Windows Message Delivery

PostMessage API Function Places a message in the application’s message queue. The message will be handled only when the application has a chance to access its message queue (that is, when it receives control from the system), and only after earlier messages have been processed. This is an asynchronous call, because you do not know when the message will be received.

SendMessage API function Executes message-handler code immediately. SendMessage bypasses the application’s message queue and sends the message directly to a target window or control. This is a synchronous call. This function even has a return value, which is passed back by the message-handling code. Calling SendMessage is no different than directly calling another method or function of the program.

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