Posted when the user presses the first or second X button while the cursor is in 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.
The low-order word specifies the hit-test value returned by the DefWindowProc function from processing the WM_NCHITTEST message. For a list of hit-test values, see WM_NCHITTEST. The high-order word indicates which button was pressed. It can be one of the following values.
The first X button was pressed.
The second X button was pressed.
A pointer to 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 TRUE. For more information about processing the return value, see the Remarks section.
Use the following code to get the information in the wParam parameter.
nHittest = GET_NCHITTEST_WPARAM(wParam); fwButton = GET_XBUTTON_WPARAM(wParam);
You can also use the following code to get the x- and y-coordinates from lParam:
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.
By default, the DefWindowProc function tests the specified point to get the position of the cursor and performs the appropriate action. If appropriate, it sends the WM_SYSCOMMAND message to the window.
Unlike the WM_NCLBUTTONDOWN, WM_NCMBUTTONDOWN, and WM_NCRBUTTONDOWN messages, an application should return TRUE from this message if it processes it. Doing so will allow software that simulates this message on Windows systems earlier than Windows 2000 to determine whether the window procedure processed the message or called DefWindowProc to process it.
Minimum supported client
|Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]|
Minimum supported server
|Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]|
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