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How can I capture a 3 key press combination

Posted on 2004-08-01
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I need to be able to capture Ctl-Alt-F10 for an app that i am writing. now i can get Ctl-Alt, but not the F10 Here is my code:

Public Function LowLevelKeyboardProc(ByVal nCode As Long, ByVal wParam As Long, ByVal lParam As Long) As Long
    Dim fEatKeystroke As Boolean

    If (nCode = HC_ACTION) Then
        If wParam = WM_KEYDOWN Or wParam = WM_SYSKEYDOWN Or wParam = WM_KEYUP Or wParam = WM_SYSKEYUP Then
            CopyMemory p, ByVal lParam, Len(p)
           
            If (VK_F10) And ((GetKeyState(VK_CONTROL) And &H8000) <> 0) And ((p.flags And LLKHF_ALTDOWN) <> 0) Then
                    <Do Stuff>
                    fEatKeystroke = False
                End If
            Else
                fEatKeystroke = _
                ((p.vkCode = VK_TAB) And ((p.flags And LLKHF_ALTDOWN) <> 0)) Or _
                ((p.vkCode = VK_ESCAPE) And ((p.flags And LLKHF_ALTDOWN) <> 0)) Or _
                ((p.vkCode = VK_ESCAPE) And ((GetKeyState(VK_CONTROL) And &H8000) <> 0)) Or _
                (p.vkCode = VK_RWIN) Or _
                (p.vkCode = VK_LWIN) Or _
                (p.vkCode = LLKHF_ALTDOWN) Or _
                (p.vkCode = VK_ESCAPE) Or _
                (p.vkCode = VK_CONTROL And GetKeyState(VK_CONTROL))
            End If
        End If
    End If

   
    If fEatKeystroke Then
        LowLevelKeyboardProc = -1
    Else
        LowLevelKeyboardProc = CallNextHookEx(0, nCode, wParam, ByVal lParam)
    End If
End Function


The line "If (VK_F10) And ((GetKeyState(VK_CONTROL) And &H8000) <> 0) And ((p.flags And LLKHF_ALTDOWN) <> 0) Then" does not work properly all the time.

Can anyone help?
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Question by:Silvertree
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by:Jaime Olivares
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>           If (VK_F10) And ((GetKeyState(VK_CONTROL) And &H8000) <> 0) And ((p.flags And LLKHF_ALTDOWN) <> 0) Then

I think you have to start evaluating:

If (GetKeyState(VK_F10) .... ETCETERA
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zzzzzooc earned 250 total points
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Try the below. Of course, F10 has to be pressed last.


Public Function LowLevelKeyboardProc(ByVal nCode As Long, ByVal wParam As Long, ByVal lParam As Long) As Long
    Dim kbdllhs As KBDLLHOOKSTRUCT
    If nCode = HC_ACTION Then
        If wParam = WM_KEYDOWN Or wParam = WM_SYSKEYDOWN Then
            Call CopyMemory(kbdllhs, ByVal lParam, Len(kbdllhs))
            'If F10...
            If kbdllhs.vkCode = vbKeyF10 Then
                'If Control...
                If (GetAsyncKeyState(vbKeyControl) And &H8000) <> 0 Then
                    'If Alt...
                    If (GetAsyncKeyState(vbKeyMenu) And &H8000) <> 0 Then
                        MsgBox "Ctrl+Alt+F10"
                    End If
                End If
            End If
        End If
    End If
    LowLevelKeyboardProc = CallNextHookEx(m_hDllKbdHook, nCode, wParam, lParam)
End Function

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by:JR2003
ID: 11702571
This works:

Start a new project with a blank form and add a timer control to the form
Then paste the following code into the form:

Option Explicit
Private iShiftState As Integer
Private Declare Function GetAsyncKeyState Lib "user32" (ByVal iKey As Long) As Integer

Private Function IsKeyDown(Key As VBRUN.KeyCodeConstants) As Boolean
    If GetAsyncKeyState(Key) = -32767 Then
        IsKeyDown = True
    End If
End Function

Private Sub Form_KeyUp(KeyCode As Integer, Shift As Integer)
    iShiftState = Shift
End Sub

Private Sub Form_Load()
   KeyPreview = True
   Timer1.Interval = 100
End Sub

Private Sub Form_KeyDown(KeyCode As Integer, Shift As Integer)
    iShiftState = Shift
End Sub

Private Sub Timer1_Timer()
    If (iShiftState And vbCtrlMask) <> 0 Then
        If (iShiftState And vbAltMask) <> 0 Then
            If IsKeyDown(vbKeyF10) Then
                MsgBox "Ctrl+Alt+F10 Pressed"
            End If
       End If
    End If
End Sub
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by:BobLamberson
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If just want to add code to each form's KeyUp event,

If KeyCode = vbKeyF10 And Shift = 6 Then
   Me.Print "Ctl-Alt-F10 keys pressed"
End If

will get the proper response.



Bob
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