Win32 way of Getting Dialog Control Type?

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    Win32 way of Getting Dialog Control Type?

    I made a dialog and I handle the way it works (non MFC) and I was wondering if there is a way to get the type of control based on the handle I receive:

    Code:
    HWND hwndEditBoxName = GetDlgItem (m_hWnd, IDC_EDIT_NAME);
    Is this possible without MFC and without manually parsing my resource script?


    EDIT: More specifically, I do the following:
    Code:
    	HWND hwnd = GetTopWindow(m_hWnd);
    	UINT id;
    
    	// Loop through all the controls on the Window and save it's functions
    	while (hwnd)
    	{
    		// Grab the next "Window" control
    		hwnd = GetNextWindow(hwnd, GW_HWNDNEXT);
    
    		// ** HOW DO I GET THE CONTROL TYPE?? **
    		// I want to do:
    		// CButton btn;
    		// if (GetDlgItemType() == PUSHBUTTON) btn = hwnd; ????
    	}
    Last edited by Mastadex; 03-13-2009 at 09:05 AM.
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    I haven't tryed it, but take a look at 'GetClassName' function. Just provide it a window handle and a buffer for the result:

    Code:
    char bff[512];
    GetClassName(hwnd,bff,sizeof(bff)-1);
    'hwnd' will be the window handle obtained on the GetNextWindow; as I understand it should return a text definition of the window's class name (BUTTON,EDIT,etc).

    If you want to take the specific styles declared for that window, just use 'GetWidowLong' using 'GWL_STYLE' as style values to get, or 'GWL_EXSTYLE' for the WS_EX_ styles.

    Hope that helps
    Niara

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    That worked. Thanks!
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