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WNetConnectionDialog info  Overview  Group

The WNetConnectionDialog function starts a general browsing dialog box for connecting to network resources.

DWORD WNetConnectionDialog(

    HWND hwnd,

// handle to window owning dialog box

    DWORD dwType 

// resource type to allow connections to



Identifies the owning window.
Specifies the resource type to allow connections to. This parameter can be the following value:




Connects to disk resources.

Return Values

If the function succeeds, the return value is NO_ERROR. If the user cancels the dialog box, it is 0xFFFFFFFF.

If the function fails, the return value is an error code. To get extended error information, call GetLastError. GetLastError may return one of the following error codes:




A network-specific error occurred. To get a description of the error, use the WNetGetLastError function.


The specified password is invalid.


No network is present.


There is insufficient memory to start the dialog box.

The function returns error codes for compatibility with Windows version 3.1. For compatibility with the Win32 API, the function also sets the error code value returned by the GetLastError function.


If the user chooses OK in the dialog box, the requested network connections will have been performed when WNetConnectionDialog returns.

If the function attempts to make a connection and the provider returns the message ERROR_INVALID_PASSWORD, Windows prompts the user to enter a password and uses the new password in another attempt to make the connection.

See Also

WNetAddConnection2, WNetCancelConnection2, WNetDisconnectDialog, WNetGetLastError

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