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I have a couple of views that I'd like to keep in existance, that is not open en close all the time, in stead I'd like to hide/show them, that part works fine, but I need to handle the system SC_CLOSE command so it hides the window in stead of closing it.
how do I handle the SC_CLOSE message in a CView?
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Question by:ffrand
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by:Norbert
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The Online help says:
CWnd::OnSysCommand

afx_msg void OnSysCommand( UINT nID, LPARAM lParam );

Parameters

nID   Specifies the type of system command requested. This parameter can be any one of the following values:

SC_CLOSE   Close the CWnd object.

SC_HOTKEY   Activate the CWnd object associated with the application-specified hot key. The low-order word of lParam identifies the HWND of the window to activate.

So simple make a message handler for WM_SYSCOMMAND
class wizzard gives you a function
void CUSLTSVRView::OnSysCommand(UINT nID, LPARAM lParam)
{
      // TODO: Add your message handler code here and/or call default
      
      CScrollView::OnSysCommand(nID, lParam);
}

change it to
void CUSLTSVRView::OnSysCommand(UINT nID, LPARAM lParam)
{
                if(nID==SC_CLOSE)
                                ShowWindow(SW_HIDE);
                else
                                CScrollView::OnSysCommand(nID, lParam);
}
That should do the work
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by:ffrand
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I tried OnSysCommand() at first, but it does not get called at all.
I've placed a breakpoint in it and it never executes, so I can only guess that the OnSysCommand() I'm overriding is the wrong one, the one on the CView Class, but what other class is there?
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Norbert earned 440 total points
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if it does not work within the View a view is embedded into a frame Try OnSysCommand in the frame of the view
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by:ffrand
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ok, well, it woked on the childframe, that was staring me right in the face, thanks for taking the time to answer.
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