Re: PreTranslateMessage and Ctrl + A

"Guido Franzke" <>
Wed, 25 Jul 2007 19:05:39 +0200
Thanks, but this does not work:

      if (GetKeyState(VK_CONTROL)==1)
         if (pMsg->wParam=='a')
            return TRUE;

I never run in the GetKeyState==1 clause.
What's wrong?

"Doug Harrison [MVP]" <> schrieb im Newsbeitrag

On Wed, 25 Jul 2007 18:42:17 +0200, "Guido Franzke" <>

Hello NG,

how can I check in PreTranslateMessage, if the user has pressed Ctrl and


     pMsg->wParam; //?? Ctrl+A ?
     pMsg->lParam; //?? Ctrl+A ?

Thanks for help,

The wParam will contain 'A', and you can check the state of the Ctrl key
(at the time the WM_KEYDOWN message was generated; this is important!) by
using GetKeyState.

Doug Harrison
Visual C++ MVP

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