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Old 04-12-06, 03:53 PM
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visual basic: limit keypresses?

Hi all,
I've been banging my head against a wall for a couple of hours trying to figure this out...

I'm programming a task which requires people to view a series of words and then enter an estimate (from 1-100%) of the likelihood that they will be able to remember that word in the future. After a number is entered into the estimation textbox, the next word is shown, and the next estimate is made until the task is over. I need to figure out how to limit the number of times a person can hit ENTER during the estimation screen because when one does so more than once, the computer evidently stores those extra keypresses and automatically proceeds through the next several estimation screens without any user input (depending on the number of extra keypresses at the beginning). If this makes sense to you, I'd appreciate any help you can offer.
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You can probably use a keypress event to filter out extraneous keystrokes after a return.

Or maybe take a look at clearing the keyboard buffer just as the new entry screen asks for input.
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trap the keys in Form keypress or whatever the sub name is

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Thanks, guys. I've only been using VB for a few weeks, so I'm quite a novice. I greatly appreciate the help!

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