[Lazarus] Error during linkage editing

ArĂ­ Ricardo Ody ari.ody at japinfo.com.br
Sun Nov 23 12:47:38 CET 2008

Paul Ishenin wrote:
> Mattias Gaertner wrote:
>> I get this at every start:
>> [WARNING] Out of OEM specific VK codes, changing to unassigned
>> [WARNING] Out of unassigned VK codes, assigning $FF
>> Is this known?
> I see them too. Is that something bad?

Yes, this is bad. It means that some keypresses wont get reported anymore.

Each key reported by X should get a VK_xxx number assigned to report to 
the LCL. Based on some lookups, an attempt is made to asign a VK which 
is "constant" between widgetsets and is compatible with windows (and 
thus the VCL and thus the LCL). As a result of this the "A" key gets the 
VK_A and the "F5" key VK_F5 etc. However problems arise for other keys 
like the ones with "[]\;',./-=" For known combos, a VK_OEM_ value is 
assigned (see lcltype.pp for combos). Based on a Microsoft keyboard 
layout tool, I covered most combos.
When no existing VK_ value can be found, values from the unassinged 
range are assigned first, then from the reserved range and then just $FF 
since there are no more values to choose from.

I wonder what keyboard layouts generate this.


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