Adding a Minimize Button to a Window with Style

Environment: VC++ 6, Systems

Introduction

A few days ago, I faced a problem regarding a minimize button for a window with the style WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW. Because there is no support for a minimize button with this style, I had to do it on my own. While working on the solution, I knew I would post the solution on CodeGuru; so, here it is.

Basic Guidelines

This project was compiled on Visual C++ 6.0 and runs perfectly on WinXP Pro, but Visual Studio .NET 2003 is installed and used for the include files. If you find a way to work without Visual Studio .NET, please comment. Because my minimum OS is WinXP, I had to work with themes, but the basic code for an OS with no themes is there but has not been tested.

Includes

#include "uxtheme.h"
#include "tmschema.h"

Search Directories (Modify if Necessary)

Include - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET
2003\Vc7\PlatformSDK\Include

Lib - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET
2003\Vc7\PlatformSDK\Lib

Additional Modules

UxTheme.lib
Delayimp.lib

Downloads

Download source - 32 Kb

Article History



Comments

Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.

Top White Papers and Webcasts

  • Protecting business operations means shifting the priorities around availability from disaster recovery to business continuity. Enterprises are shifting their focus from recovery from a disaster to preventing the disaster in the first place. With this change in mindset, disaster recovery is no longer the first line of defense; the organizations with a smarter business continuity practice are less impacted when disasters strike. This SmartSelect will provide insight to help guide your enterprise toward better …

  • Live Event Date: August 20, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT When you look at natural user interfaces as a developer, it isn't just fun and games. There are some very serious, real-world usage models of how things can help make the world a better place – things like Intel® RealSense™ technology. Check out this upcoming eSeminar and join the panel of experts, both from inside and outside of Intel, as they discuss how natural user interfaces will likely be getting adopted in a wide variety …

Most Popular Programming Stories

More for Developers

Latest Developer Headlines

RSS Feeds