Posted when the user presses the left mouse button while the cursor is within the nonclient area of a window. This message is posted to the window that contains the cursor. If a window has captured the mouse, this message is not posted.
A window receives this message through its WindowProc function.
A POINTS structure that contains the x- and y-coordinates of the cursor. The coordinates are relative to the upper-left corner of the screen.
If an application processes this message, it should return zero.
The DefWindowProc function tests the specified point to find the location of the cursor and performs the appropriate action. If appropriate, DefWindowProc sends the WM_SYSCOMMAND message to the window.
xPos = GET_X_LPARAM(lParam); yPos = GET_Y_LPARAM(lParam);
Important Do not use the LOWORD or HIWORD macros to extract the x- and y- coordinates of the cursor position because these macros return incorrect results on systems with multiple monitors. Systems with multiple monitors can have negative x- and y- coordinates, and LOWORD and HIWORD treat the coordinates as unsigned quantities.
Minimum supported client
|Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]|
Minimum supported server
|Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]|
- Mouse Input
- Other Resources
Build date: 11/16/2013