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making a CWnd (or derived control) invisible

Posted on 1998-08-04
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How can you make a CWnd control not visible, codewise?  I know you can set the option in the properties box when you right click, but is there a way to set it in the code so I can make it visible/invisible when necessary?
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Try the following:

YourWnd.ShowWindow (SW_HIDE);

or if you are doing it within one of your window's member functions, just do the following:

ShowWindow (SW_HIDE);

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
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Also, if you want to show the window again, use the following:

ShowWindow (SW_SHOW);

If you look up ShowWindow in InfoViewer, you'll see that you can do all sorts of things with it, like minimizing the window, maximizing it, restoring etc.
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Thanks for the help, as well as taking a brief moment to explain instead of just tossing code as the answer .. it works fine.
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Glad I could help!
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