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Topic: Re: Intercepting Mouse Click Events In Forms
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 57522
From: LeonardR
Date: 5/29/2002 05:26 PM

At 8:46 PM +1100 10/29/01, p-pdf-developer Listmanager wrote:
>I am using the Acrobat 5.0 SDK and wish to develop a stand alone
>application which displays and allows editing of pre-existing PDF
>Form files.

Good luck!!


>One feature which I would like to implement in my application is the
>ability to detect when a user has double clicked on a form field,
>and to proliferate back to the hosting application which field has
>been double clicked.
>
>I have thought about writing Javascript behind each form field which
>gets triggered off whenever a mouse down event is fired, and
>relaying the mouse down events back to the host container (i.e. my
>application) in the form of a Windows message. Is the possible?

Nope. JavaScript has no access to system level stuff (like
Windows messaging).


>Are there any other methods anyone could suggest for achieving this
>e.g. Plug-Ins and private message windows?

You'd have to use a plugin...


>I use OpenInWindowEx() to open up the Acrobat window in my program
>which is an SDI application written in VC6.
>
I believe that that particular API calls is ONLY available in
the FULL Acrobat package (ie. NOT Reader), so keep that in mind as
you are coding...


Leonard
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