ShowWindow (Windows CE 5.0)

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This function sets the specified window's show state.

BOOLShowWindow(   HWNDhWnd,   intnCmdShow );


  • hWnd
    [in] Handle to the window.
  • nCmdShow
    [in] Specifies how the window is to be shown. The first time ShowWindow is called, the value should be the value obtained by the WinMain function in its nCmdShow parameter. In subsequent calls, this parameter can be one of the following values.
    Value Description
    SW_HIDE Hides the window and activates another window.
    SW_SHOW Activates the window and displays it in its current size and position.
    SW_SHOWNA Displays the window in its current state. The active window remains active.
    SW_SHOWNORMAL Activates and displays a window. If the window is minimized or maximized, the system restores it to its original size and position. An application should specify this flag when displaying the window for the first time.

Return Values

Nonzero indicates that the window was previously visible. Zero indicates that the window was previously hidden.


The first time an application calls ShowWindow, it should use the WinMain function's nCmdShow parameter as its nCmdShow parameter. Subsequent calls to ShowWindow must use one of the values in the given list, instead of the one specified by the WinMain function's nCmdShow parameter.


OS Versions: Windows CE 1.0 and later.
Header: Winuser.h.

See Also

CreateProcess | CreateWindow | WinMain | Windows Functions

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