Player.KeyDown event

The KeyDown event occurs when a key is pressed.

Syntax

Player.KeyDown(
  nKeyCode,
  nShiftState
)

Parameters

nKeyCode

Number (int) specifying which physical key is pressed. For possible values, see the Remarks section.

nShiftState

Number (int) specifying a bitfield with the least significant bits corresponding to the SHIFT key (bit 0), the CTRL key (bit 1), and the ALT key (bit 2). These bits correspond to the values 1, 2, and 4, respectively. The shift argument indicates the state of these keys. Some, all, or none of the bits can be set, indicating that some, all, or none of the keys are pressed.

Return value

This event does not return a value.

Remarks

The nKeyCode argument specifies a physical key. The following tables show the possible values for the major keys on a standard keyboard.

Values for the main keys.

Key Value
A-Z 65-90
0-9 48-56
F1-F12 112-123
ESC 27
TAB 9
CAPS LOCK 20
SHIFT (left or right) 16
CTRL (left or right) 17
ALT (left or right) 18
SPACE 32
BACKSPACE 8
ENTER 13
Windows logo key, left 91
Windows logo key, right 92
Application key 93

Values for the number pad keys.

Key Value
0-9 96-105
NUM LOCK 144
DIVIDE (/) 111
MULTIPLY (*) 106
SUBTRACT (-) 109
ADD (+) 107
SEPARATOR (Enter) 108
DECIMAL (.) 110

Values for the navigation keys.

Key Value
INSERT 45
DELETE 46
HOME 36
END 35
PAGE UP 33
PAGE DOWN 34
UP ARROW 38
DOWN ARROW 40
LEFT ARROW 37
RIGHT ARROW 39

The value of event parameters is specified by Windows Media Player, and can be accessed or passed to a method in an imported JScript file using the parameter name given. This parameter name must be typed exactly as shown, including capitalization.

Windows Media Player 10 Mobile: This event is not supported.

Requirements

Version
Windows Media Player 9 Series or later.
DLL
Wmp.dll

See also

Player Object