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TranslateMessage (user32)

C# Signature:

static extern bool TranslateMessage([In] ref MSG lpMsg);

VB.NET Signature:

<DllImport("user32.dll")> _
Public Shared Function TranslateMessage( _
     ByRef lpMsg As MSG) As <MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.Bool)> Boolean
End Function

VB Signature

Public Declare Function TranslateMessage Lib "user32" _
         (byref lpMsg As MSG) As Long

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Sample Code:

     public struct MSG
     public IntPtr hwnd;
     public uint message;
     public IntPtr wParam;
     public IntPtr lParam;
     public uint time;
     public POINT pt;

     public struct POINT
     public int X;
     public int Y;

     public POINT(int x, int y)
         this.X = x;
         this.Y = y;

     public static implicit operator System.Drawing.Point(POINT p)
         return new System.Drawing.Point(p.X, p.Y);

     public static implicit operator POINT(System.Drawing.Point p)
         return new POINT(p.X, p.Y);

void ProcessThisThreadMessagesUntilFOO()


        MSG myMsg = new MSG();
        while (WindowsAPIs.GetMessage(out msg, IntPtr.Zero, 0, 0) && ! FOO_EXPRESSION )
        if(msg.message != FILTERED_MESSAGE)
            WindowsAPIs.TranslateMessage(ref msg);
            WindowsAPIs.DispatchMessage(ref msg);


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