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Microsoft KB Archive/35930

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HOWTO: Detect Keystrokes While a Menu Is Pulled Down

Q35930



The information in this article applies to:


  • Microsoft Win32 Software Development Kit (SDK)
  • Microsoft Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) versions 3.0, 3.1





SUMMARY

In the Windows environment, there are two methods that an application can use to receive notification that a key is pressed while a menu is dropped down:

  • The easier method is to process the WM_MENUCHAR message that is sent to an application when the user presses a key that does not correspond to any of the accelerator keys defined for the current menu.
  • The other method is to use a message filter hook or a keyboard hook specified with the SetWindowsHook function. The hook function can process a message before it is dispatched to a dialog box, message box, or menu.

Additional query words:

Keywords : kbHook kbOSWinNT kbOSWin2000 kbGrpDSUser kbOSWin
Issue type : kbhowto
Technology : kbWin32SDKSearch kbAudDeveloper kbWin3xSearch kbSDKSearch kbWin32sSearch kbWinSDKSearch kbWinSDK300 kbWinSDK310


Last Reviewed: July 12, 2000
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