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I was reading through some of the Hungarian Notation, and I began to wonder about the prefixes in the variable names. If I create an edit control and use DDX to access it, what prefix should I use? Are there any standard prefixes to all Windows controls? Is it, m_edit...., m_combo and so on? All suggections are appreciated....
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Hi,

I use the same name than the control's ID. For instance, you create a editbox, a listbox and a tree control.
Then, you would have :
IDC_EDIT_DOGNAME   -> m_EditDogName
IDC_LIST_DOGS      -> m_ListDogs (usually I write m_ListOfDogs)
IDC_TREE_BREEDINGS -> m_TreeBreedings (or m_TreeOfBreedings)

And so on.
I think it works fine, because you always know the data type you work with.

But I don't know official standard prefixes to control variables.

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Hi!
I usually use prefix m_wnd....CtrlType
where ... - is control name -
and CtrlType - is its type
for example for Edit control for input Num1:
m_wndNum1Edit
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