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Holding down keys

vontayvontay Posts: 2Member
Im programming a Tetris game, and i need to detect how long the user has heald down a certain key and then put that information into an int variable- how would i do this?

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  • adrianxwadrianxw Posts: 127Member
    : Im programming a Tetris game, and i need to detect how long the user has heald down a certain key and then put that information into an int variable- how would i do this?
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    When you press a key, Windows sends your application a WM_KEYDOWN message, and when you release it, a WM_KEYUP message. Take either the system time or performance timer when the key down comes in, again when the key up, then subtract the first from the last.

    Med venlig hilsen,

    Adrian...

  • vontayvontay Posts: 2Member
    Ah, thanks- i cant believe i didnt think of that; it seems odvious now.
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