Input Method Manager (IMM) Functions

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4/8/2010

The following table shows Input Method Manager (IMM) functions with a description of the purpose of each.

Function Description

EnumRegisterWordProc

This function is an application-defined callback function used with the ImmEnumRegisterWord function. It is used to process data of register strings.

ImmAssociateContext

This function associates the specified input context with the specified window.

ImmAssociateContextEx

This function changes the association between the input method context and the specified window or its children.

ImmConfigureIME

This function displays the configuration dialog box for the IME.

ImmCreateContext

This function creates a new input context, allocating memory for the context and initializing it.

ImmCreateIMCC

This function enables an IME to create a new input method context (IMC) component that is a member of an IMC.

ImmDestroyContext

This function releases the input context and frees any memory associated with it.

ImmDestroyIMCC

This function enables an IME to destroy an input method context (IMC) component that is a member of an IMC.

ImmDisableIME

This function disables the IME for the current thread.

ImmEnumRegisterWord

This function enumerates the register strings having the specified reading string, style, and register string.

ImmEscape

This function carries out IME–specific subfunctions and is used mainly for locale-specific functions.

ImmGenerateMessage

This function enables an IME to generate messages that are sent to the window associated with the input method context (IMC).

ImmGetCandidateList

This function retrieves a specified candidate list, copying the list to the specified buffer.

ImmGetCandidateListCount

This function retrieves the size, in bytes, of the candidate lists.

ImmGetCandidateWindow

This function gets information about the candidate list window.

ImmGetCompositionFont

This function retrieves information about the logical font currently used to display characters in the composition window.

ImmGetCompositionString

This function retrieves information about the composition string.

ImmGetCompositionWindow

This function gets information about the composition window.

ImmGetContext

This function retrieves the input context associated with the specified window.

ImmGetConversionList

This function retrieves the list of characters or words from one character or word.

ImmGetConversionStatus

This function gets the current conversion status.

ImmGetDefaultIMEWnd

This function gets the default window handle to the IME class.

ImmGetDescription

This function copies the description of the IME to the specified buffer.

ImmGetGuideLine

This function gets information about errors. Applications use the information to notify users.

ImmGetHotKey

This function retrieves the value of the IME hot key.

ImmGetIMCCLockCount

This function enables an IME to get the lock count of the input method context (IMC) component.

ImmGetIMCCSize

This function enables an IME to get the size of the input method context (IMC) component.

ImmGetIMEFileName

This function gets the file name of the IME associated with the specified keyboard layout.

ImmGetImeMenuItems

This function retrieves the menu items that are registered in the IME menu.

ImmGetOpenStatus

This function checks whether the IME is open or closed.

ImmGetProperty

This function gets the property and capabilities of the IME associated with the specified keyboard layout.

ImmGetRegisterWordStyle

This function gets a list of the styles support by the IME associated with the specified keyboard layout.

ImmGetStatusWindowPos

This function gets the position of the status window.

ImmGetVirtualKey

This function recovers the original virtual–key value associated with a key input message that has already been processed by the IME.

ImmIsIME

This function checks whether the specified handle identifies an IME.

ImmIsUIMessage

This function checks for messages intended for the IME window and sends those messages to the specified window.

ImmLockIMC

This function enables an IME to access the INPUTCONTEXT structure for an input method context (IMC) by returning a pointer to the structure.

ImmLockIMCC

This function enables an input method editor (IME) to get a pointer to an input method context (IMC) component that can be a member of the IMC.

ImmNotifyIME

This function notifies the IME about changes to the status of the input context.

ImmRegisterWord

This function registers a string into the dictionary of the IME associated with the specified keyboard layout.

ImmReleaseContext

This function releases the input context and unlocks the memory associated in the context.

ImmReSizeIMCC

This function changes the size of an input method context (IMC) component.

ImmSetCandidateWindow

This function sets information about the candidate list window.

ImmSetCompositionFont

This function sets the logical font to be used to display characters in the composition window.

ImmSetCompositionString

This function sets the characters, attributes, and clauses of the composition and reading strings.

ImmSetCompositionWindow

This function sets the position of the composition window.

ImmSetConversionStatus

This function sets the current conversion status.

ImmSetHotKey

This function is called by the IME control panel application to set the value of the IME hot key.

ImmSetOpenStatus

This function opens or closes the IME.

ImmSetStatusWindowPos

This function sets the position of the status window.

ImmSimulateHotKey

This function simulates the specified IME hot key, causing the same response as if the user had pressed the hot key in the specified window.

ImmSIPanelState

This function performs operations relating to the input panel. It gets or sets state information, and communicates the caller's input attributes to the system.

ImmUnlockIMC

This function reduces the lock count for the input method context (IMC).

ImmUnlockIMCC

This function reduces the lock count for the input method context (IMC) component.

ImmUnregisterWord

This function removes a register string from the dictionary of the IME associated with the specified keyboard layout.

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