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CenterWindow in WIN32

, 2 Oct 2011 CPOL
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How to center window in WIN32
In MFC, there is CWnd::CenterWindow, but to do this in WIN32, you need the following code:
BOOL CenterWindow(HWND hwndWindow)
     HWND hwndParent;
     RECT rectWindow, rectParent;
     // make the window relative to its parent
     if ((hwndParent = GetParent(hwndWindow)) != NULL)
         GetWindowRect(hwndWindow, &rectWindow);
         GetWindowRect(hwndParent, &rectParent);
         int nWidth = rectWindow.right - rectWindow.left;
         int nHeight = rectWindow.bottom -;
         int nX = ((rectParent.right - rectParent.left) - nWidth) / 2 + rectParent.left;
         int nY = ((rectParent.bottom - - nHeight) / 2 +;
         int nScreenWidth = GetSystemMetrics(SM_CXSCREEN);
         int nScreenHeight = GetSystemMetrics(SM_CYSCREEN);
         // make sure that the dialog box never moves outside of the screen
         if (nX < 0) nX = 0;
         if (nY < 0) nY = 0;
         if (nX + nWidth > nScreenWidth) nX = nScreenWidth - nWidth;
         if (nY + nHeight > nScreenHeight) nY = nScreenHeight - nHeight;
         MoveWindow(hwndWindow, nX, nY, nWidth, nHeight, FALSE);
         return TRUE;
     return FALSE;


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