From X-Plane SDK
typedef void (* XPLMHandleKey_f)( XPLMWindowID inWindowID, char inKey, XPLMKeyFlags inFlags, char inVirtualKey, void * inRefcon, int losingFocus);This function is called when a key is pressed or keyboard focus is taken away from your window. If losingFocus is 1, you are losign the keyboard focus, otherwise a key was pressed and inKey contains its character. You are also passewd your window and a refcon. Warning: this API declares virtual keys as a signed character; however the VKEY #define macros in XPLMDefs.h define the vkeys using unsigned values (that is 0x80 instead of -0x80). So you may need to cast the incoming vkey to an unsigned char to get correct comparisons in C.