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Delphi keyboard

function GetRealChar(AKey: Word): Char;
  Layout: HKL;
  KeyboardState: TKeyboardState;
  RealCode: AnsiString;
  ScanCode: Integer;
  s: string;
  Layout := GetKeyboardLayout(GetCurrentThreadID);
  SetLength(RealCode, 1);
  FillChar(RealCode[1], Length(RealCode), 0);
  FillChar(KeyboardState[0], SizeOf(KeyboardState), 0);
  KeyboardState[AKey] := 0;
  ScanCode := (AKey shr 16) and $FF;
  ToAsciiEx(AKey, ScanCode, KeyboardState, PChar(RealCode), 0, Layout);
  s := RealCode;
  Result := s[1];
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DLL hell, manifest, side-by-side

DLL Hell is a term for the complications that arise when working with dynamic link libraries (DLLs) used with Microsoft Windows operating systems,[1] particularly legacy 16-bit editions which all run in a single memory space.

Side-by-side technology is a standard for executable files in Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows 2000, and later versions of Windows that attempts to alleviate problems that arise from the use of dynamic-link libraries in Microsoft Windows.

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