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keyInformation (KKI)

Summary

Returns an object with extended information about a specified keystroke event.

Syntax

keyman.interface.keyInformation(e);

or

KeymanWeb.KKI(e); // Shorthand

Parameters

e
Type: Object
The event object to be evaluated.

Return Value

Object
An object with extended key event information.

Description

Note: this function will not succeed if it is called from outside of a keyboard's standard text-processing operations.


The key_event object contains the following members:

vk
boolean
A flag indicating whether or not the event corresponds to a virtual key.
code
number
The underlying keycode for the event.
modifiers
number
A set of bit-flags corresponding to the SHIFT, CTRL, and ALT state of the keyboard.

The bit masks for each modifier are as follows:

  • SHIFT
    0x10
  • CTRL
    0x20
  • ALT
    0x40