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benryves

Reading those non-existing keys on my keyboard!

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benryves    1999
I've got one of those keyboards with loads of extra weird keys - like Play/Pause, Stop, Fast Forwards, &c and a group of "Internet" keys. However, out of all of these, the only keys that I can catch with a frm_Main_Key_Down() or whatever are the volume up-and-down ones. I'd like to write a program that lets me fire shortcuts and so on with the power of these keys; my PC came with one but I formatted it with a fresh XP install and HP don't provide the original software update. So, any ideas? DirectX input doesn't catch them, and GetKeyState doesn't seem to either - and I can't really test all the possible key states, can I?

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benryves    1999
Ah, thanks.
The API viewer I'm using is the VB6 one and it doesn't have a great listing of VK_'s
My keyboard has weird buttons, like "Finance", "Sports" and the like on it. Hmm.
Where can I find definitions for the VK_'s as listed above? I'm going to be using VB.net...

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DrPizza    160
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GREP? Windows Headers?
It's VB... so no header files that I can see.

Even as a VBer you've surely downloaded the Platform SDK to get up-to-date documentation and such?

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