Thread: User Input - Keyboard

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    User Input - Keyboard

    How can i know the user input trough the keyboard when my program isnīt in the focus?
    e.g.: Iīm at my desktop and when I press alt+x my program comes to the screen, something like that, or just handle the input trough WM_CHAR.

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    Sounds like you want a hot key. Look up the RegisterHotKey function.

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    I was just using RegisterHotKey for my app, but had no idea it registered the hotkey system-wide! How do you register a hotkey exclusively for use only when your window has keyboard focus?
    (I was thinking of handling WM_CHAR, but I don't know if/how a WM_CHAR message will notify you of any modifier keys being pressed like the WM_HOTKEY message does...)

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