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Keyboard Hook

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Please anybody can tell me (or better yet, show me where I can get a sample source code in Visual C++ V6) how to write a keyboard hook that intercepts keyboard data from all threads (global hook). I got the example from MSDN (Hooks32) but I could not compile in VC++ V6, apparently that was written under either VC++ V2 or V4.
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You can use SetWindowsHookEx with WH_KEYBOARD.

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There is a sample by Paul DiLascia
in MSDN. Just look for "SetWindowsHookEx" keyword and scroll results until you see "C++ Q & A" for "Periodicals 1997". He is using this function in his program.
Also there are other samples for the same thing in MSDN

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Another sample (if you do not have MSDN CD) is source code to "Visual C++ Windows Shell Programming" by Dino Esposito at www.wrox.com. Look around website for book page and there reference to download source code. Search source code for "SetWindowsHook"
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gelbert,
thanks for your suggestions but I had a hard time finding the right sample at the location.

wyn,
you are the closest who can give me some kind of sample code, even though I had to clean out some syntax error before being able to compile it. You have an extra ');' the line after SetWindowsHookEx.
I wrote an application that call SetTheHook in that dll but it looks like nothing happens. Do I need another hook (like WH_GETMESSAGE) to make it work?

Volga


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wyn,

I have to accept your question, since I was able to compile the dll. But I'm still unable to write a program to translate the keyboard.
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