Keyboard input ?

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    Question Keyboard input ?

    Prolly not a difficult question, but I'm making a text/ASCII graphic game and there are times where I need to "Cancel input" from the keyboard to allow the user to watch something happen. Where if you hit enter 3 times during it and enter takes you out of the screen at the end you are taken out because I use the getch() command to input. Is there any way to temporarily cease input from the keyboard if using the getch() command? Thanks guys.

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    Hmm

    Not sure what you mean... Something like this?


    int main()
    {
    char Input=0;
    while(Input!=27) //Loop while ESC is not pressed
    {
    Input=0;
    if(kbhit()) Input=getch(); //Get Keyboard input if a button is pressed

    //Whatever code you want...

    }
    return 0;
    }


    (I haven't tested the code, it might have some bugs )
    Last edited by Magos; 11-06-2001 at 01:31 PM.
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    Thumbs up Thanks a lot

    Hey man, thanks for that advice, it worked! I'm not a very good programmer yet but that command will come in handy =). Thanks again!

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    Another

    You can also download another keyboard handler routine from this site: http://shd.cjb.net/
    (Press the icon under the speaker)

    It's harder to understand, but it lets you press multiple keys at once (great in games).
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    stopping input

    I was wondering the same thing myself sort of. I need a way to stop all input... Nothing is to get through to the keyboard input buffer thing... And i dont wanna use getchar to stop all but enter... isnt there some ignore_input thing out there... and don't even try that fflush(stdin); thing, that doesnt apply here.
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