If you press any key on your keyboard, this small Tkinter GUI program will tell you which key and what type of key has been pressed. Great for applications where a simple key stroke is required.

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# bind and show a key press event with Tkinter
# tested with Python24      vegaseat     20nov2006

from Tkinter import *

root = Tk()
prompt = '      Press any key      '
label1 = Label(root, text=prompt, width=len(prompt), bg='yellow')
label1.pack()

def key(event):
    if event.char == event.keysym:
        msg = 'Normal Key %r' % event.char
    elif len(event.char) == 1:
        msg = 'Punctuation Key %r (%r)' % (event.keysym, event.char)
    else:
        msg = 'Special Key %r' % event.keysym
    label1.config(text=msg)

root.bind_all('<Key>', key)

root.mainloop()
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Thank you very much. This is a GREAT example code snippet and exactly what I need to get started on a 'Typing Exercise' program. I can't wait to try it out (but it's 2 AM!).

Blessings in abundance, & all the best!
Art in Carlisle, PA USA