I am writing a WIN32 Application that has 3 edit boxes with 3 static text controls. I want the user to be able to enter the keystroke "ALT-1" and be placed in edit in the first box, etc. I am creating all my windows in the WinMain function. Everything works ok when the window is displayed initially, but if I "ALT-TAB" to a different window or minimize the window then the "ALT-1" key sequence stops working. The same problem exists for the Menu shortcuts ("ALT+F" for example)
I looked at handling the WM_CREATE message but I am not sure that will really resolve my problem because it looks like WM_CREATE is handled even before WinMain is executed? I am pretty sure my problem is because I am creating all my windows in WinMain but I am unclear/uncertain what action I should take. I also don't know exactly what I should look for/search on at the MSDN website. I know there is something I am doing wrong I just don't know what it is....
Thanks! So if I don't want ALT+1 to be used/see by my app when it does not have the focus what do I need to do? Should I be using an Accelerator Table? I thought accelerator tables were only for shorcut keys (keys that would correspond to a menu option (CTRL+O for Open) can they also be used for things other than menu options? I am confused by the terms shortcut keys, accelerators and Mnenmonics. Are they the same thing or are there differences?
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I am confused by the terms shortcut keys, accelerators and Mnenmonics. Are they the same thing or are there differences?
An accelerator is a keystroke or combination of keystrokes that generates a WM_COMMAND or WM_SYSCOMMAND message. Although accelerators typically generate commands that exist as menu items, they can also generate commands that have no equivalent menu items.
A mnemonic is a selected letter or digit in the label of a button or in the text of a static control. The system moves the input focus to the control associated with the mnemonic whenever the user either presses the key that corresponds to the mnemonic or presses this key and the ALT key in combination. Mnemonics provide a quick way for the user to move to a specified control by using the keyboard.
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