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My first project was working fine until I tried making it more visually appealing.

On initilization, my main dialog creates an output dialog with three sections of read-only fields. The main dialog has 3 buttons, each producing a dialog corresponding to a section of the output dialog. It is from these user entry dialogs where the user is allowed to update data/common. Upon exiting I'm doing an Invalidate( TRUE ) on the output dialog in the OnPaint section of maindlg to force an update of its fields. Everything is fine to this point.

Now I set the x/y coordinates on the 3 user entry dialogs to pop up just beneath the corresponding output section, rather than on top of maindlg. Now, I see, the maindlg has no need to "paint" when I exit.

So, how can I force an update of my outdlg from each of my user entry dialogs, all being childs of maindlg.
Posted 22-Apr-11 6:40am

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The typical approach used is to PostMessage a user-defined message from dialog-1 to dialog-2. Dialog-2 handles this user-defined messages and invalidates itself.
Albert Holguin 22-Apr-11 20:00pm
...or SendMessage()... my 5
Nishant Sivakumar 23-Apr-11 9:17am
Thank you.
sbwilliams59 3-Jun-11 10:29am
Hey Albert...I have another post on this subject if you wouldn't mind takig a look. A link to HOW to Post or Send messages would be greatly appreciated.



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