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The documentation on Microsoft's flags enumerations is rather sketchy at best, but offers a more ideal solution for a great many problems. The problem is, with such little documentation it can be very time consuming to figure out how to use them correctly. Here is a small walkthrough explaining a relatively simple means of interacting with them through use of the bitwise OR operator.
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