Allows input from the keyboard during program execution.


INPUT [" prompt" ] , var [ , varn ] [ NOECHO ] [ TIMEOUT = xx]


prompt An optional string constant printed before the prompt character.
Var,varn A variable to accept the input value or a string.
NOECHO Disables input echoed back to the Comport.
TIMEOUT Optional delay time. When you specify the delay time, the routine will return when no input data is available after the specified time. No timer is used but a long is used to count down.
The INPUT routine can be used when you have a RS-232 interface on your uP.
See the manual for a design of a RS-232 interface.
The RS-232 interface can be connected to a serial communication port of your computer.
This way you can use a terminal emulator and the keyboard as an input device.
You can also use the build in terminal emulator. A backspace will remove the last entered character.

Difference with QB
In QB you can specify &H with INPUT so QB will recognize that a hexadecimal string is used.

BASCOM implements a new statement: INPUTHEX.

See also

' (c) 1997,1998 MCS Electronics
' file: INPUT.BAS
'To use another baud rate and crystal frequency use the

'metastatements $BAUD = and $CRYSTAL =
$baud = 1200 'try 1200 baud for example
$crystal = 12000000 '12 MHz

Dim V As Byte , B1 As Byte
Dim C As Integer , D As Byte
Dim S As String * 15 'only for uP with XRAM support

Input "Use this to ask a question " , V
Input B1 'leave out for no question

Input "Enter integer " , C
Print C

Inputhex "Enter hex number (4 bytes) " , C

Print C
Inputhex "Enter hex byte (2 bytes) " , D
Print D

Input "More variables " , C , D
Print C ; " " ; D

Input C Noecho 'suppress echo

Input "Enter your name " , S
Print "Hello " ; S

Input S Noecho 'without echo
Print S