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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-6629657

provide raw key code from underlying system without changing API.

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        There should be a way for Java programmer to obtain an unique identifier for a key pressed. Presently, we only have certain part of keys covered by VK_* java keycodes. Sometimes a KEY_PRESSED/KEY_RELEASED is completely useless, with all fields filled with zeroes.

        A proper solution to this would be manifold involving addition of more keycodes and providing means to query a KeyEvent about (in some sense) raw keycodes. However all this would require API change and is possible only in a new release (jdk7 I presume).

        There should be a way to make a partial fix suitable for an update release, without API change.

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                  yan Yuri Nesterenko
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                  yan Yuri Nesterenko
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