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Retrieves the ancestor window object of the specified window.

CWnd* GetAncestor( 
   UINT gaFlags 
) const;


Specifies the ancestor to be retrieved. For a complete list of possible values, see GetAncestor.

If the function succeeds, the return value is a pointer to the ancestor window object. If the function fails, the return value is NULL.

This member function emulates the functionality of the function GetAncestor, as described in the Windows SDK.

Header: afxwin.h

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