Maximizing the window

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    Maximizing the window

    Okay, last stupid question - I hope!

    How do I make it so upon creation my window is maximized already? I looked in winuser.h and found the style WS_MAXIMIZE but it didn't seem to do anything. Does one have to call a function to get the screen size and then use these values as the 6th and 7th parameters in CreateWindow()?

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    Try ShowWindow(hWnd, SW_MAXIMIZE)
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    Thanks, that worked!

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    Are you creating application in VC++ using MFC app wizard ?
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    Dunno, if he was he probably wouldnt be looking in winuser.h for the styles, he'd just be clicking the checkbox in the resource editor.

    *Also, just thought of something. I think WS_MAXIMIZE just enables the maximize box on the system menu, so it isn't grayed out.
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