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WindowFromPoint function

Retrieves a handle to the window that contains the specified point.

Syntax


HWND WINAPI WindowFromPoint(
  _In_  POINT Point
);

Parameters

Point [in]

Type: POINT

The point to be checked.

Return value

Type:

Type: HWND

The return value is a handle to the window that contains the point. If no window exists at the given point, the return value is NULL. If the point is over a static text control, the return value is a handle to the window under the static text control.

Remarks

The WindowFromPoint function does not retrieve a handle to a hidden or disabled window, even if the point is within the window. An application should use the ChildWindowFromPoint function for a nonrestrictive search.

Examples

For an example, see "Interface from Running Object Table" in About Text Object Model.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]

Header

Winuser.h (include Windows.h)

Library

User32.lib

DLL

User32.dll

See also

Reference
ChildWindowFromPoint
Conceptual
Windows
Other Resources
POINT
WindowFromDC

 

 

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