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How do i detect a key being pressed in c++ / cpp

+4 votes
asked Feb 8, 2022 by SAI MERCED PENA (170 points)
i am attempting to make a game and i would like to know how to detect a key being pressed , since i normally use cin>> and have to press the enter-key, instead i want to just press a key and have something happen.

2 Answers

+1 vote
answered Feb 22, 2022 by Peter Minarik (89,230 points)

For Unix/Linux, have a look at this.

For Windows, this will help.

Note: OnlineGDB runs on a Unix/Linux based server.

+1 vote
answered Mar 26, 2022 by 5CMC (160 points)
Use this.

#include <termios.h>
#include <stdio.h>

#include <iostream>

int dectkey_()
int in;
struct termios new_settings;
struct termios stored_settings;
new_settings = stored_settings;
new_settings.c_lflag &= (~ICANON);
new_settings.c_cc[VTIME] = 0;
new_settings.c_cc[VMIN] = 1;
in = getchar();
return in;

int Detectkey(){
    std::cout << "\033[s";
    int rett = dectkey_();
    std::cout << "\033[u\033[K";
    return rett;

//use Detectkey.
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