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Keep track of key press event of active window

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I have two separate application. One application is active and another is running in background. Now I want to keep track of key press event of active application through application running in background. How can I do this in MFC.
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Question by:syswareinc
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    There is no specific MFC functions for windows hooking. Just have to use SetWindowsHookEx WinAPI's function.
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/winui/winui/windowsuserinterface/windowing/hooks/hookreference/hookfunctions/setwindowshookex.asp
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    by:AndyAinscow
    You could just pass a duplictae of the keypress to the background app from your main app (use RegisterWindowsMessage to generate a unique message)
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    by:Amritpal Singh
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    by:Amritpal Singh
    we all suggested relative answers , points shud be split.
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