Does anyone know if you can detect the shift or control keys down when you start a VB app?

I am looking for a way in the first lines of code in a vb app to detect if the shift or control key is pressed.  Does anyone know how to do this if a form is not present yet?

LVL 3
onemorecokeAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

nffvrxqgrcfqvvcCommented:
GetAsyncKeyState Function
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms646293(VS.85).aspx
Private Declare Function GetAsyncKeyState Lib "user32.dll" (ByVal vKey As Long) As Long
 
 
Public Sub IsShiftOrControl()
    
    If GetAsyncKeyState(vbKeyShift) Then
        Debug.Print "shift key"
    ElseIf GetAsyncKeyState(vbKeyControl) Then
        Debug.Print "control key"
    End If
    
End Sub

Open in new window

0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
nffvrxqgrcfqvvcCommented:
Forgot to mention to add the procedure {IsShiftOrControl} to a timer control with say 200-500 milliseconds
0
onemorecokeAuthor Commented:
Works perfect.  Thank you!
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Visual Basic Classic

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.