Enter Char w/o having to press [Return]

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    Question Enter Char w/o having to press [Return]

    Does anyone know how to make it so you can just press a key without havint to press Enter/Return in a windows console app?

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    its nonstandard but most compilers offer a getch(),getche(),_getch(),or _getche() functions. All of these will do the job of getting a single char from keyboard but only the onesending in 'e' echo that char to the screen.
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    hehe

    im pretty sure that what you want is in the awesome FAQ of this site


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    i tryed looking on the FAQ and they sed getch() but that doesnt work on MSVC++ =[

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    Yes it does, include conio.h.

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    no i tried it too on friday with MSVC++ and with <conio.h> it still gave me an error, is there any other way?

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    try sticking getch into your help files search. What comes up....

    oh surprise..... _getch()
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    so its _getch()???? or just getch()

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    >no i tried it too on friday with MSVC++ and with <conio.h> it still gave me an error, is there any other way?

    You must be doing something different to me then, as getch() definitely works, what error message do you get?

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    You must be doing something different to me then, as getch() definitely works, what error message do you get?
    I concur, either getch() or _getch() works for me on msvc
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    Angry

    this sucks, i cant program til i get back to school next week :'(

    so i cant answer your question to what error, but i think it said "undeclared identifier"

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    The undeclared identifier message means you haven't included the correct header file.
    Unless you commented it out or spelt it wrong.
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