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Custom screens/Touchscreens

Postby Mario Soto » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:03 am

Hi Folks,
Is it possible to add keyboard key functions to a screen button for touchscreen applications?
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Re: Custom screens/Touchscreens

Postby dezsoe » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:10 am

Hi Mario, Could you explain a bit what do you need and what do you want to do with it?
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Re: Custom screens/Touchscreens

Postby Mario Soto » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:32 pm

On a custom MDI screen (touchscreen ) I would like to eliminate the flyout keyboard and have the keyboard numbers right on the screen along with X /Y/Z.
I know it involves the keyboard source code.
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Re: Custom screens/Touchscreens

Postby dezsoe » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:51 pm

If you need the numeric keys to enter data into fields on UCCNC screen, then enable the "On-screen keyboard" plugin. If you want to enter text also and use the MDI field, then it's another problem.
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Re: Custom screens/Touchscreens

Postby dezsoe » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:53 pm

But, you gave an idea how to improve the on-screen keyboard plugin. :)
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Re: Custom screens/Touchscreens

Postby Robertspark » Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:09 pm

Edit the screenset file, it is not difficult, have a read of the manual below in my signature
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Re: Custom screens/Touchscreens

Postby Vmax549 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:10 am

Could you not just invoke Windows touch keyboard ??? or teh onscreen keyboard ??

Just a thought, (;-) TP
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Re: Custom screens/Touchscreens

Postby Mario Soto » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:06 pm

Very helpful and I know if I keep trying with help I will get what I need.
This is for a 2 axis machine that only needs number keys and the letters x and y.
Even though the windows keyboard would work, it is not the best. Keys only used (on the screen) would be the better of the two.
Someone once said "The enemy of perfection is "good enough" ".
Thank you for the help so far.
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Re: Custom screens/Touchscreens

Postby Vmax549 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:23 pm

OK lets expand what exactly you will do with this. You have 2 axis.

For teh DRO you need 0-9 and teh Decimal and negative signs.

MDI ??? What do you need teh XY for ?? IF you are going to use teh MDI you will need more than that.

G,M,S,F,X,Y as a minimum along with teh numerics 0-9 , . , -

IF plan to use canned cycles you will need MORE alpha charectors.

Maybe teh Keyboard plugin could be expanded to include all alpha charectors that UCCNC uses.

(;-) TP
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Re: Custom screens/Touchscreens

Postby cncdrive » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:29 pm

You can use a macro to open the touch keyboard built into Windows:

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System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("osk");
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