This function retrieves the handle to the specified child window's parent window.

HWND GetParent( 
HWND hWnd ); 


  • hWnd
    Handle to the window whose parent window handle is to be retrieved.

Return Values

A handle to the parent window indicates success. NULL indicates that the window has no parent window. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.

Windows CE Remarks

Windows CE version 1.0 does not support owned windows, except for dialog boxes.


Runs on Versions Defined in Include Link to
Windows CE OS 1.0 and later Winuser.h    

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.

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 Last updated on Tuesday, July 13, 2004

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