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Key codes on Windows Mobile Field PCs

17 Mar 2009

Below is a listing of the key codes generated by the hardware keys on our Field PC products that use the Microsoft Windows Mobile operating system. Also included are the optional function key codes available on the Allegro MX Field PC and instructions on how to use them.

 

Key

VK Code

Hex

Decimal

Defined in winuser.h unless specified

0

VK_0

0x30

48

 

1

VK_1

0x31

49

 

2

VK_2

0x32

50

 

3

VK_3

0x33

51

 

4

VK_4

0x34

52

 

5

VK_5

0x35

53

 

6

VK_6

0x36

54

 

7

VK_7

0x37

55

 

8

VK_8

0x38

56

 

9

VK_9

0x39

57

 

A

VK_A

0x41

65

 

B

VK_B

0x42

66

 

C

VK_C

0x43

67

 

D

VK_D

0x44

68

 

E

VK_E

0x45

69

 

F

VK_F

0x46

70

 

G

VK_G

0x47

71

 

H

VK_H

0x48

72

 

I

VK_I

0x49

73

 

J

VK_J

0x4A

74

 

K

VK_K

0x4B

75

 

L

VK_L

0x4C

76

 

M

VK_M

0x4D

77

 

N

VK_N

0x4E

78

 

O

VK_O

0x4F

79

 

P

VK_P

0x50

80

 

Q

VK_Q

0x51

81

 

R

VK_R

0x52

82

 

S

VK_S

0x53

83

 

T

VK_T

0x54

84

 

U

VK_U

0x55

85

 

V

VK_V

0x56

86

 

W

VK_W

0x57

87

 

X

VK_X

0x58

88

 

Y

VK_Y

0x59

89

 

Z

VK_Z

0x5A

90

 

Home

VK_APP1

0xC1

VK_APP1

winuserm.h

Left Soft

VK_APP2

0xC2

VK_APP2

winuserm.h

Menu

VK_APP3

0xC3

VK_APP3

winuserm.h

Right Soft

VK_APP4

0xC4

VK_APP4

winuserm.h

OK

VK_APP5

0xC5

VK_APP5

winuserm.h

Esc

VK_ESCAPE

0x1B

27

 

Backspace

VK_BACK

0x08

8

 

Enter

VK_RETURN

0x0D

13

 

UP

VK_UP

0x26

38

 

Right

 

VK_RIGHT

0x27

39

 

Down

VK_DOWN

0x28

40

 

Left

VK_LEFT

0x25

37

 

BackTab

VK_SHIFT + VK_TAB

0x10 + 0x09

16 + 9

 

Tab

VK_TAB

0x09

9

 

Alt

VK_MENU

0x12

18

 

Ctrl

VK_CONTROL

0x11

17

 

Shift

VK_SHIFT

0x10

16

 

Ins

VK_INSERT

0x2D

45

 

Space

VK_SPACE

0x20

32

 

Delete

VK_DELETE

0x2E

46

 

Underscore ''_''

VK_SHIFT + VK_HYPHEN

0x10 + 0xBD

16 + 189

 

Period

VK_PERIOD

0xBE

190

 

F1

VK_OEM_F1

0xE9

233

JSAPI.h

F2

VK_OEM_F2

0xEA

234

JSAPI.h

F3

VK_OEM_F3

0xEB

235

JSAPI.h

F4

VK_OEM_F4

0xEC

236

JSAPI.h

F5

VK_OEM_F5

0xED

237

JSAPI.h

F6

VK_OEM_F6

0xEE

238

JSAPI.h

F7

VK_OEM_F7

0xEF

239

JSAPI.h

F8

VK_OEM_F8

0xF0

240

JSAPI.h

F9

VK_OEM_F9

0xF1

241

JSAPI.h

F10

VK_OEM_F10

0xF2

242

JSAPI.h

F11

VK_OEM_F11

0xF3

243

JSAPI.h

F12

VK_OEM_F12

0xF4

244

JSAPI.h

Blue

Can''t be capture by itself

 

 

 

Gold

Can''t be capture by itself

 

 

 

Windows

Can''t be capture by itself

 

 

 

/

VK_EXTEND_BSLASH

0xE2

226

 

\

VK_SLASH

0xBF

191

 

:

VK_SHIFT + VK_SEMICOLON

0x10 + 0xBA

16 + 186

 

*

VK_SHIFT + VK_8

0x10 + 0x38

16 + 56

 

~

VK_SHIFT + VK_BACKQUOTE

0x10 + 0xC0

16 +192

 

<

VK_SHIFT + VK_COMMA

0x10 + 0xBC

16 + 188

 

>

VK_SHIFT + VK_PERIOD

0x10 + 0xBE

16 + 190

 

(

VK_SHIFT + VK_9

0x10 + 0x39

16 + 57

 

)

VK_SHIFT + VK_0

0x10 + 0x30

16 + 48

 

+

VK_SHIFT +VK_EQUAL

0x10 + 0xBB

16 + 187

 

=

VK_EQUAL

0xBB

187

 

|

VK_BACKSLASH

0x10 + 0xDC

16 + 220

 

&

VK_SHIFT + VK_7

0x10 + 0x37

16 + 55

 

{

VK_SHIFT + VK_LBRACKET

0x10 + 0xDB

16 + 219

 

}

VK_SHIFT + VK_RBRACKET

0x10 + 0xDD

16 + 221

 

%

VK_SHIFT + VK_5

0x10 + 0x35

16 + 53

 

@

VK_SHIFT + VK_2

0x10 + 0x32

16 + 50

 

#

VK_SHIFT + VK_3

0x10 + 0x33

16 + 51

 

$

VK_SHIFT + VK_4

0x10 + 0x34

16 + 52

 

[

VK_LBRACKET

0xDB

219

 

]

VK_RBRACKET

0xDD

221

 

^

VK_SHIFT + VK_6

0x10 + 0x36

16 + 54

 

,

VK_COMMA

0xBC

188

 

;

VK_SEMICOLON

0xBA

186

 

`

VK_BACKQUOTE

0xC0

192

 

''

VK_APOSTROPHE

0xDE

222

 

"

VK_SHIFT + VK_APOSTROPHE

0x10 + 0xDE

16 + 222

 

"-"

VK_HYPHEN

0xBD

189

 

!

VK_SHIFT + VK_1

0x10 + 0x31

16 + 49

 

?

VK_SHIFT + VK_SLASH

0x10 + 0xBF

16 + 191

 

 

 

Allegro MX Function Keys

 

The top twelve function keys on the Allegro MX Field PC can be set to output codes that can be captured to correspond with the function keys on previous Allegro models. Methods for programming the top function keys include:

 

 

If the "OEM" function key codes are enabled while in application software or generally in the operating system using the custom Function Keys Control Panel Applet, each key can be monitored using the key codes provided in the table above.

 

If software will also be used on a previous Allegro model, each key should also be monitored using the recommended "VK_F1" through "VK_F12" as defined in winuser.h, or using the standard ASCII key decimal numbers 112 through 123.

 

Note: The original function key codes that were available on previous Windows CE and DOS Field PC models are now utilized by the operating system on newer Windows Mobile Field PCs, requiring the use of the Windows "soft" (hot) keys, unregisterhotkey(), or using our alternative custom OEM function key codes. More information is provided at: