Struct

GdkEventKey

Description [src]

struct GdkEventKey {
  GdkEventType type;
  GdkWindow* window;
  gint8 send_event;
  guint32 time;
  GdkModifierType* state;
  guint keyval;
  gint length;
  gchar* string;
  guint16 hardware_keycode;
  guint8 group;
  guint is_modifier;
}

Describes a key press or key release event.

Structure members
type

The type of the event (GDK_KEY_PRESS or GDK_KEY_RELEASE).

window

The window which received the event.

send_event

TRUE if the event was sent explicitly.

time

The time of the event in milliseconds.

state

A bit-mask representing the state of the modifier keys (e.g. Control, Shift and Alt) and the pointer buttons. See GdkModifierType.

keyval

The key that was pressed or released. See the gdk/gdkkeysyms.h header file for a complete list of GDK key codes.

length

The length of string.

string

A string containing an approximation of the text that would result from this keypress. The only correct way to handle text input of text is using input methods (see GtkIMContext), so this field is deprecated and should never be used. (gdk_unicode_to_keyval() provides a non-deprecated way of getting an approximate translation for a key.) The string is encoded in the encoding of the current locale (Note: this for backwards compatibility: strings in GTK+ and GDK are typically in UTF-8.) and NUL-terminated. In some cases, the translation of the key code will be a single NUL byte, in which case looking at length is necessary to distinguish it from the an empty translation.

hardware_keycode

The raw code of the key that was pressed or released.

group

The keyboard group.

is_modifier

A flag that indicates if hardware_keycode is mapped to a modifier. Since 2.10