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TranslateMessage

The TranslateMessage function translates virtual-key messages into character messages. The character messages are posted to the calling threadís message queue, to be read the next time the thread calls the GetMessage or PeekMessage function.

VB4-32,5,6
Declare Function TranslateMessage Lib "user32" Alias "TranslateMessage" (lpMsg As MSG) As Long

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

Library
User32

Parameter Information
∑ lpMsg
Points to an MSG structure that contains message information retrieved from the calling threadís message queue by using the GetMessage or PeekMessage function.

Return Values
If the message is translated (that is, a character message is posted to the threadís message queue), the return value is nonzero.

If the message is not translated (that is, a character message is not posted to the threadís message queue), the return value is zero.

Windows NT: The TranslateMessage function returns a nonzero value for function and arrow keys as well as for character and digit keys.

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