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    Hello,
    I'm interested how to catch mouse events with c++. I tried to use SetWindowsHookEx, but I catch only the events when the cursor is in my app.
    My OS is Windows XP and I use Borland C++ Builder 6.0
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    Sounds like your code is creating a local hook instead of a remote one...Did you include your hook procedure in a DLL (Global hooks require the procedure to be in a DLL)? It's also very import to use shared memory sections correctly when working with global hooks...There's a lot of information out there on this sort of thing, you just have to google for it...
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    I search for this, but found VB code and components. You say that I must include my hook procedure in dll. And that procedure to catch and work with the hooks?
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    Have you tried a mouse trap?

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    Your DLL would contain some basic functions like

    InstallHook
    UninstallHook
    HookProc

    The first two are self explanitory, HookProc is the code you want to execute qhwn your hook is called...
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    What are you catching mouse events for?
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