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How to handle NM_RETURN in a dialog

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It appears that NM_RETURN never gets sent if a list control is embedded in a dialog.  NM_DBLCLK definitely gets called, but NM_RETURN, when the focus is on an item in the list control never gets fired.  The only thing that gets fired is the default button handler.  I believe that the message never gets fired because I have tried to capture the message in pretranslate and it never captured the message.
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Tommy Hui earned 50 total points
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Correct, the new controls (treeview and listview) don't appear to follow correct dialog controls semantics. They are really designed to be in a window and not in a dialog. To get around this problem, you need to set the default ID to a hidden button. The hidden button will be clicked when the user presses the return key. This function can tell if the focus came from the list control (through WM_SETFOCUS), if it is, then you can do whatever you like. Otherwise, you can then simulate the Ok button being pressed.

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if (GetDlgItem(IDC_LIST)==SetFocus())
  OnOK();
else
  OnSearch();

Did the trick!!  This code was placed in the bn_clicked handler for the hidden button.
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