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Sending Messages to Game Windows Through DirectInput and Win32API
import os
import ctypes
import win32api
w = WindowMgr()
PUL = ctypes.POINTER(ctypes.c_ulong)
class KeyBdInput(ctypes.Structure):
_fields_ = [("wVk", ctypes.c_ushort),
("wScan", ctypes.c_ushort),
("dwFlags", ctypes.c_ulong),
("time", ctypes.c_ulong),
("dwExtraInfo", PUL)]
class HardwareInput(ctypes.Structure):
_fields_ = [("uMsg", ctypes.c_ulong),
("wParamL", ctypes.c_short),
("wParamH", ctypes.c_ushort)]
class MouseInput(ctypes.Structure):
_fields_ = [("dx", ctypes.c_long),
("dy", ctypes.c_long),
("mouseData", ctypes.c_ulong),
("dwFlags", ctypes.c_ulong),
("time", ctypes.c_ulong),
("dwExtraInfo", PUL)]
class Input_I(ctypes.Union):
_fields_ = [("ki", KeyBdInput),
("mi", MouseInput),
("hi", HardwareInput)]
class Input(ctypes.Structure):
_fields_ = [("type", ctypes.c_ulong),
("ii", Input_I)]
def press_key(key):
extra = ctypes.c_ulong(0)
ii_ = Input_I()
flags = 0x0008 = KeyBdInput(0, key, flags, 0, ctypes.pointer(extra))
x = Input(ctypes.c_ulong(1), ii_)
ctypes.windll.user32.SendInput(1, ctypes.pointer(x), ctypes.sizeof(x))
def release_key(key):
extra = ctypes.c_ulong(0)
ii_ = Input_I()
flags = 0x0008 | 0x0002 = KeyBdInput(0, key, flags, 0, ctypes.pointer(extra))
x = Input(ctypes.c_ulong(1), ii_)
ctypes.windll.user32.SendInput(1, ctypes.pointer(x), ctypes.sizeof(x))
def get_game_window():
w.find_window_wildcard("Minecraft 1*") # Game window is named 'Minecraft 1.13.1' for example.
# Character map
char_map = {
'q': 0x10, 'w': 0x11, 'e': 0x12, 'r': 0x13, 't': 0x14, 'z': 0x15, 'u': 0x16, 'i': 0x17, 'o': 0x18, 'p':0x19,
'a': 0x1E, 's': 0x1F, 'd': 0x20, 'f': 0x21, 'g': 0x22, 'h': 0x23, 'j': 0x24, 'k': 0x25, 'l': 0x26,
'y': 0x2C, 'x': 0x2D, 'c': 0x2E, 'v': 0x2F, 'b': 0x30, 'n': 0x31, 'm': 0x32 }
# Sending the message using the character map
press_key(char_map['t']) # t - opens chat
press_key(char_map['h']);release_key(char_map['h']); # h
press_key(char_map['e']);release_key(char_map['e']); # e
press_key(char_map['l']);release_key(char_map['l']); # l
press_key(char_map['l']);release_key(char_map['l']); # l
press_key(char_map['o']);release_key(char_map['o']); # o
press_key(0x1C);release_key(0x1C); # Submit it (0x1C is ENTER key -> possible char_map extension? ;))
import win32gui
import re
class WindowMgr:
"""Encapsulates some calls to the winapi for window management"""
def __init__ (self):
self._handle = None
def find_window(self, class_name, window_name=None):
"""find a window by its class_name"""
self._handle = win32gui.FindWindow(class_name, window_name)
def _window_enum_callback(self, hwnd, wildcard):
"""Pass to win32gui.EnumWindows() to check all the opened windows"""
if re.match(wildcard, str(win32gui.GetWindowText(hwnd))) is not None:
self._handle = hwnd
def find_window_wildcard(self, wildcard):
"""find a window whose title matches the wildcard regex"""
self._handle = None
win32gui.EnumWindows(self._window_enum_callback, wildcard)
def set_foreground(self):
"""put the window in the foreground"""
def get_hwnd(self):
"""returns hwnd for further use"""
return self._handle
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Thank you for the quick response, i really appreciate it.
splitgate and 0.A.D, but that just for testing.

I am building something like a splitkeyboard / joystick-controller for pc. The brain of the project is an arduino pro micro. I am using it in combination with firmata and python.

I decided to use python because i wanna have more than on setup / layout, for each programm it's own layout.
For example I would like to have a layout for blender, inkscape or for gaming, but one layout for each game or program.

could you give me more advices how to get it to work?

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