How can I get the scroll direction and sensitivity from WM_MOUSECROLL?

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I tried to build a scrollable container with Direct2D, I know how to do that. I need to handle mouse scroll, as far as I know, the easiest way is to handle the WM_MOUSESCROLL message.

Here is my try:

   UINT direction = HIWORD(wparam);  

I used a debugger to see if it works, but its not. the variable direction always have a value 224, which is weird, even If I scroll both up and down.

What I want to achieve is:

  1. Get the scroll direction, up or down
  2. Get the scroll sensitivity, how much pixels it will be each scroll
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