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Using a Common Control as a Child Window

Any of the Windows common controls can be used as a child window of any other window. The following procedure describes how to create a common control dynamically and then work with it.

To use a common control as a child window

  1. Define the control in the related class or handler.

  2. Use the control's override of the CWnd::Create method to create the Windows control.

  3. After the control has been created (as early as the OnCreate handler if you subclass the control), you can manipulate the control using its member functions. See the descriptions of individual controls at Controls for details on methods.

  4. When you are finished with the control, use CWnd::DestroyWindow to destroy the control.

See also

Making and Using Controls