get the key stroke in Win32 Console Project

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    get the key stroke in Win32 Console Project

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    i am doing a simple win32 console program that whenever press a key on the keyboard the program will get the char pressed by the user. I have tried cin, and getchar, but both of them will need to press enter to continue the program, it there anyway to trigger the function whenever a key is pressed??

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    Have a look in the FAQ - or search the Forum. This question comes up in one form or another every couple of weeks or so.

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    there's getch() too. Or, you could call GetAsyncKeyState to check if a button is down, right after kbhit is freed.
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    just turn it in to a win32 project and use WM_CHAR in the switch msg loop ,
    and to get a console up use AllocateConsole , WrtieConsole

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anddos View Post
    just turn it in to a win32 project and use WM_CHAR in the switch msg loop ,
    and to get a console up use AllocateConsole , WrtieConsole
    And when you go to work, I suppose you climb out the window, up on the roof and down the other side, because that's better than going out the front door?

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    hey guys
    for GetAsyncKeyState() can't we use GetKeyState() ?????
    thanks

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    I expect there will be little difference, but MSDN says this about GetKeyState:
    The key status returned from this function changes as a thread reads key messages from its message queue. The status does not reflect the interrupt-level state associated with the hardware. Use the GetAsyncKeyState function to retrieve that information.
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