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GetDlgCtrlID info  Overview  Group

The GetDlgCtrlID function returns the identifier of the specified control.

int GetDlgCtrlID(

    HWND hwndCtl 

// handle of control



Identifies the control.

Return Values

If the function succeeds, the return value is the identifier of the control.

If the function fails, the return value is zero. An invalid value for the hwndCtl parameter, for example, will cause the function to fail. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.


GetDlgCtrlID accepts child window handles as well as handles of controls in dialog boxes. An application sets the identifier for a child window when it creates the window by assigning the identifier value to the hmenu parameter when calling the CreateWindow or CreateWindowEx function.

Although GetDlgCtrlID may return a value if hwndCtl identifies a top-level window, top-level windows cannot have identifiers and such a return value is never valid.

See Also

CreateWindow, CreateWindowEx, GetDlgItem 

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