I need to construct an automatic typing script that type a specific string of text (less than 30 characters) in a Flash object running in any browser. It must be run in Windows.What programming language do I do this in? How do I do it?Another option is to have a GreaseMonkey script to do this within Firefox. But I have no clue how to do this.The program needs to "type" a predefined string into a Flash object (there isn't a text field in the Flash object). Timing must be controllable so that the program types 5 characters per second or whatever I define it to. The typing function should be triggered when I click a button.How do I go abouts to do this?
Well what exactly are you trying to do? Most good text editors such as OpenOffice which is free will macro type for you, which is nice for functions that have changing text and values. These macros usually only work inside the program itself. So unless you are making a word document it may not help you. I don't think Microsoft Word has this function simply because Microsoft doesn’t like making things easy for users.
But I don't think this is what you are looking for, is it? You want it inside a web browser and on a flash applet. I am not sure exactly how you would code this. It may be possible with java robots, but that requires you to learn java if you don't already know it. I may be able to give you a few links if you are interested. I know you can auto type on windows machines with c++ but I don't know very much about C++ so you may need someone else to help you there.
Some free software that I just Googled for (so I have no clue if it works or it's virus status) include:
Auto Typer And Auto Clicker 1.4
Available Here: http://forums.xisto.com/no_longer_exists/
This description seems close to what you want but it only works for windows systems and it wouldn't qualify as you making/programming it because you just downloaded it (so if this is for a computer class you probably shouldn't use someone else's work).
Auto Typer And Auto Clicker can auto type a list of messages at a rate that can be set by the user. A longer list can be saved to a text file to be loaded later if needed. The auto clicker will also click repeatably at a rate that can be set by the user.
I'am not sure what effect you want to archive.Do you want to build that script on a flash movie ?If so, actionscript can not help ?
I'm not making a Flash movie, I'm trying to make something to type into a Flash object. I'll try out the program on Download.com shortly, I'm not making it for computer programming class or anything.