How to give a window a title.

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    How to give a window a title.

    I'm clueless when it comes to OWL (ObjectWindows Library), but I need to code for OWL pretty urgently. All I need to know, is how to give a window it's title (like what you would see in the blue bar at the top of your screen). I know you're not supposed to explect people to write your code for you, but I guess that's what's needed in this case - so if you do, just put a comment line in the code where I would put the code for the rest of my program.

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    Umm, you should be able to use:

    GetApplication()->GetMainWindow()->SetCaption("The new title");

    Just put this in any member fuction of some OWL object (probably code that is related to the button/whatever that you're using to trigger the title change.

    If you have the actual TWindow object of your main window, just do:

    theMainWindowObject->SetCaption("The caption");

    This is often used just after you create the main window object.

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    Post You can try this, too

    if you know the current caption, do this(The "Current Caption Here" is where you put YOUR window's current caption):

    HWND find;

    find = FindWindow(NULL, "Current Caption here");

    SetWindowText(find, "New Caption");

    As a matter o' fact, I made a program to do that for you. I will attach the program.
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    you realize that does nothing but add a string to a listbox, right?

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    Post ummmm...

    It shouldn't unless I accid. put in the wrong one..sorry, I'll try again:
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    Question Sean..

    Is that what you were looking for?
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    Wouldn't you set the Window title (at the title bar) in the CreateWindow function? Yes, it would be the second parameter, right?

    I'm new to Windows programming, so excuse me if I'm wrong. I'm learning with Charles Petzold. It's great!

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    Yes, but you often might want to change the title after creation (to reflect the file you have open, as one example).

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    Talking ............

    SendMessage(wnd,WM_SETTEXT,0,(LPARAM)"text");
    SetWindowText(wnd,"text");

    very simple !
    What would this world be without some1 to break into your comuter or crack your software !????

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    When you create your window, you should be able to name it like this (as Garfield mentioned).

    Code:
     // Creating the Window
     hwnd = CreateWindowEx(
            WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE, 
            g_szClassName,
            "The title of your window here",
            WS_OVERLAPPEDWINDOW,
            CW_USEDEFAULT, CW_USEDEFAULT, 240, 120,
            NULL, NULL, hInstance, NULL);
    >>Yes, but you often might want to change the title after creation (to reflect the file you have open, as one example).

    Good point.

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    Lightbulb Also, if you want to..

    If you want to change another window's title, and don't know its handle, you use:

    HWND find; //find can be anything for a handle

    find=FindWindow(NULL,"Title"); //Finds a window and sets a handle

    Then you do:

    SetWindowText(find,"NewTitle");

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