<AWT Dev> Key code of VK_ALT_GRAPH

Anthony Petrov anthony.petrov at oracle.com
Wed Apr 11 07:53:03 PDT 2012

Hi Walter,

1. Does this work correctly with OpenJDK 7? What about OpenJDK 8? If it 
works fine with these versions, I suggest to upgrade your JDK.

2. Are you just reporting a bug? If this is the case, please do so at 
http://bugs.sun.com/. However, an OpenJDK-6-related bug is unlikely to 
get much attention unless a suggested fix is also provided.

3. If you want to suggest a fix, however, you're very welcome to do so! 
Please send your patch to this mailing list for a review. I suggest to 
fix this issue in the latest JDK where this doesn't work as expected 
first, and then back-port the fix to whatever earlier releases you may want.

best regards,

On 4/10/2012 5:54 PM, Oki van Kinoki wrote:
> Hello,
> the key code of VK_ALT_GRAPH in java-6-openjdk is 0 instead of 65406 as 
> it should be in accordance with the documentation. So, 
> KeyEvent.isAltGraphDown() returns false even if alt-graph key is being 
> pressed.
> Using Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_30-b12) works as 
> documented.
> OS is Ubuntu 10.04 LTS - Lucid Lynx and IDE is NetBeans 7.1.
> Sincerely yours,
> Walter

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