Re: Dialog Based App

"Tom Serface" <>
Fri, 18 Aug 2006 10:06:15 -0700
One of the problem I have with using PreTranslateMessage to catch "keys" is
when people do things like look for "Alt+B", but then after you "translate"
the text to another language the character might not be "B" any longer.

I know that's not the problem in this case and there isn't really any need
to use PreTranslateMessage() at all for an MFC dialog for this sort of
thing, but ... there are of course, better ways of using accelerator keys
with dialogs.

One of the best ways to get around the problems with dialog apps, in my
opinion, is to use a simple SDI application with a CFormView. It's easy
enough to get rid of the toolbar and menus if they are not wanted, but lots
of the problems with dialog apps goes away as well.


"Joseph M. Newcomer" <> wrote in message

PreTranslateMessage would be a mistake. It is inappropriate for this
PreTranslateMessage is abused far too much by people who learned from

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