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This is an old revision of KeyPgGetkey made by fxm on 2016-03-13 01:54:38.



Returns the ascii code of the first key in the keyboard buffer

declare function Getkey ( ) as long

result = Getkey

Return Value:
The value of the ascii code returned.

It returns the ascii code of the first key in the keyboard buffer. The key is removed from the buffer. If no key is present, Getkey waits for it. For extended keys (returning two characters), the extended code is returned in the first byte, and the regular code is returned in the second byte. (see example below)

The key read is not echoed to the screen.

For a keyword not stopping the program if no key is at the buffer see Inkey or Multikey.

Dim As Integer foo
    foo = GetKey
    Print "total return: " & foo
    If( foo > 255 ) Then
        Print "extended code: " & (foo And &hff)
        Print "regular code: " & (foo Shr 8)
        Print "regular code: " & (foo)
    End If
Loop Until foo = 27

Dialect Differences:
Differences from QB:
See also:
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