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Modless dialog box puzzlement....

Have a DLL class dynamically linked to the MFC.
This class is nothing more than a processing class so has no window associated with it.
I would however like a dialog & progress bar to display visually what is going on as some of the data files that will be loaded are big and time consuming.
I tried to use a modeless dialog box but keep getting the error:

ERROR: Cannot find dialog template with IDD 0x2713.

I've double checked the directories and all files are there , included in the project and the dialog box is available for editing.

Here are some relevant code snippets?. Any suggestions as to where I could have screwed up???

Resource .h
//{{NO_DEPENDENCIES}}
// Microsoft Developer Studio generated include file.
// Used by SimplyClass.rc
//
#define IDC_PROGBAR                     10000
#define IDD_PROGDLG                     10000
#define IDC_PROGRESS1                   10003
#define IDD_SHOWACTS                    10003

// Next default values for new objects
//
#ifdef APSTUDIO_INVOKED
#ifndef APSTUDIO_READONLY_SYMBOLS
#define _APS_NEXT_RESOURCE_VALUE        10004
#define _APS_NEXT_COMMAND_VALUE         32772
#define _APS_NEXT_CONTROL_VALUE         10004
#define _APS_NEXT_SYMED_VALUE           10000
#endif
#endif

Declaration:

class CModless : public CDialog
{
// Construction
public:
     CModless(CWnd* pParent = NULL);   // standard constructor

// Dialog Data
     //{{AFX_DATA(CModless)
     enum { IDD = IDD_SHOWACTS };
          // NOTE: the ClassWizard will add data members here
     //}}AFX_DATA
}

Constructor:
CModless::CModless(CWnd* pParent /*=NULL*/)
     : CDialog(CModless::IDD, pParent)
{
     //{{AFX_DATA_INIT(CModless)
          // NOTE: the ClassWizard will add member initialization here
     //}}AFX_DATA_INIT
     if (Create (CModless::IDD,pParent) )
          ShowWindow(SW_SHOW);
}

Implementation:
CModless* WinShow = new CModless();

Thanks..

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dooley090698
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dooley090698
1 Solution
 
aphillipsCommented:
In the DLL I think you need to use
AfxSetResourceHandle(AfxGetInstanceHandle());

You night also have to save the current resource handle using AfxGetResourceHandle() and restore it later.
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dooley090698Author Commented:
Checked that out but...the resource is in the DLL project itself,and included in the project directories,
Should I move it??
I'm confused about the Cannot find dialog template message as the files are all there.
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DanRollinsCommented:
With respect to resources, the DLL is considered a part of the EXE, so the system will first look in the EXE unless you use...

  AfxSetResourceHandle(AfxGetInstanceHandle());

You also need to use...

   AFX_MANAGE_STATE(AfxGetStaticModuleState());

upon any entry into the DLL.  For instance if the EXE calls a DLL fn DoThatDllProcessing(), which, in turn creates the dialog box, then be sure that the first line in DoThatDllProcessing() is:

AFX_MANAGE_STATE(AfxGetStaticModuleState());

-- Dan
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lil_elvis2000Commented:
Since it appears that you did not make the DLL an extension DLL, the AFX_MANAGE_STATE(...) approach is the way to go.

Place this line as the first line in any function that access a resource. It will take care to reset the resource handle back when the function ends.
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romanmCommented:
Q: is the error a compilation, link or run-time error?
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