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Windows NT
Yes
Win95
Yes
Win32s
Yes
Import Library
user32.lib
Header File
winuser.h
Unicode
WinNT
Platform Notes
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CreateDialog

The CreateDialog macro creates a modeless dialog box from a dialog box template resource. The CreateDialog macro uses the CreateDialogParam function.

HWND CreateDialog(

HINSTANCE hInstance,
// handle to application instance
LPCTSTR lpTemplate,
// identifies dialog box template name
HWND hWndParent,
// handle to owner window
DLGPROC lpDialogFunc
// pointer to dialog box procedure
);

Parameters

hInstance

Identifies an instance of the module whose executable file contains the dialog box template.

lpTemplate

Identifies the dialog box template. This parameter is either the pointer to a null-terminated character string that specifies the name of the dialog box template or an integer value that specifies the resource identifier of the dialog box template. If the parameter specifies a resource identifier, its high-order word must be zero and its low-order word must contain the identifier. You can use the MAKEINTRESOURCE macro to create this value.

hWndParent

Identifies the window that owns the dialog box.

lpDialogFunc

Points to the dialog box procedure. For more information about the dialog box procedure, see DialogProc.

Return Values

If the function succeeds, the return value is the handle to the dialog box.

If the function fails, the return value is NULL.

Remarks

The CreateDialog function uses the CreateWindowEx function to create the dialog box. CreateDialog then sends a WM_INITDIALOG message (and a WM_SETFONT message if the template specifies the DS_SETFONT style) to the dialog box procedure. The function displays the dialog box if the template specifies the WS_VISIBLE style. Finally, CreateDialog returns the window handle to the dialog box.

After CreateDialog returns, the application displays the dialog box (if it is not already displayed) by using the ShowWindow function. The application destroys the dialog box by using the DestroyWindow function.

Windows 95: The system can support a maximum of 16,364 window handles.

See Also

CreateDialogIndirect
, CreateDialogIndirectParam, CreateDialogParam, CreateWindowEx, DestroyWindow, DialogBox, DialogProc, ShowWindow, WM_INITDIALOG, WM_SETFONT


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