Re: Detecting Ctrl from OnKeyDown?

"Tom Serface" <>
Fri, 29 May 2009 14:06:22 -0700
I would do this sort of thing in a PreTranslateMessage() function with code
similar to the following. Some here will argue about the use of
PreTranslateMessage(), but it works fine for me.

BOOL CMyClass::PreTranslateMessage(MSG* pMsg)

    if(pMsg->message==WM_KEYDOWN) {
        if (pMsg->wParam == 'p' && GetKeyState(VK_CONTROL) < 0) {
            // Do something
            return TRUE;
        else if (pMsg->wParam == 'o' && GetKeyState(VK_CONTROL) < 0) {
            // Do something
            return TRUE;
     return CMyClass::PreTranslateMessage(pMsg);

<> wrote in message

I'm attempting to add some global hot keys to my application (Like Ctrl
+O to open, or Ctrl+P to print) I looked at the OnKeyDown method but
it appears to only tell me if Alt was pressed with the key, not Ctrl.

Is the OnKeyDown the right way to do this?
If so how do I get the Ctrl key info?

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