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In any program where I have multiple full screen forms the Alt key  jumps me to the main form when I am on another form. The programs are Delphi programs but I guess that this is a windows feature.

Is there any way of turning this effect off so that clicking the Alt key does not show the main form?

thanks - Dan
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Question by:seabear
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by:ginsonic
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Maybe in OnKeyPress procedure check if ALT is pressed and if is then set key:=0 ?!
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Cynna earned 400 total points
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seabear,

You should supress ALT key down event for entire application.
It can be done via global message handler on application level.

This will solve your problem:

1. Create application event handler:
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procedure TForm1.AppMessage(var Msg: TMsg; var Handled: Boolean);
begin
  with Msg do
    if (message=WM_SYSKEYDOWN) and (wParam=VK_MENU) then Handled := True;
end;

(don't forget to declare it in private section of Form1)

2. Assign it to application object in main forms FormCreate event:
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procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
begin
  Application.OnMessage := AppMessage;
end;
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by:seabear
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Thanks Cynna - that does just what I want - Dan
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