[fpc-pascal] Pause Key

tsiegel at softcon.com tsiegel at softcon.com
Fri Apr 14 02:53:09 CEST 2023

I know of no way to obtain the pause key status under windows.  I can 
get the scroll lock status, but not the pause key, never did figure that 
one out.  Windows uses it though, I don't know if it's a standard thing, 
or something I have installed, (though if it is an installed program, I 
haven't a clue which one).  When I hit the pause key, it brings up the 
screen snippet dialog.

Since the scroll lock key is readable though, you could use that for a 
pause function.  Almost nobody uses that key, so interference should be 

On 4/13/2023 8:31 PM, James Richters via fpc-pascal wrote:
> Does anyone know what's up with the Pause key in Windows?
> Is there some way to tell if it was pushed?
> I have a need for the user to pause execution of my Freepascal program, I
> have a pause key.. seems like there should be some way to use it.
> James
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