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The CreateStatusWindow function creates a status window, which is typically used to display the status of an application. The window generally appears at the bottom of the parent window, and it contains the specified text.

HWND CreateStatusWindow(

    LONG style,

    LPCTSTR lpszText,

    HWND hwndParent,

    UINT wID



Window styles for the status window. This parameter must include the WS_CHILD style and should also include the WS_VISIBLE style.
Pointer to a null-terminated string that specifies the status text for the first part.
Handle to the parent window.
Control identifier for the status window. The window procedure uses this value to identify messages it sends to the parent window.

Return Values

If the function succeeds, the return value is the handle for the status window.

If the function fails, the return value is NULL. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.


The CreateStatusWindow function calls the CreateWindow function to create the window. It passes the parameters to CreateWindow without modification and sets the position, width, and height parameters to default values.

Windows 95: The system can support a maximum of 16,364 window handles.

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