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CHAIN_MSG_MAP

Defines an entry in a message map.

CHAIN_MSG_MAP( theChainClass )

Parameters

theChainClass
[in] The name of the base class containing the message map.

Remarks

CHAIN_MSG_MAP directs messages to a base class's default message map (declared with BEGIN_MSG_MAP). To direct messages to a base class's alternate message map (declared with ALT_MSG_MAP), use CHAIN_MSG_MAP_ALT.

Note   Always begin a message map with BEGIN_MSG_MAP. You can then declare subsequent alternate message maps with ALT_MSG_MAP. The END_MSG_MAP macro marks the end of the message map. Every message map must have exactly one instance of BEGIN_MSG_MAP and END_MSG_MAP.

For more information about using message maps in ATL, see Message Maps.

Example

class CMyClass : public CMyBaseClass, ...
{
public:
  ...

  BEGIN_MSG_MAP(CMyClass)
     MESSAGE_HANDLER(WM_PAINT, OnPaint)
     // chain to default message map in CMyBaseClass
     CHAIN_MSG_MAP(CMyBaseClass)
  ALT_MSG_MAP(1)
     // chain to first alternative message map in CMyBaseClass
     CHAIN_MSG_MAP(CMyBaseClass)
  ALT_MSG_MAP(2)
     MESSAGE_HANDLER(WM_CHAR, OnChar)
     // chain to alternate message map in CMyBaseClass
     CHAIN_MSG_MAP_ALT(CMyBaseClass, 1)
  END_MSG_MAP()

  ...
};

This example illustrates the following:

  • If a window procedure is using CMyClass's default message map and OnPaint does not handle a message, the message is directed to CMyBaseClass's default message map for processing.
  • If a window procedure is using the first alternate message map in CMyClass, all messages are directed to CMyBaseClass's default message map.
  • If a window procedure is using CMyClass's second alternate message map and OnChar does not handle a message, the message is directed to the specified alternate message map in CMyBaseClass. CMyBaseClass must have declared this message map with ALT_MSG_MAP(1).

See Also

Message Map Macros | ATL Macros | CHAIN_MSG_MAP_MEMBER | CHAIN_MSG_MAP_DYNAMIC | MESSAGE_HANDLER

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