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Clearing the keyboard buffer

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How can I clear the keyboard buffer? Is there an API?
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Question by:alexandram
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by:alanwhincup
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You could use this function to remove all pending key messages from your own apps message queue.

procedure EmptyKeyQueue;
var
  Msg : TMsg;
begin
  while PeekMessage(Msg, 0, WM_KEYFIRST, WM_KEYLAST, PM_REMOVE or PM_NOYIELD) do;
end;

Cheers,

Alan
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Also you may want to try this:

MemW[$0000 : $041C] := MemW[$0000 : $041A];
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by:Epsylon
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I'm not sure if this will fit in you app:


procedure TForm1.FlushKeyboard;
var kp: Boolean;
begin
  kp := KeyPreview;
  KeyPreview := true;
  OnKeyPress := FormKeyPress;
  Application.ProcessMessages;
  OnKeyPress := nil;
  KeyPreview := kp;
end;

procedure TForm1.FormKeyPress(Sender: TObject; var Key: Char);
begin
  key := Chr(0);
end;
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f15iaf earned 200 total points
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here is the answer:
var
        k:Tkeyboardstate;
        i:integer;
begin
        for i:=0 to 255 do
        begin
                k[i]:=0;
        end;
        setkeyboardstate(k);
end;

Pay attention that capslock,scrool lock and num lock lights turns off.
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