So I'm currently designing my A-level computing project, and I need to know if VB.NET can register multiple keypresses at the same time, e.g F&J, and be able to treat them as separate keypresses. I may need anywhere up to 4 keypresses at once so if VB.NET can't do it, my program will be limited (though only slightly).
If this is possible, do i just treat it as if they weren't pressed at the same time and check for both keys individually, or is there a special way of detecting this?
Thanks in advance.
You can keep track of the keys you have pressed, and released.
Create a new winforms project and add a Label. This should give you a good starting point.
Public Class Form1 Private pressedKeys As New List(Of System.Windows.Forms.Keys)() Private Sub Form1_KeyDown(sender As Object, e As KeyEventArgs) Handles MyBase.KeyDown If Not pressedKeys.Contains(e.KeyCode) Then pressedKeys.Add(e.KeyCode) printCurrentKeys() End Sub Private Sub Form1_KeyUp(sender As Object, e As KeyEventArgs) Handles MyBase.KeyUp If pressedKeys.Contains(e.KeyCode) Then pressedKeys.Remove(e.KeyCode) printCurrentKeys() End Sub Private Sub printCurrentKeys() If pressedKeys.Count > 0 Then Me.Label1.Text = pressedKeys. Select(Of String)(Function(k) Chr(k)). Aggregate(Function(s1, s2) s1 & ", " & s2) Else Me.Label1.Text = "" End If End Sub End Class