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Posted By: Wims

WM_CHAR - 29/02/20 04:03 AM

mIRC merges the windows' messages WM_KEYDOWN and WM_SYSKEYDOWN together to trigger the on keydown event.

However there is a lack of support for building your own editbox in picture windows, mainly (if not only).

For example with a french keyboard conf, the key '^' is a dead key. Pressing it once does nothing, it's used in combination with a letter, to accentuate it.

After this bug get fixed, $keyval should report 221 (VK_OEM_6) for the first keypress (with no $keychar), and then the value of the new key pressed (94 if you press ^ twice).

One cannot check for that case as anyone can create any keyboard with any layout+driver and get this same situation for a different purpose, google suggest that it's not possible to handle, that one has to use WM_CHAR.

While I would prefer to keep one event, it's not possible to change on keydown now.

I would like to see mIRC trigger a new on keychar event to cater for this, which would trigger for WM_CHAR message, to get only the character resulting from key presses.
Posted By: Wims

Re: WM_CHAR - 14/04/20 05:34 PM

Thanks you very much for this.
Posted By: eahm

Re: WM_CHAR - 14/04/20 07:38 PM

You're replying to yourself son? grin
Posted By: Wims

Re: WM_CHAR - 14/04/20 08:09 PM

I would have replied to you if you had such a great idea cool cool
Posted By: KindOne

Re: WM_CHAR - 14/04/20 08:47 PM

Replying about this, in the latest beta:

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16.Added on CHAR event that returns translated keyboard presses. Uses
the same format as on KEYDOWN/KEYUP.
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