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Programming Windows® Embedded CE 6.0 Developer Reference, 4th Edition by Douglas Boling

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Chapter 6. Dialog Boxes and Property Sheets

As discussed in Chapter 4 controls can be used to create quite complex user interfaces. The problem, however, is that handling controls at the window level requires a fair amount of code to create and manage the controls, code that you won’t find in most Windows applications. Most Windows applications don’t manage their child controls manually. Instead, dialog boxes are used. Dialog boxes are windows that typically use a predefined window class and a different default window procedure. The combination of the window class and the default window procedure, along with a set of special dialog box creation functions, hides the complexity of creating and managing the control windows.

Dialog boxes (sometimes ...

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