Re: Hot key detecting

"Tom Serface" <>
Wed, 21 Mar 2007 06:53:11 -0700
You can use GetKeyState() to detect if the Ctrl, Shift, or Alt keys are down
or any combination of them, but a better way to do it would be to use the
Accelerator table for keys unless you're in a dialog. You can assign them
to an ID just like a menu item. You can also do Shift, Ctrl, and Alt
combinations with the keys.

 if (pMsg->message == WM_KEYDOWN) {
      if((pMsg->wParam == VK_INSERT) && (GetKeyState(VK_SHIFT) & ~1) != 0) {
           return true;
      else if(pMsg->wParam == VK_INSERT) {
           return true;
      else if(pMsg->wParam == VK_DELETE) {
           return true;

GetKeyState() info:

Accelerator Table tutorial:

How to use accelerator table in a dialog:


"Alex" <> wrote in message

Hello, people

How can I catch in my MDI Visual C++/MFC application Hot Key
shortcuts, for example
<Ctrl> + <F4>?

To detect let's say just <F4> in my
CMainFrame::PreTranslateMessage(MSG* pMsg)
I have lines:
if( ( pMsg->message == WM_KEYDOWN ) && ( pMsg->wParam == VK_F4 ) )
...// do something

But what about <Ctrl> + <F4>?

Thanks in advance


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