Waiting for input

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    Waiting for input

    How would I have a program wait for me to press "ctrl+shift+c" or something similar while in another program to execute?

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    "How would I have a program wait for me to press (x) while in another program to execute"...

    Possible interpretations:
    1) You want a program to execute when you press a button in another program
    2) You want your program to suspend itself until a keypress in another application
    3) Some other obscure interpretation

    You seriously have to word your question better. It's sort of unintelligible at the moment.
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    One other possible interpretation:

    He wants to make a hotkey to launch his program from anywhere within windows.

    > You seriously have to word your question better. It's sort of unintelligible at the moment.

    Agreed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Codulation
    He wants to make a hotkey to launch his program from anywhere within windows.
    That's what I want, sorry for not being more specific.
    Last edited by Jareds411; 09-16-2004 at 06:44 PM.

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    Well, I'm not totally sure where hotkey messages are captured from (does the hotkey have to be pressed in the window of the program?), but you could look into RegisterHotKey(). Write a program that calls that at startup, and handles the WM_HOTKEY message by launching your target application (look into CreateProcess(), or less preferably system()). You'll need to know a small amount of Windows API code to do so though.
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    >does the hotkey have to be pressed in the window of the program

    A hotkey is handled at the Windows level and has nothing to do with your program. It's only a way to tell Win. to launch your program.

    BTW, in Win XP in the properties of a shortcut, you can set a hotkey to launch it.
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