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.
A port of keyboard simulator code from AXElements, but cleaned up and released as its own gem.
By itself, the
accessibility_keyboard gem has limited use; but in
combination with a gem for performing other GUI manipulations, like
AXElements, this gem is very powerful and can be used for tasks such
as automated functional testing.
require 'accessibility/keyboard' include Accessibility::Keyboard keyboard_events_for("Hey, there!").each do |event| KeyCoder.post_event event end
Something a bit more advanced:
require 'accessibility/keyboard' include Accessibility::Keyboard keyboard_events_for("\\COMMAND+\t").each do |event| KeyCoder.post_event event end
Development of this library happens as part of AXElements, but tests
and the API for this component remain separate so that it can be
released as part of the
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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