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  1. #1
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    Dec 2003
    Munich / Germany

    HandleKeyEventL seems to be not called

    Hi all,

    I'm trying to write my first mini-application and I wanted
    to re-act to some key-presses (the "joystick"-keys of the 3650)

    I created a new app with the VC6 AppWizard and it provided me
    with a - initially empty - HandleKeyEventL method.

    If modified that - very simply just ot find out whether I'm poking around at the right place and how it reacts.

    The problem is:
    No matter what key I press, it just simply seems to be never called.

    Here's the code:

    TKeyResponse CMyExampleAppUi::HandleKeyEventL(
    const TKeyEvent& aKeyEvent,TEventCode aType)
    CAknInformationNote* note = new (ELeave) CAknInformationNote;
    _LIT(amsg,"Hey, you pressed some key");
    return EKeyNotConsumed;

    As much as I learned from other postings, this would give me three notes for any key (key press, key release and something), but it gives me ntohin'.

    Does anyone know, what I did wrong ?

    Last edited by perlfan; 2004-01-30 at 15:58.

  2. #2
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    Munich / Germany

    Has been answered elsewhere

    Since I was not able to delete my own posting I have to talk to myself.

    The problem is discussed in quite deep detail in the post


    In short, the problem was that the default implementation off OfferKeyEventL in CEikDialog "eats" the key.

    I had to override OfferKeyEventL in the dialog to return
    KeyWasNotConsumed to get the keypresses through to my

    Well, since an AppWizard should make life easier, OfferKeyEventL should have been in AW-created dialog, I think.

    Anyway, this way I learnt a bit about how this events are processed.

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