please dont rip this site Prev Next

GetNextWindow info  Overview  Group

The GetNextWindow function retrieves the handle of the next or previous window in the Z order. The next window is below the specified window; the previous window is above. If the specified window is a topmost window, the function retrieves the handle of the next (or previous) topmost window. If the specified window is a top-level window, the function retrieves the handle of the next (or previous) top-level window. If the specified window is a a child window, the function searches for a handle of the next (or previous) child window.

HWND GetNextWindow(

    HWND hWnd,

// handle of current window

    UINT wCmd 

// direction flag



Identifies a window. The window handle retrieved is relative to this window, based on the value of the wCmd parameter.
Specifies whether the function returns the handle of the next window or of the previous window. This parameter can be either of the following values:




Returns the handle of the window below the given window.


Returns the handle of the window above the given window.

Return Values

If the function succeeds, the return value is the handle of the next (or previous) window. If there is no next (or previous) window, the return value is NULL. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.


Using this function is the same as calling the GetWindow function with the GW_HWNDNEXT or GW_HWNDPREV flag set.

See Also


See also:

file: /Techref/os/win/api/win32/func/src/f35_15.htm, 3KB, , updated: 2000/4/7 12:19, local time: 2022/5/25 01:37,

 ©2022 These pages are served without commercial sponsorship. (No popup ads, etc...).Bandwidth abuse increases hosting cost forcing sponsorship or shutdown. This server aggressively defends against automated copying for any reason including offline viewing, duplication, etc... Please respect this requirement and DO NOT RIP THIS SITE. Questions?
Please DO link to this page! Digg it! / MAKE!

<A HREF=""> GetNextWindow</A>

After you find an appropriate page, you are invited to your to this massmind site! (posts will be visible only to you before review) Just type a nice message (short messages are blocked as spam) in the box and press the Post button. (HTML welcomed, but not the <A tag: Instead, use the link box to link to another page. A tutorial is available Members can login to post directly, become page editors, and be credited for their posts.

Link? Put it here: 
if you want a response, please enter your email address: 
Attn spammers: All posts are reviewed before being made visible to anyone other than the poster.
Did you find what you needed?

  PICList 2022 contributors:
o List host: MIT, Site host, Top posters @20220525
* Page Editors: James Newton, David Cary, and YOU!
* Roman Black of Black Robotics donates from sales of Linistep stepper controller kits.
* Ashley Roll of Digital Nemesis donates from sales of RCL-1 RS232 to TTL converters.
* Monthly Subscribers: Gregg Rew. on-going support is MOST appreciated!
* Contributors: Richard Seriani, Sr.

Welcome to!