Simulation Function Keys
Do you have applications that use function keys that you need to
simulate? As you probably know, the simulation object can not simulate
all of the function keys. Enter the Simulation Function Keys Object :-)
How Does This FreeBee Work?
Well unlike my other FreeBees and definitely nothing like my products
this FreeBee is just for ToolBook version 8.5/6. However, after
you download the FreeBee you can scriptwalk it to TB8.9 (2004) if you
Then all you do is open the book and select the FunctionKeys group
and add it to your Catalog - Simple:-)
How Can This FreeBee Be Used?
After you have added the Function Keys group to your catalog you can
drag and drop it onto the ToolBook page - simple:-)
How Does the FreeBee Work During Development?
Again very Simple :-) In fact...here is the FreeBee documentation:
Once added to the page you may change the default text under the actual
function keys, or delete the field altogether. Each of the function key
buttons are named F1, F2, etc and each button has an "On user ..."
event. This Action will allow you to "Flash" the given button. To
do this you need the following action: Send User event to Button "F3"
with value "ShowMe" Isn't that simple?
What this will do is cause the button to be pressed twice, so the
button will go down, up, down and the up again - cool:-) The following
is what the function keys look like with the F3 key down:
Why I Developed the FreeBee
To help fellow ToolBookers. This is really not hard to program
and should be available in the standard ToolBook catalog anyway.
Developed in ToolBook v8.5, if you need it in v8.9 (2004) then just
use the scriptwalker:-)
Features of Simulation Function Keys
- Allows you to add a good looking set of function keys to your
- Includes "On user..." events to highlight a given function key
for Demonstration and/or Practise Modes.
- It's free!!!