Res files/interface/controls

This is a discussion on Res files/interface/controls within the Windows Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; Hello. I have a file .rc looking like this: ###################### (...) ID_WINDOW DIALOG 107, 23, 302, 161 STYLE WS_MINIMIZEBOX | ...

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    Res files/interface/controls

    Hello.
    I have a file .rc looking like this:

    ######################
    (...)
    ID_WINDOW DIALOG 107, 23, 302, 161
    STYLE WS_MINIMIZEBOX | WS_MAXIMIZEBOX | WS_POPUP | WS_VISIBLE | WS_CAPTION | WS_SYSMENU | WS_THICKFRAME
    CAPTION "WINDOW"
    FONT 8, "MS Sans Serif"
    MENU IDMAINMENU
    BEGIN
    LTEXT "search for:", 401, 6, 6, 44, 12
    EDITTEXT ID_INPUT_TEXT, 51, 6, 158, 12, ES_AUTOHSCROLL
    PUSHBUTTON "search", ID_BT_SEARCH, 217, 6, 78, 12
    (......)
    ##################

    this would be the main window...

    **how can I use that code from the rc on my file.c??**
    all I have seen is that I would have to do some CreateWindow()
    for the buttons, listbox.....
    but doing this way, that code above from the rc file is useless!


    Thanks,
    Jester
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    Oh, one more thing!
    The only thing I did with suscess was the Menu using MAKEINTRESOURCE()...
    but I don't know how to place the other elements (buttons, listbox...) from the .rc file in my .c file!
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    If you are creating your own window, rather than using the dialog resource, then you are going to have to use CreateWindow() to create all the controls that you want to put on that window.

    If you want to use the resources, then either DialogBox() (modal) or CreateDialog() (modeless) is what you need.

    good luck
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    Once you have created a dialog in the Resource editor you must #include both

    "resource.h" and "script.rc"

    Then use MAKEINTRESOURCE(ID_WINDOW) in the DialogBox() or CreateDialog() call.

    (I use MSVC 6)

    If you are creating one on the fly, need to register a Windows class with RegisterClass() and then call CreateWindow for it and all the controls.
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    finally it worked

    it worked!!! finally!!!
    I did only one CreateDialog and it worked the way I want....the app has just one window....

    Thanks for the help
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