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LinkWindow_RegisterClass function

[This function is available through Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Windows Server 2003. It might be altered or unavailable in subsequent versions of Windows. Use InitCommonControlsEx instead.]

Registers a window class that allows for the SysLink common control to be used in a window.


BOOL LinkWindow_RegisterClass(void);


This function has no parameters.

Return value

Type: BOOL

Returns TRUE if registration was successful; FALSE otherwise.


This function does not have an associated header or library file so it must be called by ordinal value. Call LoadLibrary with the DLL name Shell32.dll to obtain a module handle. Then call GetProcAddress with that module handle and the ordinal number 258 to use this function.

Use LinkWindow_UnregisterClass to unregister the class after use.


Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]


Shell32.dll (version 5.0 or later)

See also

Overview of SysLink Controls



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