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    Is there any way at all in which i can have a program find a right click even if any other program is open and active without using a dll file?
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    do you know the name of the window (title)?

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    Re: hooks

    Originally posted by canine
    Is there any way at all in which i can have a program find a right click even if any other program is open and active without using a dll file?
    No..... because to do this you need a global-systemwide hook......with this, an item of code (that you design) is run by a thread before the message is dispached to a WndProc...

    Therefore to offer this code to the OS to allow it to be used, it must be housed in a seperate module.....which is best done with a dll

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    ok but is there much more complications with handling that dll
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    Originally posted by canine
    ok but is there much more complications with handling that dll
    Yes & no ......depends on what you want to do.....


    Sorry to be vague, but its not very easy to answer

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    I basicly just want some code to be executed when a right click is pressed anywhere
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    Well what's the issue with having a DLL?

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    Originally posted by -KEN-
    Well what's the issue with having a DLL?
    From MSDN under SetWindowsHookEx()

    The system hooks are a shared resource, and installing one affects all applications. All system hook functions must be in libraries.
    Originally posted by canine
    I basicly just want some code to be executed when a right click is pressed anywhere
    Look on my site....under "remote keyboard hook" there's a little prog I wrote to read all keystrokes and relay them to a server.....

    Your code would be simpler....

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    uh fordy this may sound stupid but i have never used a dll your example int the source of the dll and some time made it seem not so hard
    but when i try to compile my dll it says declaration santax error at DLLExport int Set Globals and then for some reason displays the code #define DLLExport extern "C" __declspec(dllexport) this was written at the top i know.
    I have absolutely no idea what any of it means so if u have any ideas they wouyld be appreciated

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    uh scratch that last post i cant get any of it to work. i know a full example is asking a lot but i have no other ideas.

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