Wait for a keypress before continuing?

Tim Roberts timr at probo.com
Sun Aug 21 22:02:56 EDT 2011

John Doe <jdoe at usenetlove.invalid> wrote:
>Tim Roberts <timr probo.com> wrote: 
>> That exact code works perfectly for me.  The function returns as
>> soon as I press the escape key.  You are running this from a
>> console process, and not a GUI process, right? 
>No. I am running this from within Windows, all sorts of Windows. 
>So... Does that mean I will need something complex like a keyboard
>hook? Or what? 

I see that this conversation took a nasty turn while I was on vacation.

msvcrt.getch works with consoles.  If you have an application where stdin
and stdout are connected to a real, live console window (which looks just
like a command line window), then msvcrt.getch will work.  If not, then you
have to use the Windows APIs.  GetKeyboardState and GetKeyState can tell
you if a specific key is currently being pressed.
Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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