This function shows or hides the currently active input panel window. An application must call this function to display the input panel and its current input method.

BOOL SipShowIM( 
DWORD dwFlag);


  • dwFlag
    [in] Specifies whether to show or hide the current input panel window. It is one of the following flags:
    Value Description
    SIPF_ON Shows the input panel window.
    SIPF_OFF Hides the input panel window.

Return Values

TRUE indicates success. When this function fails, it returns an HRESULT error code.


When this function is called, the input panel notifies the input method (IM) of the appropriate action to take, which is whether to adopt a hidden or visible state.

On devices that have a limited display area, an application can call SipShowIM to hide the input panel and increase the display area for output.


Runs On Versions Defined in Include Link to
Windows CE OS 2.10 and later Sipapi.h   Coresip.lib

Note   This API is part of the complete Windows CE OS package as provided by Microsoft. The functionality of a particular platform is determined by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and some devices may not support this API.

 Last updated on Tuesday, July 13, 2004

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