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KeysDown ( theModifierKeys ; ignoreCapsLock )

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Peter Wagemans, SHpartners

User friendly version of Get ( ActiveModifierKeys )

Sample Input:
KeysDown ( "shift-ctrl" ; True )
KeysDown ( "ctrl-shift-alt" ; False )
KeysDown ( "ctrl-capslock" ; False )
Sample Output:
True (1) if ctrl and shift key are down, caps-lock is ignored
True if ctrl option/alt and shift are down, caps-lock should be off
True if ctrl key is down, AND caps-lock is on

 Then copy & paste into FileMaker Advanced's Edit Custom Function window.


The Get(ActiveModifierKeys) function returns a number that represents the keyboard modifier keys. When converted to binary, it becomes clear how this number is constructed.
0 0 1 0 1
| | | | |
| | | | Shift
| | | Caps Lock
| | Ctrl
| Alt/Option
Apple Command Key
The custom function tests for each bit, each time comparing it with the presence of the modifier key in "theModifierKeys" (using XOR). All tests are put together using AND, so if one fails, all fail.
The Caps Lock test is only performed when ignoreCapsLock is False.
This custom function is much clearer to read than e.g.:
Get ( ActiveModifierKeys ) = 27
I preferr KeysDown ( "alt-shift-command-capslock" ; True )

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