SDL2 majority of keys don't get recognized at all

So only function keys get recognized at all , letters and numbers don’t even get caught by the switch for SDL_KEYDOWN but ctrl , caps , shift etc all work , help.

if it helps at all i’m running windows 10 and the project is made in visual studio 2019, the sdl version is the latest stable available .

I started this post: , if anyone has the same problem in the future .