ImmSetHotKey (Windows CE 5.0)

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This function is called by the IME control panel application to set the value of the input method editor (IME) hot key.



  • dwHotKeyID
    [in] Hot key identifier.

  • uModifiers
    [in] Pointer to the combination keys used with the hot key. Keys include MOD_ALT, MOD_CONTROL, MOD_SHIFT, MOD_LEFT, and MOD_RIGHT. The key up flag, MOD_ON_KEYUP, indicates the hot key is effective when the key is up. The modifier ignore flag, MOD_IGNORE_ALL_MODIFIER, indicates the combination of modifiers are ignored in hot key matching.

  • uVKey
    [in] Virtual key code of the hot key.

  • hKL
    [in] Handle to the keyboard layout of the IME. If this parameter is specified, the hot key can switch to the IME with this keyboard layout handle.

    Windows CE does not support true keyboard layouts. In this instance, however, Windows CE uses the keyboard handle to associate hot keys with a specific IME and locale.

Return Values

TRUE indicates success. FALSE indicates failure.


For a key that is not on each side of the keyboard, uModifiers should specify both sides, MOD_LEFT|MODE_RIGHT.

The following table shows the hot key identifiers that are supported by Windows CE.

Hot Key Identifier Description
IME_CHOTKEY_SHAPE_TOGGLE For simplified Chinese, toggles the shape conversion mode of IME.
IME_CHOTKEY_SYMBOL_TOGGLE For simplified Chinese, toggles the symbol conversion mode of IME. Symbol mode indicates that the user can input Chinese punctuation and symbols by mapping to the punctuation and symbols on the keyboard.
IME_JHOTKEY_CLOSE_OPEN For Japanese, alternately opens and closes the IME.
IME_KHOTKEY_ENGLISH Switches to from Korean to English.
IME_KHOTKEY_SHAPE_TOGGLE For Korean, toggles the shape conversion mode of IME.
IME_KHOTKEY_HANJACONVERT For Korean, switches to Hanja conversion.
IME_THOTKEY_SHAPE_TOGGLE For traditional Chinese, toggles the shape conversion mode of IME.
IME_THOTKEY_SYMBOL_TOGGLE For traditional Chinese, toggles the symbol conversion mode of IME.


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

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