QBasic 1.1: INKEY$ Function



Description / Parameter(s)

INKEY$ returns a null string if there is no character to return.
For standard keys, INKEY$ returns a 1-byte string containing the character read.
For extended keys, INKEY$ returns a 2-byte string made up of the null character (ASCII 0) and the keyboard scan code.


PRINT "Press Esc to exit..." DO LOOP UNTIL INKEY$ = CHR$(27) '27 is the ASCII code for Esc.