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Retrieving HINSTANCE

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What's the easiest way to programatically obtain the HINSTANCE of the current app?

Some restraints:

1.  I'm writing a small little class that I want to be able to reuse, so I don't want to rely on a global variable.  

2.  I'm also trying to keep some APIs consistent, so I don't want to require the handle as a function or constructor parameter.  

3.  It's not MFC, so AfxGetInstanceHandle() is out of the question.

4.  I don't have a main window handle, so I can't use GetWindowLong().

I need the instance handle in order to call DialogBoxIndirectParam().  Is there another way to get around this?  I know I've figured this out before, but now I'm blanking and getting frustrated.  Anyone know this offhand?

Thanks!
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'GetModuleHandle()' is the way to go - HMODULE and HINSTANCE anre interchangeable, so you can get your application instance handle using 'GetModuleHandle( NULL);'
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Doh...of course!  Argh....

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