im not necessarily new to c++ but i cant seem to find a good way to get input from other devices other then the keyboard. To get keyboard input i have been using
GetAsyncKeyState(); i was wondering if there was a similar function to get input from other input devices such as game pads or the proprietary buttons found on most laptops and keyboards these days (Media Direct buttons, volume up, down, skip, launch internet browser, etc)
i read somewhere about
DirectInput(); but i dont no if its exactly what im looking for, any incite?
thank you in advance,