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WM_SYSDEADCHAR message

Sent to the window with the keyboard focus when a WM_SYSKEYDOWN message is translated by the TranslateMessage function. WM_SYSDEADCHAR specifies the character code of a system dead key — that is, a dead key that is pressed while holding down the ALT key.


#define WM_SYSDEADCHAR                  0x0107

Parameters

wParam

The character code generated by the system dead key — that is, a dead key that is pressed while holding down the ALT key.

lParam

The repeat count, scan code, extended-key flag, context code, previous key-state flag, and transition-state flag, as shown in the following table.

BitsMeaning
0-15The repeat count for the current message. The value is the number of times the keystroke is autorepeated as a result of the user holding down the key. If the keystroke is held long enough, multiple messages are sent. However, the repeat count is not cumulative.
16-23The scan code. The value depends on the OEM.
24Indicates whether the key is an extended key, such as the right-hand ALT and CTRL keys that appear on an enhanced 101- or 102-key keyboard. The value is 1 if it is an extended key; otherwise, it is 0.
25-28Reserved; do not use.
29The context code. The value is 1 if the ALT key is held down while the key is pressed; otherwise, the value is 0.
30The previous key state. The value is 1 if the key is down before the message is sent, or it is 0 if the key is up.
31Transition state. The value is 1 if the key is being released, or it is 0 if the key is being pressed.

 

Return value

An application should return zero if it processes this message.

Remarks

For enhanced 101- and 102-key keyboards, extended keys are the right ALT and CTRL keys on the main section of the keyboard; the INS, DEL, HOME, END, PAGE UP, PAGE DOWN, and arrow keys in the clusters to the left of the numeric keypad; and the divide (/) and ENTER keys in the numeric keypad. Other keyboards may support the extended-key bit in the lParam parameter.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]

Header

Winuser.h (include Windows.h)

See also

Reference
TranslateMessage
WM_DEADCHAR
WM_SYSKEYDOWN
Conceptual
Keyboard Input

 

 

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