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Control.ReflectMessage Method

Reflects the specified message to the control that is bound to the specified handle.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in

protected static bool ReflectMessage (
	IntPtr hWnd,
	ref Message m
protected static boolean ReflectMessage (
	IntPtr hWnd, 
	/** @ref */ Message m
Not applicable.



An IntPtr representing the handle of the control to reflect the message to.


A Message representing the Windows message to reflect.

Return Value

true if the message was reflected; otherwise, false.

The ReflectMessage method is an infrastructure method and typically should not be called from your code.

If the hWnd parameter does not represent a valid control, the ReflectMessage method returns false.

Because Windows messages are returned to the top-level window, the ReflectMessage method is used to propagate the return message to the control that sent the message. For more information about Windows messages, see the "Common Controls" topic in the MSDN library at

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0