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SendMessage

The SendMessage function sends the specified message to a window or windows. The function calls the window procedure for the specified window and does not return until the window procedure has processed the message. The PostMessage function, in contrast, posts a message to a threadís message queue and returns immediately.

VB4-32,5,6
Declare Function SendMessage Lib "user32" Alias "SendMessageA" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal wMsg As Long, ByVal wParam As Long, lParam As Any) As Long

Operating Systems Supported
Requires Windows NT 3.1 or later; Requires Windows 95 or later

Library
User32

Parameter Information
∑ hWnd
Identifies the window whose window procedure will receive the message. If this parameter is HWND_BROADCAST, the message is sent to all top-level windows in the system, including disabled or invisible unowned windows, overlapped windows, and pop-up windows; but the message is not sent to child windows.

∑ Msg
Specifies the message to be sent.

∑ wParam
Specifies additional message-specific information.

∑ lParam
Specifies additional message-specific information.

Return Values
The return value specifies the result of the message processing and depends on the message sent.

Examples

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