Message Properties Dialog Box


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Use this dialog box to find out more about a specific message. To display this dialog box, move the focus to a Messages View window. Select any message node in the tree, then choose Properties from the View menu.

The General tab is the only tab displayed. The following settings are available:

Window Handle
The unique ID of this window. Window handle numbers are reused; they identify a window only for the lifetime of that window. Click this value to view the properties of this window.

Nesting Level
Depth of nesting of this message, where 0 is no nesting.

Number, status, and name of the selected windows message.

The value of the lResult parameter, if any.

The value of the wParam parameter, if any.

The value of the lParam parameter, if any. This value is decoded if it is a pointer to a string or structure.

Message Options Dialog Box
Used to select which messages are listed in the active Messages view.

Message Search Dialog Box
Used to find the node for a specific message in Messages view.

Spy++ Reference
Includes sections describing each Spy++ menu and dialog box.

Searching for a Message in Messages View
Explains how to find a specific message in Messages view.

Messages View
Displays the message stream associated with a window, process, or thread.

Spy++ Views
Explains the Spy++ tree views of windows, messages, processes, and threads.

Using Spy++
Introduces the Spy++ tool and explains how it can be used.