Dialog box, I created it... but I can't see it.

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    Question Dialog box, I created it... but I can't see it.

    The dialog box never shows up!!?! Oh by the way I'm using this tutorial:

    http://sunlightd.virtualave.net/Wind...alogBoxes.html

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    Downloaded the code..opened it in VC++ (as that's what Sunlight used for coding it).....works AOK for me...

    Might I guess that you are not using VC++???

    If you are porting it to another compiler like CodeWarrior, Devc++ or Borland, be careful that the

    MAKEINTRESOURCE(IDD_DIALOG1)

    in the call to DialogBoxParam actually refers to the dialog box in your project...some resource editord store the identifier of a resource as a string.....but MSVC prefers them as an int......

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    Originally posted by Fordy
    some resource editord store the identifier of a resource as a string.....but MSVC prefers them as an int......
    Borland does too.
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    nope...

    i'm using borland and i did what you said and it still doesn't come up...

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    Re: nope...

    Originally posted by drdroid
    i'm using borland and i did what you said and it still doesn't come up...
    Ok.....make the following change to your _tmain func...

    Code:
    int _tmain(void)
    {
    	TCHAR buff[50];
    	int x = DialogBoxParam(GetModuleHandle(NULL), MAKEINTRESOURCE(IDD_DIALOG1), 
    		NULL, (DLGPROC)MainDialogProc, 0);
    	if(x== -1){
    		wsprintf(buff,"Error - %d",GetLastError());
    		MessageBox(NULL,buff,NULL,MB_OK);
    	}
    	
    
    	return 0;
    }
    If you dont have a dialog, you shoud get a messagbox.....tell me what that messagebox says...

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    Sorry...had to edit tha above code after posting...make sure it says IDD_DIALOG1...not 20

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    ...

    doesn't work

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    the window doesn't come up at all... for thoughs new to this thread.

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