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getting input without the enter key

Posted on 2001-09-10
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if i have a value and i would like to use the plus key to increase the value and the minus key to decrease the value, and i would not like to press + follow by enter or - follow by enter, is there any way where i can interactively see the my value on screen with the press of + and - key ??.
 Notes - normal screen , not using turbo vision or the menu interface pls.
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by:My name is Mud
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You can use a loop of some kind, like while or repeat on the main program, and exit on esc, for example...

Var
  A: Integer;
  Key: Char;

Begin
  A:=0;
  Repeat
    If keypressed Then
      begin
        Key:=RedKey;
        If Key = #0 Then  {Take off the first char of the control code key}
          Key:=RedKey;
      end;
    Case Key Of
      "+":
        Begin
          Inc(A);       {Increment A}
          Key:=#0;   {Make Key other than what it is, to avoid repeat without pressing a key}
        End;
      "-":
        Begin
          Dec(A);     {Decrement A}
          Key:=#0;   {Same as above}
        End;
    End;
  Until key = #27 {Exit on "esc" key}
End.
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BTW if you receive some help on this question http://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/qShow.jsp?ta=pascal&qid=11303078 or if you did not, you should awarded or delete it...
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My name is Mud earned 50 total points
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Oh forgot to tell you that with a ReadKey, you don't need to press the Enter key, that function returns the KeyCode of the key a user has pressed... for example...


If the user press "+" on the NumPad it will return a keyCode of 43, "-" 45...

If a user press F1 it will return... hey why don't you try it... use it with "shift", "Ctrl" and "Alt" and any other combinations...

****************************************************************
Program Test_Key_Pressed;
Uses
  Crt;
Var
  Key: Char;

Begin
  Repeat
    If KeyPressed Then
      Begin
        Key:=ReadKey;
        If Key = #0 Then
          Begin
            Write(0:3);
            Key:=ReadKey;
          End;
        WriteLn(Byte(Key):3,Char(Key):3);
      End
  Until Key = #27;
End.
****************************************************************
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by:darentan
ID: 6473308
but if as u show above, the first key read (readln) aready require a enter key.The keypressed would requir a readln input, errr...
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by:darentan
ID: 6473311
Sorry about that, i did not refresh my screen as it show the first comment, i trying it out now
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by:darentan
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Sorry about that, i did not refresh my screen as it show the first comment, i trying it out now
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by:darentan
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Sorry about that, i did not refresh my screen as it show the first comment, i trying it out now
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by:darentan
ID: 6473438
forgot about the readkey :?


thanks
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