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How do I get Function keys to be recognised?? e.g. F1

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I am a beginning pascal programmer. I need to know how to get pascal to recognise the Function buttons (e.g.F1, F2 etc.)
I am going to use a case statement for a menu and the function keys are the keys I need to use.
PLEASE HELP
THANKYOU
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Question by:Waulsy
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by:Waulsy
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Here's a sample code for you that I made. Some keys on the keyboard are extended and some of the keys are not extended. When you receive a scancode for an extended key, the scancode will be preceeded by a 0. If it's not an extended key, the scancode will come alone.

So... check the GetKey function I've made, it holds the information you need be able to identify these keypresses.  

Program GetKeys;
uses crt;

var Ext : boolean;
    Key : byte;

Procedure GetKey;
begin
  Key := ord(Readkey);
  if Key = 0 then begin
   Key := ord(Readkey);
   Ext := true;
  end else Ext := false;
end;

begin
 ClrScr;
 repeat
  GetKey;
  GotoXy(1,1);
  Writeln('Key: ',Key:3,'  Extended: ',Ext:5);
 until Key = 27;
end.
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by:Waulsy
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GOOD PROGRAM I LIKE.
But how do I implement that into a CASE statement to say when this key(F1) is pressed do THIS???
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by:Hypo
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You really shouldn't have to ask a new  question about this. But since you did, I'll post this answer in the new questions aswell as this one, and let you decide wether or not you want to give away those points. ;)

Here's the example:

Program GetKeys;

uses crt;

var Ext : boolean;
    Key : byte;

Procedure GetKey;
begin
  Key := ord(Readkey);
  if Key = 0 then begin
   Key := ord(Readkey);
   Ext := true;
  end else Ext := false;
end;

begin
 ClrScr;
 repeat
  GetKey;
  GotoXy(1,1);
  clreol;
  Write('Key: ',Key:3,'  Extended: ',Ext:5,' - ');
  If Ext then
  { F1..F10 are extended keys and have the scancodes between 59-68 }
   Case Key of
    59 : Writeln('You pressed F1');
    60 : Writeln('You pressed F2');
    61 : Writeln('You pressed F3');
    62 : Writeln('You pressed F4');
    63 : Writeln('You pressed F5');
    64 : Writeln('You pressed F6');
    65 : Writeln('You pressed F7');
    66 : Writeln('You pressed F8');
    67 : Writeln('You pressed F9');
    68 : Writeln('You pressed F10');
   end;
 until Key = 27;
end.

Hope it helps,
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