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How to make MDI child windows maximized by default?

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I've been trying to come up with a good way to make MDI child windows be maximized when they are created.  I have a way for the window to be maximized by default, but the mainframe doesn't know about it.  ie. the system buttons are not displayed in the menubar.
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You need the following in your MDI child frame class:

void CYourMDIChildFrame::ActivateFrame(int nCmdShow)
{
  if ((bWantMDIMaximize) && (nCmdShow == -1))
    nCmdShow = SW_SHOWMAXIMIZED;
 
  CMDIChildWnd::ActivateFrame(nCmdShow);
}
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by:gyurko
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I forgot to mention that I was using MFC v2.5 with VC++ 1.52c.  There is no CMDIChildFrame class!
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by:pjn
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The CYourMDIChildFrame would be derived from the MFC class CMDIChildWnd. I have called my class ChildFrame because thats what it is a frame window for MDI child windows.
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