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Use the HINSTANCE handle returned by this function to access the application's resources directly, for example, in calls to the Windows function FindResource.

extern HINSTANCE AfxGetResourceHandle( );

An HINSTANCE handle where the default resources of the application are loaded.

//Load the menu specifying the module handle where resource is to be  
//found & resource ID
HMENU hMenu = ::LoadMenu(AfxGetResourceHandle(), MAKEINTRESOURCE(IDR_MAINFRAME));

Header: afxwin.h

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