GetWindowLongA function (winuser.h)
Retrieves information about the specified window. The function also retrieves the 32-bit (DWORD) value at the specified offset into the extra window memory.
LONG GetWindowLongA( [in] HWND hWnd, [in] int nIndex );
A handle to the window and, indirectly, the class to which the window belongs.
The zero-based offset to the value to be retrieved. Valid values are in the range zero through the number of bytes of extra window memory, minus four; for example, if you specified 12 or more bytes of extra memory, a value of 8 would be an index to the third 32-bit integer. To retrieve any other value, specify one of the following values.
||Retrieves the extended window styles.|
||Retrieves a handle to the application instance.|
||Retrieves a handle to the parent window, if any.|
||Retrieves the identifier of the window.|
||Retrieves the window styles.|
||Retrieves the user data associated with the window. This data is intended for use by the application that created the window. Its value is initially zero.|
||Retrieves the address of the window procedure, or a handle representing the address of the window procedure. You must use the CallWindowProc function to call the window procedure.|
The following values are also available when the hWnd parameter identifies a dialog box.
||Retrieves the address of the dialog box procedure, or a handle representing the address of the dialog box procedure. You must use the CallWindowProc function to call the dialog box procedure.|
||Retrieves the return value of a message processed in the dialog box procedure.|
||Retrieves extra information private to the application, such as handles or pointers.|
If the function succeeds, the return value is the requested value.
If the function fails, the return value is zero. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.
If SetWindowLong has not been called previously, GetWindowLong returns zero for values in the extra window or class memory.
For an example, see Creating, Enumerating, and Sizing Child Windows.
The winuser.h header defines GetWindowLong as an alias which automatically selects the ANSI or Unicode version of this function based on the definition of the UNICODE preprocessor constant. Mixing usage of the encoding-neutral alias with code that not encoding-neutral can lead to mismatches that result in compilation or runtime errors. For more information, see Conventions for Function Prototypes.
|Minimum supported client||Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]|
|Minimum supported server||Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]|
|Header||winuser.h (include Windows.h)|
|API set||ext-ms-win-ntuser-windowclass-l1-1-0 (introduced in Windows 8)|