Window Class Macros

 

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These macros define window class utilities.

DECLARE_WND_CLASSAllows you to specify the name of a new window class.
DECLARE_WND_SUPERCLASSAllows you to specify the name of an existing window class on which a new window class will be based.
DECLARE_WND_CLASS_EXAllows you to specify the parameters of a class.

Allows you to specify the name of a new window class. Place this macro in an ATL ActiveX control's control class.

DECLARE_WND_CLASS(Â
    WndClassName Â)

Parameters

WndClassName
[in] The name of the new window class. If NULL, ATL will generate a window class name.

Remarks

This macro allows you to specify the name of a new window class whose information will be managed by CWndClassInfo. DECLARE_WND_CLASS defines the new window class by implementing the following static function:

static CWndClassInfo& GetWndClassInfo();

DECLARE_WND_CLASS specifies the following styles for the new window:

  • CS_HREDRAW

  • CS_VREDRAW

  • CS_DBLCLKS

DECLARE_WND_CLASS also specifies the default window's background color. Use the DECLARE_WND_CLASS_EX macro to provide your own styles and background color.

CWindowImpl uses the DECLARE_WND_CLASS macro to create a window based on a new window class. To override this behavior, use the DECLARE_WND_SUPERCLASS macro, or provide your own implementation of the GetWndClassInfo function.

For more information about using windows in ATL, see the article ATL Window Classes.

Allows you to specify the parameters of a class. Place this macro in an ATL ActiveX control's control class.

DECLARE_WND_SUPERCLASS(Â
    WndClassName, Â
    OrigWndClassName Â)

Parameters

WndClassName
[in] The name of the window class that will superclass OrigWndClassName. If NULL, ATL will generate a window class name.

OrigWndClassName
[in] The name of an existing window class.

Remarks

This macro allows you to specify the name of a window class that will superclass an existing window class. CWndClassInfo manages the information of the superclass.

DECLARE_WND_SUPERCLASS implements the following static function:

static CWndClassInfo& GetWndClassInfo();

By default, CWindowImpl uses the DECLARE_WND_CLASS macro to create a window based on a new window class. By specifying the DECLARE_WND_SUPERCLASS macro in a CWindowImpl-derived class, the window class will be based on an existing class but will use your window procedure. This technique is called superclassing.

Besides using the DECLARE_WND_CLASS and DECLARE_WND_SUPERCLASS macros, you can override the GetWndClassInfo function with your own implementation.

For more information about using windows in ATL, see the article ATL Window Classes.

Allows you to specify the name of an existing window class on which a new window class will be based. Place this macro in an ATL ActiveX control's control class.

DECLARE_WND_CLASS_EX(Â
    WndClassName, Â
    style, Â
    bkgnd Â)

Parameters

WndClassName
[in] The name of the new window class. If NULL, ATL will generate a window class name.

style
[in] The style of the window.

bkgnd
[in] The background color of the window.

Remarks

This macro allows you to specify the class parameters of a new window class, whose information will be managed by CWndClassInfo. DECLARE_WND_CLASS_EX defines the new window class by implementing the following static function:

static CWndClassInfo& GetWndClassInfo();

If you want to use the default styles and background color, use the DECLARE_WND_CLASS macro. For more information about using windows in ATL, see the article ATL Window Classes.

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