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WM_HOTKEY

Windows Mobile 6.5
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4/8/2010

This message is posted when the user presses a hot key registered by the RegisterHotKey function. The message is placed at the top of the message queue associated with the thread that registered the hot key.


WM_HOTKEY idHotKey = (int) wParam; 
    fuModifiers = (UINT) LOWORD(lParam); 
    uVirtKey = (UINT) HIWORD(lParam);

idHotKey

Hot key identifier that generated the message. If the message was generated by a system-defined hot key, the idHotKey parameter is one of the following values.

Value Description

IDHOT_SNAPDESKTOP

The snap desktop hot key was pressed.

IDHOT_SNAPWINDOW

The snap window hot key was pressed.

fuModifiers

Specifies the keys that were to be pressed in combination with the key specified by the nVirtKey parameter to generate the WM_HOTKEY message. The fuModifiers parameter can be a combination of the following values.

Value Description

MOD_ALT

Either ALT key was held down.

MOD_CONTROL

Either CTRL key was held down.

MOD_KEYUP

Both key up events and key down events generate a WM_HOTKEY message

MOD_SHIFT

Either SHIFT key was held down.

MOD_WIN

Either WINDOWS key was held down. These keys are labeled with the Microsoft Windows logo.

uVirtKey

Specifies the virtual key code of the hot key.

WM_HOTKEY is unrelated to the WM_GETHOTKEY and WM_SETHOTKEY hot keys. The WM_HOTKEY message is sent for generic hot keys while the WM_SET\GETHOTKEY messages relate to window activation hot keys.

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