ATL / WTL / STL
|Windows XP, Visual Studio 2008, MFC, Dialog, c++
A button in the main MFC dialog opens a second dialog with options to control the main app. In there is a button that starts disable and after a method is run, is to be enabled. The event handler that initiates that task and enables the button looks like this, so far:
HWND *button_handle = NULL;
BOOL status = FALSE;
GetDlgItem( IDC_DO_THIS, &button_handle )
status = EnableWindow( button_handle, TRUE );
Please forgive, but not ignore, any obvious typos as my work computer is in another room and cannot be connected to the internet. I cannot cut and paste. And now that's worse. I cannot post a message from work and must send the text home and post from there.
I have looked up the GetDlgItem() here: (When I paste in the Microsoft URL it will not display.)
And the EnableWindow function here: (Same for this link).
So the first looks like this on the MS web site:
HWND WINAPI GetDlgItem(
_In_opt_ HWND hDlg,
_In_ int nIDDlgItem
and the second looks like this:
BOOL WINAPI EnableWindow(
_In_ HWND hWnd,
_In_ BOOL bEnable
The EnableWindow code will not compile. The error is:
… error C2660: ‘CWnd::EnableWindow’ : function does not take 2 arguments.
The compiler does not see, or does not like that I want HWND::EnableWindow rather than CWnd. When I try to use CWnd there are other problems.
Intellisense shows the following signature:
BOOL EnableWindow( BOOL bEnable = 1 )
This differs from the MS page and there is only one signature.
So, given a button with the ID of: IDC_DO_THIS, how can I enable it?
While at work, I stopped what I was doing several times and searched for the answer to this several times at work, through the Air Force Firewalls. After giving up there and posting this question from home, I finally found the good idea of searching from home. There in one of the first few pages was a good answer. Tried it, it worked. Just for the record:
CWnd *pfield = GetDlgItem( IDC_BUTTON2 );
pfield->EnableWindow( FALSE );
My lesson, try a search at work, but if it does not turn up the answer, search again from home. I presume the Air Force, and all military sites, are attacked so often that they have little choice but to set up things the way they are.
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modified 8-Oct-14 22:20pm.
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