Sent when a menu is active and the user presses a key that does not correspond to any mnemonic or accelerator key. This message is sent to the window that owns the menu.
#define WM_MENUCHAR 0x0120
The low-order word specifies the character code that corresponds to the key the user pressed.
The high-order word specifies the active menu type. This parameter can be one of the following values.
A drop-down menu, submenu, or shortcut menu.
The window menu.
A handle to the active menu.
An application that processes this message should return one of the following values in the high-order word of the return value.
||Informs the system that it should close the active menu.
||Informs the system that it should choose the item specified in the low-order word of the return value. The owner window receives a WM_COMMAND message.
||Informs the system that it should discard the character the user pressed and create a short beep on the system speaker.
||Informs the system that it should select the item specified in the low-order word of the return value.
The low-order word is ignored if the high-order word contains 0 or 1.
An application should process this message when an accelerator is used to select a menu item that displays a bitmap.
|Minimum supported client
||Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
|Minimum supported server
||Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]