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WM_MOUSEMOVE Overview  Group

The WM_MOUSEMOVE message is posted to a window when the cursor moves. If the mouse is not captured, the message is posted to the window that contains the cursor. Otherwise, the message is posted to the window that has captured the mouse.


fwKeys = wParam;        // key flags 

xPos = LOWORD(lParam);  // horizontal position of cursor 

yPos = HIWORD(lParam);  // vertical position of cursor 



Value of wParam. Indicates whether various virtual keys are down. This parameter can be any combination of the following values:




Set if the CTRL key is down.


Set if the left mouse button is down.


Set if the middle mouse button is down.


Set if the right mouse button is down.


Set if the SHIFT key is down.

Value of the low-order word of lParam. Specifies the x-coordinate of the cursor. The coordinate is relative to the upper-left corner of the client area.
Value of the high-order word of lParam. Specifies the y-coordinate of the cursor. The coordinate is relative to the upper-left corner of the client area.


The MAKEPOINTS macro can be used to convert the lParam parameter to a POINTS structure.

See Also

GetCapture, MAKEPOINTS, POINTS, SetCapture

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