Press Enter to initiate Event in Visual Basics

  1. JasonRox

    JasonRox 2,327
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    Ok so I'm trying to make this game I made easier to play because rightnow it's a pain.

    Here's how the game playing goes now..

    Click "Button"... Get Word In Textbox
    Type in an Answer
    Click "Button" to see if right and new word comes up


    So the typing to click and typing and clicking is just a pain in the butt. Because to complete the game, you need to get 130 questions right. The game finishes fast but would be faster if the darn clicking wasn't need and I can just press "Enter" to activate the "Button".

    THANKS!



    The next question is that I want the little typing thing that "flashes" to STAY in the typing box.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. DavidSnider

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    Visual Basic .NET?
     
  4. JasonRox

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    Yes! :)

    Well, it's like VB Basics Express or something.
     
  5. DavidSnider

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  6. JasonRox

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    I get an underline for that code saying like... Keycode not in system.args or something
     
  7. DavidSnider

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    Does your code look like this?

    Code (Text):

    Private Sub textBox1_KeyUp(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.KeyEventArgs) Handles textBox1.KeyUp
        If e.KeyCode = Keys.Enter Then
    ...
        End If
    End Sub
     
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2009
  8. The first thing you need to do is make your form capable of catching key strokes: Me.KeyPreview = True (you can put this in your form load event)

    Next you need to add a sub to handle the KeyDown event. In the IDE click on your textbox then look at the properties window and click on the Events icon (it looks like a lightning bolt). You should see one named "KeyDown". Double click it and it will create the sub for you.

    Next you need to add your code to the sub to handle the event. Since you want to handle the Enter key stroke it might look something like this:

    Code (Text):

    If e.KeyCode = Keys.Enter Then
            'pur your code here to handle the event.
    Endif
    If you have sound schemes enabled on your OS then your next question may be: How do I get rid of the ding sound when I press the Enter key? It can be annoying. :)

    Include this with your code to stop the ding: e.SuppressKeyPress = True
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2009
  9. JasonRox

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    Thanks HUGE guys!

    I got it working! So much MORE convenient to play now.

    I will publish soon. It's a language game that helps you grow your vocabulary.
     
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