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    Question Is it possible to test whether the key pressed can generate a character?

    Thank you, that does almost exactly what I need :). The reason that MSDN isn't my first port of call is simply because it's not a good reference guide. You have to know exactly what you're looking for, and even when you do it's often not written in an intuitive way.
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    Question Is it possible to test whether the key pressed can generate a character?

    I'm trying to make a class that produces a facsimile of the textbox from Winforms in Console. I have a loop within this class that is reading keypresses as ConsoleKeyInfo. What I want to do is to take a keypress and test whether it corresponds to an actual character. For example, the A key...
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    Generating tones of different frequencies and running batch commands

    The others have mostly said it all, it's just Console.Beep([Frequency/Pitch],[Duration]) with the first value in Hertz and the second in Milliseconds. Also, this article might be useful to you: Piano key frequencies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This tells you all the frequencies for keys...
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    Question <- (Yet another) -- How do I run multiple functions at once in Console?

    Hey guys... sorry to keep bugging you, but you really are wonderfully helpful when it comes to VB, and I could much use your input again! Our Computing teacher is encouraging us to try making games with Console in VB, and I like the idea, but there's one big problem with a lot of games that I...
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    Question How to add more values to a 2D array

    Hey guys - I found a solution, but it was sort of cheating, really. In any case, it works and I'm happy with it. Instead of creating a new value in the existing array, I used a second array with the same number of values as the first, that stored colour information for each pixel. It wrote the...
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    Question How to add more values to a 2D array

    Hey again! I know I keep asking questions but you guys are so wonderful and I need some help ^^'. I'm trying to make a program where you can move around a cursor on a 15x20 grid (the size can change dynamically,) and place coloured blocks (█) in any way you like to make a basic ASCII picture. I...
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    Question How to use multidimensional arrays

    Further revisions! It should look like this: Sub PlaceObjectElements() 'Places player, key and blocks. For i = 0 To BlockCoords.GetLength(0) - 1 PlayGrid(BlockCoords(i, 0), BlockCoords(i, 1)) = BlockCursor Next PlayGrid(KeyCoord(0), KeyCoord(1)) = KeyCursor...
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    Question How to use multidimensional arrays

    Wait, never mind! I've figured out how to do it after all. The declarations: Dim PlayerCoord() As Integer = {7, 4} 'Player Coordinate, read DOWN and then ACROSS. Dim BlockCoords(,) As Integer = {{7, 3}, {1, 4}, {3, 4}} 'Block Coordinates, each pair of braces is a new block. Dim...
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    Question How to use multidimensional arrays

    Hey again guys! I've been working on an Ice Puzzle: you're a character (e.g. '*') in a grid (2D array) and you can move using the arrow keys - when you move, you keep going in that direction until you hit a surface. The aim is to pick up a key, which progresses you to the next level. There are...
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    Question How to iterate through a List randomly and in order

    Ian - Thank you! Yes, it does a lot :). And please, crit away ^_^.
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    Question How to iterate through a List randomly and in order

    Hey guys, So I worked on this a bit and with mostly jmcil's advice I managed to get a Lottery program to work :). Took me long enough, but hey! It doesn't do it quite the way I originally planned it, but it still works and it's good enough for me. Thanks all! Module LotteryNumbers Dim...
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    Question What am I doing wrong? - Logic error

    Hey guys - I came across a programming problem that I wanted to solve, and I've almost got a program working that does what I want it to do, but not quite. What I want to do is to create a digital river - this is where you add up every digit within a number, and then add that result to the...
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    Question How to iterate through a List randomly and in order

    Hey guys, sorry I haven't been as active in this topic or letting you know how I was getting along - I admit I got bored of the number-list problem before I could really develop a program out of it. I have another issue though, which I'll post in a new thread.
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    Question How to iterate through a List randomly and in order

    Hey Ian: I'm using the Console, not a GUI, but hopefully this should work the same!
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    Question How to iterate through a List randomly and in order

    Thank you both! Though jmcil, I don't know how to use Count, and I can use a For loop but I don't know how to get it to iterate the way you specify :c.
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