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How to poll the keyboard in Access 2003 vba without using events

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I have a need to poll the keyboard for the Shift key been pressed in a subroutine.

However i do not wish to do this through the normal events eg keypress, keydown etc.

Is there any function i can call that will return the result of whats currently been pressed on the keyboard ?

Thanks guys.

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That is still using the keypress event, what im really after is how to read the keyboard in a function.
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Well....the only way to monitor is through key events...however there's many flavors

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/winui/winui/windowsuserinterface/windowing/hooks/abouthooks.asp

good luck
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