# getting keyboard input:

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CJWR    180
alright, from a book on game programming, i learned that i could know what keys were hit by doing this:
if(KEYDOWN(VK_SPACE)){
//do whatever you do when space is hit
}

now i've found that this works for space, tab, and the 4 arrow keys. so my question is, how to i get it to work for other keys? i want to use ctrl and alt for my game, but typing in:
if(KEYDOWN(VK_ALT)){
//do whatever you do when alt is hit
}

doesn't seem to work. thank you for your time and help.

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JohnHurt    334
Here is a list of all the virtual key codes you can use - click

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CJWR    180
Quote:
 Original post by JohnHurtHere is a list of all the virtual key codes you can use - clickThe ALT key is VK_MENU

thanks!