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Esc key - Keyboard event in Actionscript 3

Posted on 2009-07-16
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I am trying to associate an action to Escape-key event in AS3 using the following code.
The problem is that the event is triggered (rather 'pressed escape' is printed) only when I press Shift+Escape and not just Escape.
I want it to work with just Escape key.

I would greatly appreciate if anyone can point me to the mistake I am making. Thanks.
stage.addEventListener(KeyboardEvent.KEY_DOWN, KeyPressed);
function KeyPressed(evnt:KeyboardEvent){
	switch (evnt.keyCode) {
	case Keyboard.ESCAPE :
	trace("pressed escape")
	break;
	case Keyboard.RIGHT :
	trace("RIGHT");
	break;
	case Keyboard.LEFT :
	trace("LEFT");
	break;
	}
}

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You're probably testing in Flash? If you check "Control -> Disable Keyboard Shortcuts" it should work. (It should also work right away in your browser)
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I was testing it in flash. I need it to run in a browser when it is finally complete. Thanks for your help. I dint realize that it is working in a browser already !
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by:Nakul
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Hi!!
Are you talking about the Control menu??  I am not finding the option "Disable keyboard shortcuts" there.
Where to find this option.  Please clarify.
Thanks in advance.
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It's in the control menu of the Flash player playing your SWF, not Flash's Control menu.

So in flash, run your movie (ctrl + enter) and THEN look for 'Disable Keyboard shortcuts' in the Control menu.
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oh!! cool!!
got it now..
thanks dauntless
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