Message Properties Dialog Box

Use this dialog box to find out more about a specific message. To display this dialog box, move the focus to a Messages View window. Select any message node in the tree, then choose Properties from the View menu.

The General tab is the only tab displayed. The following settings are available:

  • Window Handle
    The unique ID of this window. Window handle numbers are reused; they identify a window only for the lifetime of that window. Click this value to view the properties of this window.

  • Nesting Level
    Depth of nesting of this message, where 0 is no nesting.

  • Message
    Number, status, and name of the selected windows message.

  • lResult
    The value of the lResult parameter, if any.

  • wParam
    The value of the wParam parameter, if any.

  • lParam
    The value of the lParam parameter, if any. This value is decoded if it is a pointer to a string or structure.

  • Message Options Dialog Box
    Used to select which messages are listed in the active Messages view.

  • Message Search Dialog Box
    Used to find the node for a specific message in Messages view.

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    Explains how to open Messages view from the Find Window dialog box.

  • Searching for a Message in Messages View
    Explains how to find a specific message in Messages view.

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    Displays the message stream associated with a window, process, or thread.

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