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How can I get my script to wait for the user to press the enter key?

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Look at HotKeySet in the helpfile.

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Yeah, I can do something like that using Hotkeys but I was wondering if there was another way.

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There are loads of other ways. For example you could use _IsPressed, or capture the WM_KEYDOWN message, but Hotkeyset seems to do exactly what you asked for, so I see little reason to reïnvent the weel.

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

Yeah, I can do something like that using Hotkeys but I was wondering if there was another way.

Take a look to _IsPressed function.

Edit: Sorry, I didn't see Tvern post

Edited by sahsanu

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Like this example.

Press Enter to continue script to message box.

Notice, no "#Include <Misc.au3>" needed.

_WaitEnterKey()

MsgBox(0, "End of wait", " Enter key pressed")


; Modified from _IsPressed() from Misc.au3 UDF include file.
; Wait for "Enter" key to be pressed.
Func _WaitEnterKey()
    Local $a_R, $vDLL = DllOpen("user32.dll")
    Do
        Sleep(10)
        $a_R = DllCall($vDLL, "short", "GetAsyncKeyState", "int", '0x0D') ; "0D" - Enter key
    Until $a_R[0]
    DllClose($vDLL)
    Return 1
EndFunc ;==>_WaitEnterKey
;

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Like this example.

Press Enter to continue script to message box.

Notice, no "#Include <Misc.au3>" needed.

_WaitEnterKey()

MsgBox(0, "End of wait", " Enter key pressed")


; Modified from _IsPressed() from Misc.au3 UDF include file.
; Wait for "Enter" key to be pressed.
Func _WaitEnterKey()
    Local $a_R, $vDLL = DllOpen("user32.dll")
    Do
        Sleep(10)
        $a_R = DllCall($vDLL, "short", "GetAsyncKeyState", "int", '0x0D') ; "0D" - Enter key
    Until $a_R[0]
    DllClose($vDLL)
    Return 1
EndFunc ;==>_WaitEnterKey
;

Nice. Any advantages to using this to as opposed to _IsPressed() other than not having to include Misc.au3? I'm specifically thinking about the best way to intercept '0x01' for mouse clicks


Are you experienced?

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#8 ·  Posted (edited)

Nice. Any advantages to using this to as opposed to _IsPressed() other than not having to include Misc.au3? I'm specifically thinking about the best way to intercept '0x01' for mouse clicks

I don't notice a difference. Whatever window is active will still register that an Enter key was pressed. I would like the program to intercept the Enter key so that nothing gets accidentally selected. I'm also interested in a way to intercept mouse clicks so that things don't accidentally get selected. I want to specify points on the screen with the mouse, but clicking the mouse just causes the program to lose focus. What do you plan to do with intercepting mouse clicks, something similar?

Edited by Phenom

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