Loop while waiting for input?

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    Question Loop while waiting for input?

    Hello, i'm not new to C++ but i havn't coded in a few years, so i'm rather rusty.

    I'm trying to make a do... while. that loops while waiting for a key press. It's for a splash screen. I'm running into the problem that it will wait for input if i use ...while((ch=getch)==0) or even if i use any iteration of that.

    It's for a console program.

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    Perhaps kbhit()? It really depends on your platform since there is no standard C++ solution for that.

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    edit: That did it.

    I had to us getch() to clear the buffer after kbhit(); but it did work. Thanks!
    Last edited by Terran; 05-22-2008 at 07:33 PM.

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    no no, spawn a second thread to handle keyboard input adn have it signal the main thread when there is input ready lol.
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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    you do it and i'll take credit for it!

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    its really not hard to spawn extra threads, but doing so for such a simple task would be like swatting a fly with a sledgehammer.
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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    Man this is the first program i've written on my own in like 3 years, it's pretty rough as it is. lol I'll post the full code for criticism when i'm done.

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