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Keep track of key press event of active window

Posted on 2004-10-28
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Last Modified: 2013-11-20
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.
Question by:syswareinc
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Jaime Olivares earned 672 total points
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There is no specific MFC functions for windows hooking. Just have to use SetWindowsHookEx WinAPI's function.
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AndyAinscow earned 664 total points
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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
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we all suggested relative answers , points shud be split.

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