Using Windows Virtual Keys

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    Using Windows Virtual Keys

    Hey,

    I can't figure out how you would use the vk's to get a common short cut, like ctrl+v. The virtual key for control is just VK_CONTROL, but letters don't have vk's. Should I be doing this a different way?

    Thanks

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    It just so happens that the virtual key codes for 0 - 9 and A - Z correspond to their ASCII codes.

    0 --> '0' = 0x30
    1 --> '1' = 0x31
    ...
    A --> 'A' = 0x41
    B --> 'B' = 0x42
    ...

    If for example it's an edit control, it's window procedure will recieve messages like WM_PASTE, WM_CUT, WM_UNDO. There are also keyboard accelerators which are like 'shortcuts' http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms645526.aspx

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    Thanks, your very helpful you know that.

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