I have a few questions, comments.
Comment #1: Programming Windows Sucks!(Sorry, had to say it)
Anyway, here is my current pradicament:
I decided that in order to have a program with many different screens, I should take this approach:
1) As usual, in WinMain, register and create a window called "hwnd".
2) In "hwnd"s window procedure, create as many "screens" as needed, deriving them from "hwnd" as the parent. Hide all of them except for the Starting Screen.
3) Derive button and other controls from these respective sub-parents.
3) In say, the Starting Screens window procedure, depending on the users whim, (for the sake of illustration, let's say they pushed a button labeled "Next Screen"), and then:
a) intercept the buttons message
b) send a SendMessage() to the interested window (a WM_CREATE? a WM_PAINT? not sure which is better.)
and hide the current window.
c) The message is intercepted in the chosen screens window procedure and a ShowWindow() is called
4) The process continues like this.
In theory it sounds o.k., but my attempt is not functioning this way!
It won't let me create the windows ahead of time and show them later.
Anyway, Just some theory will do just fine. thanks