since deal directly with windows settings... give me coulpe mins to find it on this pc.

bo27 21/12/2011 - 20:59

... sorry sapo: it's not clear for me how to fix revision order, to keep ypur module first.

sapo 21/12/2011 - 22:10

hey bo27, i searched on the forums but couldn't find it, so i put together this module, might be educational for someone else! just checked your plugin, impressive and all another beast compared to this gargantuos module. yor it's soo advanced at a point that i didn't figure out how to just type live while testing it 5 minutes :) will check more the help patch!
Indeed this module is a lot limited compared to yours but you just plug and play without many pins or advanced options to learn. it also has no dependancies since it's all vvvv based.

maybe i should rename this to Simple/lazy/easy typewriter?
If one day renderer(TTy) could output the string of what you type into it both our works could be not needed anymore ;) devvvvs?

h99 15/01/2012 - 18:28

Ciao Sapo,

well, I like it and found it precious to learn about keyboard and vvvv. One can manage to use the module in combo with  ToggleButton (GUI) in an easy and fast way (I didn't yet patched something, but at a first sight seems possible); maybe not so much easy and fast, but it is exactly what I was looking for, since it also contains various good "examples", as the backspace action to delete letters (which lets you not to necessarily use a keyboard input to delete something). More: the Evaluate pin makes this module really vvovv.
After all, if one can't manage textual programming, as me, then needs these workarounds.
So thanks.

P.S. You could rename it... uhm... Typewriter for Multi Source Input, or something like that... since it gives you the chance, if you work on it, to use multiple kind of inputs. I hope I've expressed the concept in clear way :)

sapo 15/01/2012 - 20:35

hey h99, add me on skype(ilsapo), maybe we can improve it togheter

mrboni 13/02/2012 - 19:31

@bo27 - problems using your typewriter plugin in b27.

Worked the first time I tried, now after restarting vvvv the plgin wont load - '(Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131515)'

edit - works fine running from local hard drive, but not a network location. Any idea why?

bo27 13/02/2012 - 22:43

@mbroni - will upload new one (compiling with for .net4) very soon

vjc4 02/06/2012 - 22:31

Love it!!!!
Tnks!!! great contribution

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