Sending info when clicking a mouse button to notepad

Andres's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2008
Go4Expert Member
Can someone please help me with this code... I am trying to send info to notepad when I click a mouse button.

LRESULT CALLBACK WndProc(HWND hwnd, UINT msg, WPARAM wParam, LPARAM lParam)
{
static HANDLE hFile = INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE;

switch(msg)
{
case WM_CREATE:
hFile = CreateFile(...);
return 0;

case WM_DESTROY:
CloseHandle(hFile);
PostQuitMessage(0);
return 0;

case WM_LBUTTONDOWN:
WriteFile(...);
return 0;

case WM_RBUTTONDOWN:
WriteFile(...);
return 0;

default:
return DefWindowProc(hwnd, msg, wParam, lParam);
}
}
oogabooga's Avatar
Ambitious contributor
Are you really trying to send the data to "notepad"?
Or are you trying to write the data to a text file that could subsequently be read in notepad?
shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
Go4Expert Founder
Moved to MFC/Win32 forum for better responses.
Andres's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2008
Go4Expert Member
Yes you are right, I am trying to write data to a text file that could subsequently be read in notepad.
oogabooga's Avatar
Ambitious contributor
Then you need to look up those functions on MSDN.
CreateFile
WriteFile
They're a little complicated, but just remember that you mostly want the defaults.