Re: how to send & receive a user defined event?

"Scott McPhillips [MVP]" <org-dot-mvps-at-scottmcp>
Tue, 19 May 2009 16:24:58 -0400
Use SetTimer and do the autoscrolling a little bit each time you get

"Questioner" <> wrote in message

Hi folks,

I'm trying to implement an auto-scrolling feature. The user clicks
the mouse and holds down the button in a window, then moves
the point outside of the window and does no release the button.
This is supposed to cause the problem (a la Microsoft Word)
to scroll automatically at a certain speed.

Unfortunately after much experimenting, I cannot find a way
to generate a continuous stream of events (e.g. mouse move)
to implement auto scrolling. My calls to SendInput are basically
being ignored... I tried sending mouse left-button up/down
to see if SendInput works at all, and it does. But move events
are having no effect. I tried setting dx,dy=0 (relative position) effect. I tried nonzero values, same thing.

Can anyone suggest how to create a user-defined event
so that I can get around this obstacle?


Scott McPhillips [VC++ MVP]

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