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A dialog-based application generated using AppWizard will not run properly under Win32s.
When AppWizard generates a dialog-based application, it uses a DIALOGEX resource for the main dialog. Win32s, however, does not support DIALOGEX resources. As a result, the dialog box looks incorrect on Win32s. This problem is documented in the Vcread.wri file that ships with Visual C++ version 4.0 and 4.1.
To get your dialog-based application working in Win32s, you must change the DIALOGEX resource to a DIALOG resource, and remove the WS_EX_APPWINDOW style. This can be done as follows:
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a bug in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as soon as it becomes available.
Visual C++ versions 4.2 and later do not support building Win32s applications.
The following is from the .rc file for a dialog-based application:
After the changes, these lines should look like this:
Article ID: 138971 - Last Review: January 6, 2015 - Revision: 2.0