Windows application without main window

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    Windows application without main window

    I am asking how to make a window application without main window (based only on dialogs)...?
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    Be more specific on what you want. Do you want to make a dialog box from a resource file, or what? What is your program trying to do? Tell me more and I may be able to help you.

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    OK.

    I don't want to have the main window, because it's too complicated to create all windows (buttons, listbox, etc.) and I want to use a dialog for main window (created in resource file and using own WindowProcedure).

    My program will be for entering some data in MySQL database.
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    Code:
    #include <windows.h>
    
    HWND g_hwnd;
    
    BOOL CALLBACK DlgProc(HWND hwndDlg, UINT uMsg, WPARAM wParam, LPARAM lParam);
    
    /**
     * Main entry point
     */
    int APIENTRY WinMain(HINSTANCE hInstance,
                         HINSTANCE hPrevInstance,
                         LPSTR     lpCmdLine,
                         int       nCmdShow)
    {
     	DialogBoxParam(NULL, MAKEINTRESOURCE(IDD_DIALOG_MAIN), NULL, DlgProc, 0);
    	return 0;
    }
    
    /**
     * Dialog procedure for the main dialog box.
     */
    BOOL CALLBACK DlgProc(HWND hwndDlg, UINT uMsg, WPARAM wParam, LPARAM lParam)
    {
    	switch (uMsg)
    	{
    		case WM_INITDIALOG:
    			g_hwnd = hwndDlg;
    			return TRUE;
    
    		case WM_CLOSE:
    			EndDialog(g_hwnd,0);
    			return true;
    	}
    
    	return FALSE;
    }

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    and then I don't need WindowProcedure (LRESULT CALLBACK) function?
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    You still need a window procedure. In my example, the window procedure is the DlgProc function.

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    Yeah - i was using Dialog functions before, but I didn't remember!

    Thanks for all help!
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