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Hi,

I am looking for an API on WinXP to switch between installed IME's. The scenario is, to be able to plug in a langauge keyboard (say Spanish) and change the IME by clicking on a 'language name button' on the UI (say button named Spanish)

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by:mannujam
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You can use keybd_event for switching in between installed ime
Code:-
keybd_event(VK_MENU, MapVirtualKey(VK_MENU, 0), 0, 0);
keybd_event(VK_SHIFT, MapVirtualKey(VK_SHIFT, 0), 0, 0);
keybd_event(VK_SHIFT, MapVirtualKey(VK_SHIFT, 0), KEYEVENTF_KEYUP, 0);
keybd_event(VK_MENU, MapVirtualKey(VK_MENU, 0), KEYEVENTF_KEYUP, 0);      

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Thanks for the reply mannujam. I was trying to change the locale/ IME (which falls under the locale).
I found that there is an api named, 'SystemParametersInfo' which allows us to make settings on system level. In my case, I had to go to Control Panel > Regional Settings > and then switch between installed locales under Language tab. This could finally be achieved programatically as shown in the code:
// testing_SystemParametersInfo.cpp : Defines the entry point for the console application.
//
 
#include "stdafx.h"
#include "windows.h"
 
 
int _tmain(int argc, _TCHAR* argv[])
{
	HKL hLangId = 0;
	bool isFine;
	DWORD errorCode;
 
	errorCode = GetLastError();
 
	isFine = SystemParametersInfo(SPI_GETDEFAULTINPUTLANG, 0, &hLangId, 0);
 
	errorCode = GetLastError();
 
	HKL spanishLanguage = (HKL) (0x040a0c0a);
 
	isFine = SystemParametersInfo(SPI_SETDEFAULTINPUTLANG, 0, &spanishLanguage, 0);
 
	errorCode = GetLastError();
 
	return 0;
}

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by:mannujam
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OK,  that'a fine
I thought  for switching between installed IME's  (langauge keyboard / LAnguage bar) shown nin staus bar,
SPI_(GET/SET)DEFAULTINPUTLANG  works fine for sublocale or locale


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