Ascii Equivalents for KeyUp/KeyDown events

Bob Arning arning at
Mon Dec 11 15:21:12 UTC 2000

On Mon, 11 Dec 2000 16:18:04 +0100 Marcel Weiher <marcel at> wrote:
>In fact, it turns out that you don't really need separate events at  
>all.  Once you have key-up/down events accompanied by translated  
>character data, the need for the separate 'character' events just  
>evaporates:  everything you need is in the key-event.  In fact, you  
>start to wonder how anyone came up with the idea of two separate  
>"events" for the same actual event.  (Note:  the translated  
>characters are attached as a string, so you don't need multiple  
>events for a key that maps to more than one character)


If one were to combine key events and character events, how would one

- handle keys auto-repeated by the keyboard/OS?
- handle characters that were input from other than a keyboard?


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