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MapVirtualKey

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4/8/2010

This function translates, or maps, a virtual-key code into a scan code or character value, or translates a scan code into a virtual-key code.


UINT MapVirtualKey( 
  UINT uCode, 
  UINT uMapType 
);

uCode

[in] Specifies the virtual-key code or scan code for a key.

uMapType

[in] Specifies the translation to perform. The value of this parameter depends on the value of the uCode parameter

Value Description

0

uCode is a virtual-key code and is translated into a scan code. If it is a virtual-key code that does not distinguish between left- and right-hand keys, the left-hand scan code is returned. If there is no translation, the function returns 0.

1

uCode is a scan code and is translated into a virtual-key code that does not distinguish between left- and right-hand keys. If there is no translation, the function returns 0.

2

uCode is a virtual-key code and is translated into an unshifted character value in the low-order word of the return value. Dead keys (diacritics) are indicated by setting the top bit of the return value. If there is no translation, the function returns 0.

3

uCode is a scan code and is translated into a virtual-key code that distinguishes between left- and right-hand keys. If there is no translation, the function returns 0.

A character value indicates success. Zero indicates that there is no translation.

Headerwinuser.h
LibraryKbdui.lib
Windows Embedded CEWindows CE 1.0 and later
Windows MobileWindows Mobile Version 5.0 and later

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