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My app is a win32 app written in C++. I have a SysListView32 in a window and I need to get notification when the user presses the F5 key. With Spy++ I can see that the ListView window is seeing the WM_KEYDOWN for VK_F5, but this information is not being sent back to the partent window handler (ie MY code). I've tried to look for it in a WM_NOTIFY message, but the ListView does not seem to send that to me for an F5 key press. Any ideas?
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Question by:dddogget
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by:jkr
ID: 18801954
Brute force: Hook into the SysListView32's message processing using a local "WH_KEYBOARD" or "WH_GETMESSAGE" hook, e.g.

HHOOK       g_hhk   =   NULL;
HWND        g_hwndNotify = NULL;

LRESULT CALLBACK HookProc   (   int     nCode,  // hook code
                                WPARAM  wParam, // removal flag
                                LPARAM  lParam  // address of structure with message
                            )
{
    PMSG    pmsg    =   ( PMSG) lParam;

    if  (   0   >   nCode   ||  PM_NOREMOVE ==  wParam)
        {
            return  (   CallNextHookEx  (   g_hhk,
                                            nCode,
                                            wParam,
                                            lParam
                                        )
                    );
        }

    if  (       WM_KEYDOWN  ==  pmsg->message
            ||  WM_KEYUP    ==  pmsg->message  
        )
        {

            g_iMap  =   g_map.find  (   pmsg->wParam);

            if  (   VK_F5 == pmsg->wParam) PostMessage ( g_hwndNotify, /* other parameters here */);
        }

    return  (   CallNextHookEx  (   g_hhk,
                                    nCode,
                                    wParam,
                                    lParam
                                )
            );
}

LONG InitHook   ( HWND hwndNotify)
{


    if  (   g_hhk)  return  (   ERROR_ALREADY_EXISTS);

    g_hwndNotify = hwndNotify;

    g_hhk   =   SetWindowsHookEx    (   WH_GETMESSAGE,
                                        ( HOOKPROC) HookProc,
                                        0,
                                        0
                                    );
    return 0;
}

For more on hooks, see http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms997537 ("Win32 Hooks")
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by:jkr
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Ooops, please ignore the line 'g_iMap  =   g_map.find  (   pmsg->wParam);'
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jkr earned 125 total points
ID: 18802170
Hn, actually, you should filter for the SysListView32's HWND. Then that should be

HOOK       g_hhk   =   NULL;
HWND        g_hwndNotify = NULL;
HWND        g_hwndToWatch = NULL;

LRESULT CALLBACK HookProc   (   int     nCode,  // hook code
                                WPARAM  wParam, // removal flag
                                LPARAM  lParam  // address of structure with message
                            )
{
    PMSG    pmsg    =   ( PMSG) lParam;

    if  (   0   >   nCode   ||  PM_NOREMOVE ==  wParam || pmsghWnd != g_hwndToWatch)
        {
            return  (   CallNextHookEx  (   g_hhk,
                                            nCode,
                                            wParam,
                                            lParam
                                        )
                    );
        }

    if  (       WM_KEYDOWN  ==  pmsg->message
            ||  WM_KEYUP    ==  pmsg->message  
        )
        {

            if  (   VK_F5 == pmsg->wParam) PostMessage ( g_hwndNotify, /* other parameters here */);
        }

    return  (   CallNextHookEx  (   g_hhk,
                                    nCode,
                                    wParam,
                                    lParam
                                )
            );
}

LONG InitHook   ( HWND hwndNotify, HWND hwndToWatch)
{


    if  (   g_hhk)  return  (   ERROR_ALREADY_EXISTS);

    g_hwndNotify = hwndNotify;
    g_hwndToWatch = hwndToWatch

    g_hhk   =   SetWindowsHookEx    (   WH_GETMESSAGE,
                                        ( HOOKPROC) HookProc,
                                        g_hThisDll,
                                        0
                                    );
    return 0;
}
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by:itsmeandnobodyelse
itsmeandnobodyelse earned 125 total points
ID: 18806083
>>>>> Brute force: Hook into the SysListView32's message

If using MFC it's much easier to overload your dialog or view class PreTranslateMessage member function. Here you'll get all keyboard message before they are dispatched to the controls.

If not using MFC you might change the message loop of your parent's window. Here you should have something like

    while (GetMessage(..))
    {
          TranslateMessage(...);
          DispatchMessage(...);
    }

There you may filter any keyboard message before it is transferred to the controls.

Regards, Alex
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by:dddogget
ID: 18845735
I appreciate both solutions. While both look like they should work, I implented teh one from "itsmeandnobodyelse" because of it's simplicity. Generally, 10 lines of code is better than 30.

Much thanks to both!
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