Convert message ID to a string

I've always wanted something to do this, but never got around to doing it. Well I found code deep in the mfc that does what i wanted, but i had to cut and paste it cause its not really reusable. Any this is how you use it:
CWindowsMessageToString msgConverter; 
LPSTR lpszMsg = msgConverter.GetStringFromMsg( WM_COMMAND ); 
MessageBox( lpszMessage ); 

This would pop up a messagebox that would say "WM_COMMAND".
I think this class will be useful when you have a function that is handling many messages like PreTranslateMsg. You can also pass 0 as the second parameter to GetStringFromMsg to prevent the function from returning strings for frequently send message.

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Date Posted: 08/27/98


  • Decoding window messages

    Posted by Legacy on 06/19/1999 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Jay Bazuzi

    If you want to decode a window message in the debugger, you can use the ",wm" format specifier in watch and quickwatch. Like this:


    and you'll get things like "WM_COMMAND".

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