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    special key

    I want to make a program that recognises that while typing a string a special key is pressed (For ex: F1, F2, Arrow keys etc.) so does anyone know how to do this?

    thanks

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    Re: special key

    >so does anyone know how to do this?
    Yes. You start by searching the boards for what's already been answered. (arrow keys can be considered the same as the F key's, I believe...)
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    i think he meant that he wanted help with recognizing a special key in the middle of typing a string. you could do like a getch to get a char at a time put an if statement to see if it is a special character if it isn't transfer it to an array of strings. (hope thats what you where asking for)
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    What key/combination are you looking for and what operating system and compiler do you use?

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    Search for an ASCII table somewhere, expierment with some if statements, or however you plan to solve this, then post what you've come up with.
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    ok its ok now... i got some help from my uncle.

    thanks for your help

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