Returns whether the given key on the keyboard is currently held down.



Argument Description
key The key to check the down state of.

Returns: Boolean


With this function you can check to see if a key is held down or not. Unlike the keyboard_check_pressed or keyboard_check_released functions which are only triggered once when the key is pressed or released, this function is triggered every step that the key is held down for.


if keyboard_check(vk_left)
   x -= 5;

The above code will check to see if the arrow key is being pressed and move the instance 5 pixels left every step that it returns true.

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