This function registers specific common controls classes from the common control dynamic-link library (DLL).

BOOL InitCommonControlsEx(


  • lpInitCtrls
    Long pointer to an INITCOMMONCONTROLSEX structure that contains information specifying which control classes are registered.

Return Values

TRUE indicates success. FALSE indicates failure.


The effect of each call to InitCommonControlsEx is cumulative. For example, if InitCommonControlsEx is called with the ICC_UPDOWN_CLASS flag, then is later called with the ICC_HOTKEY_CLASS flag, the result is that both the up-down and hot key common control classes are registered and available to the application.


Runs on Versions Defined in Include Link to
Windows CE OS 2.0 and later Commctrl.h   Commctrl.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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