virtual key code for spanish special characters

the user of my program should be able to enter the Spanish *inverted* ? and ! (HTML code ¿ and ¡) from any keyboard. I would like to use the keys F11 and F12 for the inverted ? and ! respectively.

Could you give me a code snipped that does the trick?

Thanks in advance
jupe

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nestoruaCommented:
HI,
I need to get more exact question: to enter in your own program (for example some memo or memos), or to make any computer to do that job (F11, F12 for spanish ! and ?).
If the first then write in OnKeyDown Event procedure of your Edit or Memo component the following code:
if ((Key=VK_F12) and (Shift=[])
 then Key:=161;
In that case you have spanish ? instead of F12.
Sincerely,
Nestorua.
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jupeAuthor Commented:
Nestorua

I tried (Delphi 4):

procedure TForm1.DBEdit1KeyPress(Sender: TObject; var Key: Char);
begin
  if Key=Char(VK_Escape) then key:='A';
  if Key=Char(VK_F11) then key:='B';
end;

once with Form1.KeyPreview:=True and once with Form1.KeyPreview:=False;

VK_Escape works in both cases, VK_F12 doesn't.

The same with TForm1.DBEdit1.KeyDown

jupe

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nestoruaCommented:
HI, jupe,
Use the following code:
procedure TForm1.DBEdit1KeyDown(Sender: TObject; var Key: Word;
  Shift: TShiftState);
begin
  if Key=VK_F11
   then DBEdit1.Perform(WM_CHAR, 161, 0);
end;
Sincerely,
Nestorua.
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