Window, Dialog, and Control Classes
Important This document may not represent best practices for current development, links to downloads and other resources may no longer be valid. Current recommended version can be found here. ArchiveDisclaimer

Window, Dialog, and Control Classes

Class CWnd and its derived classes encapsulate an HWND, a handle to a Windows window. CWnd can be used by itself or as a base for deriving new classes. The derived classes supplied by the class library represent various kinds of windows.


The base class for all windows. You can use one of the classes derived from CWnd or derive your own classes directly from it.

© 2015 Microsoft