Sets the keyboard focus to the specified window. The window must be attached to the calling thread's message queue.
HWND SetFocus( HWND hWnd );
A handle to the window that will receive the keyboard input. If this parameter is NULL, keystrokes are ignored.
If the function succeeds, the return value is the handle to the window that previously had the keyboard focus. If the hWnd parameter is invalid or the window is not attached to the calling thread's message queue, the return value is NULL. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.
The SetFocus function sends a WM_KILLFOCUS message to the window that loses the keyboard focus and a WM_SETFOCUS message to the window that receives the keyboard focus. It also activates either the window that receives the focus or the parent of the window that receives the focus.
<i>lParam</i> parameter of the message will have bit 30 set. Otherwise, the messages produced do not have this bit set.
By using the AttachThreadInput function, a thread can attach its input processing to another thread. This allows a thread to call SetFocus to set the keyboard focus to a window attached to another thread's message queue.
For an example, see Initializing a Dialog Box.
|Minimum supported client||Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]|
|Minimum supported server||Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]|
|Header||winuser.h (include Windows.h)|