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Hi,

  I am having trouble with maximizing window during startup. I have a SDI with a few splitter panes. I have overwritten CMainFrame::PreCreateWindow(CREATESTRUCT& cs) method like this:
BOOL CMainFrame::PreCreateWindow(CREATESTRUCT& cs)
{
      // TODO: Modify the Window class or styles here by modifying
      //  the CREATESTRUCT cs
      cs.style |= WS_MAXIMIZE ;
      return CFrameWnd::PreCreateWindow(cs);
}

But it DIDN'T work... May I know what's wrong with my code?

Thanks.

wyldsj
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by:migel
ID: 1327202
try call  ShowWindow(SW_SHOW); after caling CWinApp::InitInstance() in the your InitInstance

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by:koskia
ID: 1327203
cs.x = cs.y = 0;
cs.cx = ::GetSystemMetrics(SM_CXMAXIMIZED);
cs.cy = ::GetSystemMetrics(SM_CYMAXIMIZED);

this should do it, SM_CXMAXIMIZED and SM_CYMAXIMIZED,
are the client areas without desktop bar,
this should create a maximized window all over the desktop.
you can disable the maximize button and allow only to minimize, with changing the window style,
look at GetSystemMetrics for other coordinates, look at window styles for other styles.
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by:wyldsj
ID: 1327204
thanks migel and koskia!
migel: In my CWinApp derived class, there is already a m_pMainWin->ShowWindow(SW_SHOW)  in the InitInstance().

koskia: After using your method, it worked! But can anyone explain why my previous code doesnot work? I am very puzzled on that... Also, koskia, please submit your comment again as answer and get the credit.

wyldsj
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by:arunprakash
ID: 1327205
just replace the ShowWindow(nCmdShow)
as ShowWindow(SW_SHOWMAXIMIZE)
in the initinstance...that will do
thanx,
bye
arun

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matias103098 earned 120 total points
ID: 1327206
on your app Oninit Instance:

pMainFrame->ShowWindow(SW_SHOWMAXIMIZED);
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by:dagangwang
ID: 1327207
You  may  overwritten CMainFrame::ActivateFrame(int nCmdShow)  method like this:
void CMainFrame::ActivateFrame(int nCmdShow)
{
    nCmdShow = SW_SHOWMAXIMIZED;
    CFrameWnd::ActivateFrame(nCmdShow);
}

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