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Catching mouse events from a dialog box child control

Posted on 2004-08-03
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I would like to be able to catch a left mouse down ( or similar) events from a child control using a handler in the parent dialog box WITHOUT SUBCLASSING child control. For example, if I have a CMyDialog (derived from CDialog) dialog box with CEdit control on it and the user clicks on the edit control, CMyDialog would receive a notification about this event. The possibility to identify which control sent notification is very important.
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Override the PreTranslateMessage function and check for the mouse event there.
eg.

BOOL CMyDlg::PreTranslateMessage(MSG* pMsg)
{
if(pMsg->message == WM_LBUTTONDOWN)
{
//put your stuff here
long nID = ::GetDlgCtrlID(pMsg->hwnd);//this gives you the ID of the control - eg. IDC_EDIT1
}
}
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