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I would like to change the appearance of the main window of my program
simply pressing a button. The main window of my program is a dialog-window
and I'd like it to show itself in three different "views":
1) normal view
2) extended view (with a list box instead of a drop down list combo)
3) reduced view (very little, with few buttons)
I know how to load one of these three views when the program starts, but I
don't know how to change through them during program execution.
Each view has a different associated dialog resource.
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First of all, you have in your resource file to create all the controls which can appear.

In your Dialog SetupWindow ou resource, you have to select the visible and invisible controls.
When you want to make some controls visible/Invisible, use :
ShowWindow(GetDlgWindow(HWindow, ID of Control), False/True);
EnableWindow(GetDlgItem(HWindow, ID of control), False/True); {This to prevent Tab to set focus on invisible control}

Of course, you can't transform a list box into another type of list box so both must exist and insert item in both simultaneously.

To change the size of Dialog boxes at run time, I don't have the answer but I know that this is described in the Microsoft KB : have a look to :
www.microsoft.com/kb/default.asp and select Windows 16-bits SDK as a product then search for it.
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by:mauromol
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Hello Tedard. Thank you for your answer: I understood all that you wrote. But I would need some further clarifications: what if I want to change the size of the window, too? And what if I need to place different controls in the same window location, depending on the selected view? (i.e.: in the normal view I'd like to put a drop down combo box in (x, y), while I'd like to put in its place a static control when the user switches to the extended view) Remember that my main window is a dialog-window, not a normal window!
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