Basic computer language commands

Basic computer programming language

STRIG(n) Statement

Purpose:

To allow the use of a joystick by enabling or disabling the trapping of its buttons.

Syntax:

STRIG(n) ON
STRIG(n) OFF
STRIG(n) STOP

Comments:

n is 0, 2, 4, or 6, corresponding to the buttons on the joystick, where:

0 is button A1

2 is button B1

4 is button A2

6 is button B2

Examples:

STRIG(n) ON 

Enables trapping of the joystick buttons. After this statement is executed, GW-BASIC checks to see if this button has been pressed before executing following statements.

STRIG(n) OFF 

Disables GW-BASIC from checking the state of the button.

STRIG(n) STOP

Disables trapping of a given button through the ON STRIG(n) statement. But, any pressings are remembered so that trapping may take place once it is reenabled.

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