Check if keyboard key is down
Is there an easy way to simply test if a keyboard key is down? I am in a mouse event and want to know if the ctrl key is down for example.
Those are two different things.
The mouse event delivers "modifiers":http://doc.qt.nokia.com/latest/qinputevent.html#modifiers , which are "Ctrl, shift etc.":http://doc.qt.nokia.com/latest/qt.html#KeyboardModifier-enum
For other keys, you have to use OS specific things.
... or listen for key events and store them someplace. I did not realize the mouse event had modifiers, in this case it looks like I am covered.
Thanks again. :)
[quote author="mirswith" date="1316037198"]... or listen for key events and store them someplace.[/quote]
This will not work 100%. Think of someone put's the focus out of your app, presses shift and then click into your app. You would not get the shift press as key event...
Makes sense. Sounds like we need a new class with the static call, QKeyboard::isKeyDown(int key); I noticed there is a gaming forum here, what is being recommended for games since they will need something along these lines?