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Im trying to send a mouse click to a certain area in a directx game. Generating a mouse click in any other app (not DX) works fine with this code:

 Call PostMessage(CLng(param(1)), WM_LBUTTONDOWN, 1, CLng(param(2)) + CLng(param(3)) * &H10000)
            Call PostMessage(CLng(param(1)), WM_LBUTTONUP, 1, CLng(param(2)) + CLng(param(3)) * &H10000)

I even used Spy++ and the MouseClicks do not register. MouseMove and KeyPress all come through, but mouse clicks dont.

Any idea how i can generate a mouseclick on a DX app. thx
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Question by:GoldStone32767
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by:MaxPol
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The issue is how the mouse click event is handled by the DX application.
If it is via the DIRECTINPUT device, that the event will not be got and thus handled.

Bye,

Max
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by:fsaims
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Public objDX As New DirectX8
Public objDI As DirectInput8
Set objDIDev = objDI.CreateDevice("guid_SysMouse")
Call objDIDev.SetCommonDataFormat(DIFORMAT_MOUSE)
Call objDIDev.SetCooperativeLevel(frmCanvas.hwnd, _
        DISCL_FOREGROUND Or DISCL_EXCLUSIVE)
You need DIRECTINPUT Class Functions to handle mouse events in your game.
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