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_U_MENUorID Class

This class provides wrappers for CreateWindow and CreateWindowEx.

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This class and its members cannot be used in applications that execute in the Windows Runtime.

class _U_MENUorID

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_U_MENUorID::_U_MENUorID

The constructor.

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_U_MENUorID::m_hMenu

A handle to a menu.

This argument adapter class allows either IDs (UINTs) or menu handles (HMENUs) to be passed to a function without requiring an explicit cast on the part of the caller.

This class is designed for implementing wrappers to the Windows API, particularly the CreateWindow and CreateWindowEx functions, both of which accept an HMENU argument that may be a child window identifier (UINT) rather than a menu handle. For example, you can see this class in use as a parameter to CWindowImpl::Create.

The class defines two constructor overloads: one accepts a UINT argument and the other accepts an HMENU argument. The UINT argument is just cast to an HMENU in the constructor and the result stored in the class's single data member, m_hMenu. The argument to the HMENU constructor is stored directly without conversion.

Header: atlwin.h

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