[squeakland] detect key pressed?

Steve Thomas sthomas1 at gosargon.com
Wed Jul 10 21:53:13 EDT 2013


In the "Object Catalog" under "Just for Fun" you will find a "Key Press"
morph.  This should meet your needs.

What exactly is the error you are getting when trying to run Etoys 5?  ,
What OS are you using?


On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 5:56 PM, Nicco Kunzmann <niccokunzmann at rambler.ru>wrote:

> Dear All,
> when developing games with eToys it is important to know whether a key
> is pressed or released.
> This way multiple actions can be controlled at the same time. Something
> like:
> if (key pressed? <up>)
> if (key pressed? <w>)
> However I only found "last keystroke".
>       Is there something built in?
> or: Do I need to develop this myself?
> or: Do sources exist that add this behaviour?
> I found this: http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/488 and I downloaded eToys 5
> from the website.
> But I can not get it to run.
> Greetings,
> Nicco
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