PropSheet_GetResult macro

Used by modeless property sheets to retrieve the information returned to modal property sheets by PropertySheet. You can use this macro or sent the PSM_GETRESULT message explicitly.


int PropSheet_GetResult(
   HWND hPropSheetDlg



Type: HWND

Handle to the property sheet's dialog box.

Return value

Returns a positive value if successful, or -1 otherwise. The following return values have a special meaning.

Return codeDescription

A page sent a PSM_REBOOTSYSTEM message to the property sheet. The computer must be restarted for the user's changes to take effect.


A page sent a PSM_RESTARTWINDOWS message to the property sheet. Windows must be restarted for the user's changes to take effect.



To retrieve extended error information, call GetLastError.

The return value is identical to what PropertySheet would have returned had this been a modal property sheet.

Version 5.80. The PropertySheet return value carries different information for modal and modeless property sheets. In some cases, modeless property sheets may need the information they would have received from PropertySheet if they had been modal. In particular, they may need to know whether ID_PSREBOOTSYSTEM or ID_PSRESTARTWINDOWS would have been returned.

For a modeless property sheet, your message loop should use PSM_ISDIALOGMESSAGE to pass messages to the property sheet dialog box, and PSM_GETCURRENTPAGEHWND to determine when to destroy the dialog box. When the user clicks the OK or Cancel button, PSM_GETCURRENTPAGEHWND returns NULL. You can then retrieve the value that a modal property sheet would have received from PropertySheet by sending a PSM_GETRESULT message.

Note  This macro is not supported when using the Aero wizard style (PSH_AEROWIZARD).


Minimum supported client

Windows Vista [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]