How to trap the ESCAPE key

Posted on 1998-12-11
Last Modified: 2013-11-20

I'm trying to trap the escape key but unsuccessfuly.
This is what I've tried:

CMyView::OnKeyDown(UINT nChar, UINT nRepCnt, UINT nFlag)
   if (nChar==VK_ESCAPE)
        //Some code...


However, when the escape key is pressed OnKeyDown message
is not called.

Any idea?
Question by:qocarlos
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Expert Comment

ID: 1326063
I don't know for sure, but is it possible that the OnKeyDown member function is not called in the view class?  Have you tried the same code in the app class (is that the term?)?

Accepted Solution

pagladasu earned 50 total points
ID: 1326064
You should trap the PreTranslateMessage of your view class. Here is a sample code. It works for CView as well as CFormView derived classes:
BOOL CMyView::PreTranslateMessage(MSG* pMsg)
      // TODO: Add your specialized code here and/or call the base class
      return CFormView::PreTranslateMessage(pMsg);

I hope this will help. Thanks

Author Comment

ID: 1326065
THANKS, it works great!
What I would like to know is why I don't get the OnKeyDown function when pressing the escape key.
Anyway, thanks again for your help.

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