Win32 API - unable to SetCapture properly

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    Win32 API - unable to SetCapture properly

    hi there

    i am a beginner programmer and
    reading Programming Windows 5th Edition.

    my question: is it possible to capture mouse movements
    outside client area without dragging the mouse...

    i am only handling WM_LBUTTONDOWN message
    so that one click SetCapture, the next click ReleaseCapture

    eg.) in my program, my goal is to Click"center of client area,
    then go outside my client area -- without Dragging the mouse--
    and still be able to capture my mouse movements.

    The book only presents a solution where
    the user has to "drag" the mouse so that the mouse movement
    is captured even oustide the client area.

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    Mouse Hook.

    There are way too much threads about the same thing.
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