Trapping multiple keystrokes
bonnmike at gmail.com
Fri Dec 1 16:06:00 EST 2017
If you're using rawkeydown you can check to see if the key is actually
still down before doing any processing..
on rawkeydown pKey
-- since you're checking specifically for arrow keys, you can use pkey
as the first part of the filter..
if pkey is among the items of "65361,65362,65363,65364" then
-- then determine which arrow key(s) are down and respond accordingly.
if 65361 is among the items of the keysdown then -- left arrow key is
--do stuff for left arrow key here
if 65362 is among the items of the keysdown then -- up arrow key is
--do stuff for up arrow key here
if 65363 is among the items of the keysdown then -- right arrow key is
-- do stuff for right arrow key here
if 65364 is among the items of the keysdown then -- downarrow key is
-- do stuff for down arrow key here
pass rawkeydown --if a key other than an arrow was pressed, pass it on
On Fri, Dec 1, 2017 at 1:27 PM, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> I may be a bit stupid, but as far as I understand you are trying to do
> 1. You keep an arrow key pressed down,
> 2. You do other things with other keys while the arrow key is pressed down.
> I cannot begin to try to answer your question until you either
> confirm what I have written or say that I am wrong and then
> explain, clearly, what you want to do.
> On 1/12/17 10:03 pm, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote:
>> On 12/1/17 11:52 AM, Kaveh Bazargan via use-livecode wrote:
>>> I have a field with a number in it. when focused, I want the value to go
>>> and down with the up/down arrow keys. The trouble is that if I keep the
>>> down, it traps multiple keydown messages that continue after the key is
>>> How can I ensure that message are terminated as soon as arrow key is
>> What handler are you using? I just did a test with rawKeyDown and
>> arrowKey and they all stop when I release the key. (Though arrowkey seems
>> to be ignoring left and right keys in LC 9 for some reason.)
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