Notifies applications that the system, typically a battery-powered personal computer, is about to enter a suspended mode.
Note The WM_POWER message is obsolete. It is provided only for compatibility with 16-bit Windows-based applications. Applications should use the WM_POWERBROADCAST message.
A window receives this message through its WindowProc function.
LRESULT CALLBACK WindowProc HWND hwnd, // handle to window UINT uMsg, // WM_POWER WPARAM wParam, // power-event notification LPARAM lParam // not used );
A handle to window.
The WM_POWER message identifier.
The power-event notification. This parameter can be one of the following values.
This parameter is not used.
The value an application returns depends on the value of the wParam parameter. If wParam is PWR_SUSPENDREQUEST, the return value is PWR_FAIL to prevent the system from entering the suspended state; otherwise, it is PWR_OK. If wParam is PWR_SUSPENDRESUME or PWR_CRITICALRESUME, the return value is zero.
This message is broadcast only to an application that is running on a system that conforms to the Advanced Power Management (APM) basic input/output system (BIOS) specification. The message is broadcast by the power-management driver to each window returned by the EnumWindows function.
The suspended mode is the state in which the greatest amount of power savings occurs, but all operational data and parameters are preserved. Random-access memory (RAM) contents are preserved, but many devices are likely to be turned off.
Minimum supported client
|Windows XP [desktop apps only]|
Minimum supported server
|Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]|