DialogBoxParam (Compact 2013)


This function creates a modal dialog box from a dialog box template resource. Before displaying the dialog box, the function passes an application-defined value to the dialog box procedure as the lParam parameter of the WM_INITDIALOG message. An application can use this value to initialize dialog box controls.

int DialogBoxParam( 
  HINSTANCE hInstance, 
  LPCTSTR lpTemplateName, 
  HWND hWndParent, 
  DLGPROC lpDialogFunc, 
  PARAM dwInitParam


[in] Handle to the module whose executable file contains the dialog box template.


[in] Long pointer to the dialog box template. This parameter is either the pointer to a null-terminated character string that specifies the name of the dialog box template or an integer value that specifies the resource identifier of the dialog box template. If the parameter specifies a resource identifier, its high-order word must be zero and its low-order word must contain the identifier. You can use the MAKEINTRESOURCE macro to create this value.


[in] Handle to the window that owns the dialog box.


[in] Long pointer to the dialog box procedure. For more information about the dialog box procedure, see DialogProc.


[in] Specifies the value to pass to the dialog box in the lParam parameter of the WM_INITDIALOG message.

The value of the nResult parameter specified in the call to the EndDialog function indicates success. -1 indicates failure. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.

The DialogBoxParam function uses the CreateWindowEx function to create the dialog box. DialogBoxParam then sends a WM_INITDIALOG message to the dialog box procedure. The function displays the dialog box (regardless of whether the template specifies the WS_VISIBLE style), disables the owner window, and starts its own message loop to retrieve and dispatch messages for the dialog box.

When the dialog box procedure calls the EndDialog function, DialogBoxParam destroys the dialog box, ends the message loop, enables the owner window (if previously enabled), and returns the value of the nResult parameter specified by the dialog box procedure when it called EndDialog.

Windows Embedded Compact does not support all styles in the DLGTEMPLATE structure. This structure is in the template identified by the lpTemplate parameter.