How to place controls on a window

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    How to place controls on a window

    I am developing a notepad package using windows API.

    To acheive that I need to place windows common controls on a window but not on a dialog box

    Can any body suggest me a solution for placing windows common controls on a window

    bye
    vamshi

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    No problem. But I must warn you, you can't make the controls in your resource file. Just use the CreateWindow() function.

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    use the

    WS_CHILD style

    in the

    CreateWindowEx()

    cast the

    HMENU

    param to an int ID number

    (HMENU)IDC_MYCHILDCTRL,

    I like to define them

    #define IDC_MYCHILDCTRL 40001

    the

    hWndParent

    defines the callback (wndproc) to which the controls messages will be sent.

    Remember to

    InitCommonControlsEx()

    if using the more complex controls

    You will have to code for different window sizes / resizes ect
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    >>But I must warn you, you can't make the controls in your resource file<<

    You can if you use the CONTROL resource definition statement but you still need to use InitCommonControlsEx to load in comctl32.dll.

    Nice avatar, BTW, master5001.

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    Thanks Ken. As far as using CONTROL's I would say that it is no less work using CreateWindow() or CreateWindowEx(). But that is just a matter of preference I suppose

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    My preference would be for CreateWindowEx, too.

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