[texworks] Scripting: Any Windowed Application that Can Write to the Console

Paul A Norman paul.a.norman at gmail.com
Wed Apr 21 02:16:38 CEST 2010

P.S. I am looking my self at the tremendous scope this might provide
for recyling existing code into further usefulness.

On 21 April 2010 01:13, Paul A Norman <paul.a.norman at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Ive been looking at some of the recent html and like issues from a
> different perspective.
> And came to the somewhat obvious  conclussion that with the work that
> has already gone into providing scripting in Tw and the availablilty
> of the system function, anything that could write to the console under
> its OS could provide capturable text for Tw to us, and this may hep in
> the current discussion.
> What I was not sure about esp for MS Windows was that a windowed
> application (forms application)  could readily do this in a thread
> safe manner and not hit name-space issues.
> On the website below is a proof of concept which may open up some
> exciting possibilities.
> Unzip into your 'scripts' directory - allowing Use Folder Names, in Tw
> Reload Scripts, and look for a new menu item, Delphi Trials.
> You'll have to have selected the  Edit/Preferences/Scripts Allow
> System Commands option.
> This has only been tried under Windows Xp so how Windows 7 or Vista
> would behave is an open question, but this is all pure Win32 code so
> it should work there very well.
> As it includes a windows binary please download it from here:
> http://PaulANorman.com/trials/ (the source code is there too).
> Paul

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