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I would like to know how I could find out the position where my dialog starts, NOT INCLUDING THE MENU part.  When my application window resizes, I also resize a text box, however when I subtract to calculate the size of the text box, I miscalculate the size if the menu takes up multiple lines, or the user has changed the font / size of the menus.  Please show me how I could find where the rect of my window starts not including the Menu part in C++.
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by:mnewton022700
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Use CWnd::GetClientRect and CWnd::ClientToScreen.

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CRect clientRect;
this->GetClientRect(clientRect);
this->ClientToScreen(clientRect);
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use GetClientRect();
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by:mnewton022700
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Sorry, I've got MFC on the brain. The non-MFC way would be:

RECT rect;

::GetClientRect(hWnd, &rect);
::ClientToScreen(hWnd, &rect);

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You'll need to convert the client coordinates to screen coordinates to work out the actual position of the window.
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You need the ClientToScreen call to convert the client coordinates to screen coordinates so that you have the actual position of the window.

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Why didn't you make yours an answer, mnewton?
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You're right, I should have. I generally don't submit answers because it restricts other people from making other constructive comments (sort of anyway). But in this case I should have made my comment an answer.

If you want to you could still decline xLs and accept my comment. Either way,
is fine with me.
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