please dont rip this site Prev Next

MoveWindow info  Overview  Group

The MoveWindow function changes the position and dimensions of the specified window. For a top-level window, the position and dimensions are relative to the upper-left corner of the screen. For a child window, they are relative to the upper-left corner of the parent window’s client area.

BOOL MoveWindow(

    HWND hWnd,

// handle of window

    int X,

// horizontal position

    int Y,

// vertical position

    int nWidth,

// width

    int nHeight,

// height

    BOOL bRepaint 

// repaint flag



Identifies the window.
Specifies the new position of the left side of the window.
Specifies the new position of the top of the window.
Specifies the new width of the window.
Specifies the new height of the window.
Specifies whether the window is to be repainted. If this parameter is TRUE, the window receives a WM_PAINT message. If the parameter is FALSE, no repainting of any kind occurs. This applies to the client area, the nonclient area (including the title bar and scroll bars), and any part of the parent window uncovered as a result of moving a child window. If this parameter is FALSE, the application must explicitly invalidate or redraw any parts of the window and parent window that need redrawing.

Return Values

If the function succeeds, the return value is nonzero.

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


If the bRepaint parameter is TRUE, Windows sends the WM_PAINT message to the window procedure immediately after moving the window (that is, the MoveWindow function calls the UpdateWindow function). If bRepaint is FALSE, Windows places the WM_PAINT message in the message queue associated with the window. The message loop dispatches the WM_PAINT message only after dispatching all other messages in the queue.


See Also

SetWindowPos, UpdateWindow, WM_GETMINMAXINFO, WM_PAINT

See also:

file: /Techref/os/win/api/win32/func/src/f57_18.htm, 4KB, , updated: 2000/4/7 12:19, local time: 2022/5/18 02:31,

 ©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=""> MoveWindow</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 @20220518
* 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!