Function Reference


_WinAPI_GetKeyboardType

Retrieves information about the current keyboard

#include <WinAPISys.au3>
_WinAPI_GetKeyboardType ( $iType )

Parameters

$iType The type of keyboard information to be retrieved, valid values:
0 - Keyboard type.
1 - Keyboard subtype (original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-dependent value).
2 - The number of function keys on the keyboard.

Return Value

Success: The value that specifies the requested information.
If $iType is 0, return value may be one of the following values.
1 - IBM PC/XT or compatible (83-key) keyboard.
2 - Olivetti "ICO" (102-key) keyboard.
3 - IBM PC/AT (84-key) or similar keyboard.
4 - IBM enhanced (101- or 102-key) keyboard.
5 - Nokia 1050 and similar keyboards.
6 - Nokia 9140 and similar keyboards.
7 - Japanese keyboard.
Zero is a valid return value when $iType is one (keyboard subtype).
Failure: 0, call _WinAPI_GetLastError() to get extended error information.

Remarks

When a single USB keyboard is connected to the computer, this function returns the code 81.

See Also

Search GetKeyboardType in MSDN Library.

Example

#include <WinAPISys.au3>

Local $sText
Local $iData = _WinAPI_GetKeyboardType(0)
Switch $iData
    Case 1
        $sText = 'IBM PC/XT or compatible (83-key) keyboard'
    Case 2
        $sText = 'Olivetti "ICO" (102-key) keyboard'
    Case 3
        $sText = 'IBM PC/AT (84-key) or similar keyboard'
    Case 4
        $sText = 'IBM enhanced (101- or 102-key) keyboard'
    Case 5
        $sText = 'Nokia 1050 and similar keyboards'
    Case 6
        $sText = 'Nokia 9140 and similar keyboards'
    Case 7
        $sText = 'Japanese keyboard'
EndSwitch

ConsoleWrite('Type   : ' & $sText & @CRLF)
ConsoleWrite('Subtype: ' & _WinAPI_GetKeyboardType(1) & @CRLF)
ConsoleWrite('F-keys : ' & _WinAPI_GetKeyboardType(2) & @CRLF)