Q31936: Example of Using SetUEvent, ON UEVENT to Detect Mouse Presence
Article: Q31936 Product(s): See article Version(s): 6.00 6.00b 7.00 7.10 Operating System(s): MS-DOS Keyword(s): ENDUSER | B_QuickBas | mspl13_basic Last Modified: 17-JAN-1991 The following example uses the SetUEvent routine and the ON UEVENT statement to trap a user-defined event. An event occurs in the sample program below if the Microsoft Mouse is not installed. The program traps the event if and when it occurs, and then prints a message. The user-defined event-trapping feature is found in QuickBASIC version 4.00b, Microsoft BASIC Compiler versions 6.00 and 6.00b for MS-DOS, and Microsoft BASIC Professional Development System (PDS) versions 7.00 and 7.10 for MS-DOS. The SetUEvent routine and the ON UEVENT statement are not found in QuickBASIC version 4.00 or earlier. For more information on the CALL INTERRUPT statement used in the code example below to call the Microsoft Mouse, query on the following words in this database: mouse and CALL and INTERRUPT INTERRUPT is an external routine located in QB.LIB on the QuickBASIC release disk. Code Example ------------ DECLARE SUB mouse (m0, m1, m2, m3) ' change following line to include QBX.BI if in BASIC PDS 7.00/7.10 REM $INCLUDE: 'QB.BI' ON UEVENT GOSUB handler UEVENT ON m0 = 0: CALL mouse(m0, m1, m2, m3) 'Initialize the MOUSE IF NOT m0 THEN CALL SetUEvent 'If no Mouse installed print message '-------------- Other program code can be written here ----------------- END handler: PRINT "No Mouse installed" END SUB mouse (m0, m1, m2, m3) STATIC 'Talks to the MOUSE.COM driver DIM inregs AS RegType: DIM outregs AS RegType inregs.ax = m0 'Load the registers inregs.bx = m1 inregs.cx = m2 inregs.dx = m3 CALL INTERRUPT(51, inregs, outregs) 'Call the mouse driver interrupt m0 = outregs.ax m1 = outregs.bx 'Return values from driver m2 = outregs.cx m3 = outregs.dx END SUB
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