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keyboard hit

Posted on 2005-04-18
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Last Modified: 2012-05-07
Been all over deja and the question is always left hanging.

I've tried various io classes to try and recognize a keyboard press
inside a java console program.  All seem to need the flush of
a 'ENTER' key.

Is there a way to recognize a keyboard hit?


while (!class.ready()) doesn't work
Question by:hank1
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No - not without native code
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As CEHJ has said, not without Native code.. if you can do some C/C++, then you can see here for how to create a Keyboard Hook: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/winui/winui/windowsuserinterface/windowing/hooks/hookreference/hookfunctions/lowlevelkeyboardproc.asp
You'd then need to use JNI to implement this into your Java app; but I'll let CEHJ explain how to do that ;) hehehe (don't ask me!).
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