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The _DEVICES function returns all of the INPUT devices on your computer including keyboard, mouse and game devices.


device_count% = _DEVICES

  • Returns the number of devices that can be listed separately with the _DEVICE$ function.
  • Devices include keyboard, mouse, joysticks, game pads and multiple stick game controllers.

Example: Checking for the system's input devices.

devices = _DEVICES PRINT "Number of input devices found ="; devices FOR i = 1 TO devices PRINT _DEVICE$(i) PRINT "Buttons:"; _LASTBUTTON(i) NEXT

Number of input devices found = 2 [KEYBOARD][BUTTON] Buttons: 512 [MOUSE][BUTTON][AXIS][WHEEL] Buttons: 3

Note: The STRIG/STICK commands won't read from the keyboard or mouse device the above example lists.

See also:

Keyword Reference - Alphabetical
Keyword Reference - By Usage
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