Hi Patrick, while it's true your code does run in the same Lua interpreter environment as Lightroom's own UI, we do not provide this kind of access through the SDK.
okay... so there is no official support for this kind of access. I unterstand,
that you don't wish to have plugins which mess with the UI.
But is there any technical trick to get control of the UI elements ?
Maybe I can create a preset on the fly, which has only one property, so
I can manipulate this single property ? Or a dirty hack into the UI thread ?
( Unfortunately I'm not so experienced in LUA )
It would be realy nice to have such a external controler ! This would realy
speed up the daily work...
Is there any chance, that this functionality will be included in the 3.0 SDK ?
Have a look at autohotkey (http://www.autohotkey.com/) and
Lightroom 2.x Enhanced Keyboard Shortcuts using it at http://night-ray.blogspot.com/2008/07/lightroom-2x-quick-develope-kb.html