CProgressCtrl problem


    private:
    public:
        CTestDialog(CWnd* pParentWnd=NULL):CDialog("D_SEND", pParentWnd){}    
        int DoIt();
    };

    int CTestDlg::DoIt(){
      1  CProgressCtrl * pProgress = (CProgressCtrl *) GetDlgItem(IDC_PROGRESS1);
      2  pProgress->SetRange( 0, 100 );
      3  pProgress->SetStep(20);
      4  pProgress->StepIt();
    }
    // This is called when I chose a menu item.
    void CWindow::HandleTest(){
        CTestDlg MyD;
        MyD.DoIt();
    }

    Why is this dont work? I get some assertion error. If I put these 4 lines
    into some CDialog member, as OnOk, it will work.
    I also tested to set a CProgressCtrl in class CTestDlg, and try it that way,
    but I get the same error. My main window is a CWindow. This CDialog appears if I make a menu choise.
    ---------------
    In release mode, line 1 is no problem, but line 2 is failes.
    In debug mode, it failes on line 1. I followed the debugger: file Winocc.cpp/ CWnd * CWnd::GetDlgItem(int ...)
    ASSERT(::isWindow(m_hWnd)); --> Afxasert.cpp / BOOL bResult=_CrtDbgReport ... I am still helpless.
    I use VC++ 5.0 I also tested to use the //{{AFX_DATA(CTestDLG)methode to get in contact with the dialog, but
    with the same result. I want to use the progress bar for its purpose: to be able to set StepIt() calls in different places in
    a procedure. As I said, if this procedure is a member of CDialog, it works. But people usually want to put StepIt() in
    their own procedures, and that is not working for me.

    Please help, Tomas
tko092397Asked:
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Tommy HuiEngineerCommented:
You need to make sure that the dialog has been created before using that code. You cannot do anything to something that doesn't exist yet. So you have to wait until OnInitDialog has been called before using your code. For example, you can use

  BOOL CMyDialog::OnInitDialog()
  {
    BOOL retVal = CDialog::OnInitDialog();
    if (retVal)
    {
      // Put your code here
    }
    return retVal;
  }



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tko092397Author Commented:
Thanks for the hint. I figured out that I must call my procedure from the procedure void CTestDlg::OnOK(). Before, I made some stupid coding found in a bok as follows:

void CWindow::HandleSend()
{
    CTestDlg myDlg(this);
    if (myDlg.DoModal()==IDOK)
        myDlg.DoIt();
}

The right code follows. Move all the code to the place it belongs to. It is pure logic.

int CTestDlg::DoIt()
{
    CProgressCtrl * pProgress = (CProgressCtrl *) GetDlgItem(IDC_PROGRESS1);
    pProgress->SetRange( 0, 100 );
    pProgress->SetStep(12);
    ...
}

void CPromptDialog::OnOK()
{
    DoIt();
    EndDialog(IDOK);
}

void CWindow::HandleSend()
{
    CTestDlg myDlg(this);
    myDlg.DoModal();
}
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tko092397Author Commented:
Correction:

void CTestDlg::OnOK()
      {
          DoIt();
          EndDialog(IDOK);
      }
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