## Get time duration in key down event

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### Get time duration in key down event

Can I get the time of duration for keydown event? I just want to find a way to distinguish between keypressed and keydown event.
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### Re: Get time duration in key down event

Not by default. You'd have to measure it yourself.

But why do you want to distuinguish? They're two different functions, they can't really be confused.
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### Re: Get time duration in key down event

you can do something like this (my original usage was that i needed to differentiate between 4 key states):

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keys = {}
keyt = {}

function love.update(dt)
for k,v in pairs(keys) do
if v == 'pressed' and      love.keyboard.isDown(k) then v = 'held' else
if v == 'released' and not love.keyboard.isDown(k) then v = 'free' end
-- and if you want to record how long the key is being held down, then:
if v == 'held' then
if keyt[k] ~= nil then
keyt[k] = keyt[k] + 1 -- or dt if you want time instead of ticks
else
keyt[k] = 1 -- or dt, see above.
end
end
end

function love.keypressed(key)
-- i'm fairly certain i had at least a decent reason for doing the thing below this way, else a simple keys[key] = 'pressed' would suffice.
if keys[key] == 'pressed' then
keys[key] = 'held'
else
keys[key] = 'pressed'
end
end

function love.keyreleased(key)
-- i'm fairly certain i had at least a decent reason for doing the thing below this way, else a simple keys[key] = 'released' would suffice.
if keys[key] == 'released' then
keys[key] = 'free'
else
keys[key] = 'released'
end
end

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### Re: Get time duration in key down event

zorg wrote:you can do something like this (my original usage was that i needed to differentiate between 4 key states):
Why not just store the time when the key is pressed and use that to find the difference when the key is released?
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### Re: Get time duration in key down event

Well then,

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keys = {}

function love.keypressed(key)
keys[key] = os.clock()
end

function love.keyreleased(key)
keys[key] = os.clock() - keys[key]
end
Though you'd need to check for the key to not be pressed since this only gives back the correct held time then...unless you use something like this:

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function getHeldTime(key)
if love.keyboard.isDown(key) then
return os.clock() - keys[key]
else
return keys[key]
end
end
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### Re: Get time duration in key down event

See how little code there is compared to the first version?
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