Thread: How to detect if user presses enter?

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    How to detect if user presses enter?

    I know this question is dumb, I'm sorry.

    std::cout << "Please press enter (or any key) to continue.";

    // ??? ( <<< what goes here?)

    std::cout << "You pressed enter (or any key)!";

    I've been using the following for all my code so far, but since I'm making a simple text based adventure game, I don't want to create a variable, I just want the user to be able to press enter and continue.

    char x;
    std::cin >> x;
    return 0;

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    Like this:
         //Enter Was pressed 
        // :P :P :P

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    To expand on manasij7479's answer: How to I get my program to wait for a keypress - FAQ You should check all the FAQ's out, there is a lot of good information there.
    Quote Originally Posted by anduril462 View Post
    Now, please, for the love of all things good and holy, think about what you're doing! Don't just run around willy-nilly, coding like a drunk two-year-old....
    Quote Originally Posted by quzah View Post
    ..... Just don't be surprised when I say you aren't using standard C anymore, and as such,are off in your own little universe that I will completely disregard.
    Warning: Some or all of my posted code may be non-standard and as such should not be used and in no case looked at.

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    I like the keypress! It makes me press enter still, but that way I can just use the function instead of having to type an If + Else statement every time. Thanks!

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    Here is an advanced way to read the keyboard.
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