ImmAssociateContextEx (Windows CE 5.0)

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This function changes the association between the input method context and the specified window or its children.

BOOL ImmAssociateContextEx( HWND hWnd,HINC hIMC,DWORD dwFlags);


  • hWnd
    [in] Handle to the window to be associated with the input context.
  • hIMC
    [in] Handle to the input method context.
  • dwFlags
    [in] Value that specifies the type of association between the window and the input method context. The following table shows the values this parameter can take.
    Value Description
    IACE_CHILDREN Associate the input method context to the child windows of hWnd only.
    IACE_DEFAULT Restore the window's default input method context.
    IACE_IGNORENOCONTEXT Do not associate the input method context with windows that are not associated with any input method context.

Return Values

TRUE indicates success. FALSE indicates failure.


If the application calls this function with IACE_CHILDREN, the system associates the specified input method context with child windows of hWnd. It associates the input method context only with child windows of the thread that created hWnd. Any child window that is created after this function has been called will not be affected. Instead, the default input method context will be associated with it.

If the application calls this function with IACE_DEFAULT, the system restores the window's default input method context. In this case, the hIMC parameter is ignored.


OS Versions: Windows CE .NET 4.0 and later.
Header: Imm.h.
Link Library: Coreimm.lib.

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