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    Question keypress inside a timer? [vb6]

    what code would i need to get a keypress in side of a timer?

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    Re: keypress inside a timer? [vb6]

    Do you mind explaining a bit more ?


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    Question Re: keypress inside a timer? [vb6]

    i'm trying to program a platfrom game for my major project, which i have to code in vb, i've programmed a platfrom game before in C, i'm using a timer to emulate the sequential programming the i am use to in C, so i don't have to change code much , but i'm having trouble with what code i need to get the "keypress" function to work in the the timer so i can get my character to move.
    i hope this makes sence :P

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    Re: keypress inside a timer? [vb6]

    Maybe GetAsyncKeyState API would help you.

    Example:
    vb Code:
    1. Option Explicit
    2.  
    3. '~~~ API
    4. Private Declare Function GetAsyncKeyState Lib "user32" (ByVal vKey As Long) As Integer
    5.  
    6. '~~~ Start the Timer
    7. Private Sub Form_Load()
    8.     Timer1.Interval = 1
    9.     Timer1.Enabled = True
    10. End Sub
    11.  
    12. '~~~ We are trying to detect the key being pressed and do whatever we want
    13. Private Sub Timer1_Timer()
    14.     '~~~ Move up
    15.     If GetAsyncKeyState(vbKeyUp) Then
    16.       Command1.Top = Command1.Top - 10
    17.     End If
    18.    
    19.     '~~~ Move down
    20.     If GetAsyncKeyState(vbKeyDown) Then
    21.       Command1.Top = Command1.Top + 10
    22.     End If
    23.    
    24.     '~~~ Move left
    25.     If GetAsyncKeyState(vbKeyLeft) Then
    26.       Command1.Left = Command1.Left - 10
    27.     End If
    28.    
    29.     '~~~ Move right
    30.     If GetAsyncKeyState(vbKeyRight) Then
    31.       Command1.Left = Command1.Left + 10
    32.     End If
    33. End Sub
    Try pressing both the right & down key. You'll see that it moves in a lean way to right.

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    Re: keypress inside a timer? [vb6]

    thank you it works.

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