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WM_KEYDOWN and Dialogs

I created a dialog box with DialogBoxParam

Inside the dialog callback I tried to catch

keystrokes with the WM_KEYDOWN message :

BOOL CALLBACK MainDialogProc(HWND hwndDlg, UINT uMsg, WPARAM wParam, LPARAM lParam) {

switch (uMsg) {

case WM_INITDIALOG : return TRUE; break;


MessageBox(hwndDlg,"You pressed a key","Argh",MB_OK);

return FALSE;



return FALSE;


Somehow this doesn't work.

Is my code incorrect ?

Or is it impossible anyway ?


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