CreateDialogA macro

Creates a modeless dialog box from a dialog box template resource. The CreateDialog macro uses the CreateDialogParam function.

Syntax

void CreateDialogA(
   hInstance,
   lpName,
   hWndParent,
   lpDialogFunc
);

Parameters

hInstance

Type: HINSTANCE

A handle to the module which contains the dialog box template. If this parameter is NULL, then the current executable is used.

lpName

Type: LPCTSTR

The dialog box template. This parameter is either the pointer to a null-terminated character string that specifies the name of the dialog box template or an integer value that specifies the resource identifier of the dialog box template. If the parameter specifies a resource identifier, its high-order word must be zero and its low-order word must contain the identifier. You can use the MAKEINTRESOURCE macro to create this value.

hWndParent

Type: HWND

A handle to the window that owns the dialog box.

lpDialogFunc

Type: DLGPROC

A pointer to the dialog box procedure. For more information about the dialog box procedure, see DialogProc.

Return Value

None

Remarks

The CreateDialog function uses the CreateWindowEx function to create the dialog box. CreateDialog then sends a WM_INITDIALOG message (and a WM_SETFONT message if the template specifies the DS_SETFONT or DS_SHELLFONT style) to the dialog box procedure. The function displays the dialog box if the template specifies the WS_VISIBLE style. Finally, CreateDialog returns the window handle to the dialog box.

After CreateDialog returns, the application displays the dialog box (if it is not already displayed) by using the ShowWindow function. The application destroys the dialog box by using the DestroyWindow function. To support keyboard navigation and other dialog box functionality, the message loop for the dialog box must call the IsDialogMessage function.

Examples

For an example, see Creating a Modeless Dialog Box.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header winuser.h (include Windows.h)
Library User32.lib
DLL User32.dll

See Also

Conceptual

CreateDialogIndirect

CreateDialogIndirectParam

CreateDialogParam

CreateWindowEx

DestroyWindow

Dialog Boxes

DialogBox

DialogProc

IsDialogMessage

Reference

ShowWindow

WM_INITDIALOG

WM_SETFONT