User defined key going to straight to a program
05-17-2021, 08:58 PM (This post was last modified: 05-17-2021 09:24 PM by matalog.)
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 matalog Member Posts: 214 Joined: May 2021
User defined key going to straight to a program
I tired this, to remove the need to press enter, after a key assigning program, returning a program name as a function:
Code:
KEY K_Sin() BEGIN  Input(A,"Number","Number: ",0,0);  Return A; END;

But it doesn't work as expected. Depending on the number entered in the input box, the program will return different things, I once (with 78 input) got it to return a square symbol with circle inside, and got it to return Sin() (with 238 or something close input. Both times, I had User Input activated, and my program ran upon clicking Sin() key. Inputting 83 will bring up the Lists menu, and 84 will return curly brackets.

What I am describing is in textbook entry mode.

Were user keys assignments not designed to work like this, is it considered a bug?

Is there a correct way to run a user program with a single button press (not followed by Enter), that will allow the Returned number to go on the calculator stack?
05-18-2021, 08:39 PM (This post was last modified: 05-18-2021 08:44 PM by matalog.)
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 matalog Member Posts: 214 Joined: May 2021
RE: User defined key going to straight to a program
So, I worked out that exactly is happening here, maybe you all knew already.

The input number is being treated like an instruction to a Key, like Getkey numbers, but extended to Shift keys (51+Input) or Alpha Keys (51+51+Input), Shift+Alpha Keys (51+51+51+Input), so, if you input 134 in this program, then the outcome will be a Q, 185 will be q on screen.

There is a very small chance that something useful could ever come of this, but it is there :-).
05-18-2021, 09:45 PM
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 matalog Member Posts: 214 Joined: May 2021
RE: User defined key going to straight to a program
I suppose It may be obvious, when you consider that the whole program was defined in the first line as KEY K_Sin(), effectively making it a Key reading program, not a function or procedure, but then KEY, as a command is not defined anywhere in any of the lists that I have looked at, it was merely mentioned in page 616 of the 2017 version of the Manual that I read.

Maybe it is not defined, because it is not usable anywhere else in a program?

Any advice on the subject would be appreciated.
05-19-2021, 05:12 AM
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 Tim Wessman Senior Member Posts: 2,284 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: User defined key going to straight to a program
(05-18-2021 08:39 PM)matalog Wrote:  There is a very small chance that something useful could ever come of this, but it is there :-).

It was to let a basic user redefine keys into a new location...

TW

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05-19-2021, 12:48 PM
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 matalog Member Posts: 214 Joined: May 2021
RE: User defined key going to straight to a program
(05-19-2021 05:12 AM)Tim Wessman Wrote:
(05-18-2021 08:39 PM)matalog Wrote:  There is a very small chance that something useful could ever come of this, but it is there :-).

It was to let a basic user redefine keys into a new location...

But not to redifine a key to a program, it seems a strange choice. I mean, if there was some ambiguity, give the user both.

Maybe it will come in a later update of firmware.
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