CFormView with accelerators

Posted on 1997-04-02
Last Modified: 2013-11-20
I've got a CFormView derived class with several edit controls. I want the user to be able to use Ctrl-C,Ctrl-V etc in them. I also want to use accelerators. In order to enable Copy, Paste etc, I added the code below. That code also seems to disable the accelerators. Any idea how to fix that?
BOOL CAdrEditView::PreTranslateMessage(MSG* pMsg)
if( pMsg->message != WM_INITDIALOG && IsDialogMessage(pMsg))
  return TRUE;
return CFormView::PreTranslateMessage(pMsg);
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ID: 1300803
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Expert Comment

ID: 1300804
If i'm not mistaken, edit controls automatically pick up cut, copy, paste, etc.. without requiring a PreTranslateMessage(). Was there some other reason you added that function?

If you have access to the CD, you might want to do a search for the following article:
   Using Accelerator Keys When Modal Dialog Box Main Window

It provides some step-by-step instructions for setting up, and using an accelerator table in a modal dialog box (not necessarily as the main window. at that!).


Author Comment

ID: 1300805
Edit controls in a CFormView does NOT automatically pick up cut, copy, paste. That's why I added the PreTranslateMessage().
I read the article, and tried to add a ::TranslateAccelerator as the first line in the PreTranslateMessage (there is no ProcessMessageFilter in a CFromView), but it didn't seem to work.
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Expert Comment

ID: 1300806
I think that you have to add ::TranslateAccelerator() to  ProcessMessageFilter() in your C...App class.

Expert Comment

ID: 1300807
To do clipboard functions in a CFormView derived class, I just handle the OnEditCut, OnEditCopy, and OnEditPaste messages.  In them I do the following

void OnEditCut()
  CEdit *pedit; // = GetEditCtrlWithFocus() -- you have to write this.

  if (pedit)

The above works whether you pick Edit | Cut from the menu or you do a ctrl-X.

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dvazquez earned 80 total points
ID: 1300808
void OnEditCut()
<Picture>CEdit *pedit; // = GetEditCtrlWithFocus() -- you have to write this.

<Picture>if (pedit)

The above works whether you pick Edit | Cut from the menu or you do a ctrl-X.

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