pyhooked

Pure Python hotkey hook, with thanks to pyHook, pywinauto, and pyhk


Keywords
hotkey, shortcut, windows, keyboard, hooks, hook, hotkeys, pyhook, python
License
Other
Install
pip install pyhooked==0.8.0

Documentation

PyHooked: a pure Python hotkey module

Join the chat at https://gitter.im/IronManMark20/pyhooked

ATTENTION: New users are highly recommended to use keyboard for new projects. This library is in maintenance mode. I will only be making bug fixes, and plan on end support entirely in the next 6-12 months.

About -

PyHooked is a pure python keyboard and mouse hotkey module that allows the creation of hotkeys in all Python implementations that support sane implementations of ctypes. Instead of messing around with low level Windows calls, just give Hooked a callback and tell it to start listening.

PyHooked supports IronPython (2.7.5+, incl. 2.7.6 RC2), PyPy (5.3.1+) and CPython (Tested:2.7 x86,3.4 x64,3.5 x86; Most are likely to work) currently. It is pure Python, so porting to other Python implementations and versions should be very simple.

Usage -

Please see example.py for a basic example.

If you are using it with a UI library, please see example_gui.py

Please note that the wiki is out of date, and needs to be updated.

Installing

Just run $ pip install pyhooked or $ pip install git+https://github.com/ethanhs/pyhooked.git to get the latest version.

Alternatives -

pyHook and pyhk inspired the creation of this project. They are great hotkey modules too!

pywinauto is an incredibly useful Windows automation library that also includes among a plethora of tools, a hotkey detection library.

License -

PyHooked Copyright (C) 2015 Ethan Smith This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions; PyHooked is licensed under the LGPL v3, or at your choice, any later version. This program comes with the lgpl in a .txt file.

Pyhooked v0.8+ is based on work by Maxim Samokhvalov, who has my graditude for his work, and others in the PyWinAuto project, licensed under the BSD 3-clause license. The copyright notice is given below.

 Copyright (C) 2016 Maxim Samokhvalov
 Copyright (C) 2016 Vasily Ryabov
 Copyright (C) 2016 ethanhs
 All rights reserved.

 Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
 modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

 * Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this
   list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

 * Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice,
   this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation
   and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

 * Neither the name of pywinauto nor the names of its
   contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from
   this software without specific prior written permission.

 * Neither the name of hooks.py nor the names of its
   contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from
   this software without specific prior written permission.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS"
AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE
DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE
FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR
SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER
CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY,
OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE
OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. 
As of v0.6, the module is LGPL licensed, not under the GPL.

The Future -

Here are a few things that I would like to see:

  • add support for args for called functions (DONE)
  • get mouse inputs (DONE)
  • support all scancodes found here (DONE)
  • Jython support
  • ????
    I am open to feature requests. If you have ideas, let me know (mr.smittye (at) gmail). Or, even better, make your changes and a pull request!