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If a dialog box is created via the CDialog::Create() call, and the dialog box's OnInitDialog() (in response to WM_INITDIALOG message) ends the dialog box via EndDialog(), the CDialog::Create() function returns a non-zero value. The CDialog::Create() in this case should return zero.
Because the dialog box was destroyed due to an EndDialog() call in the dialog's OnInitDialog(), CDialog::m_hWnd is NULL in this case.
An additional test was made in the WM_INITDIALOG code (at line 365 of Dlgcore.cpp), which leads to Create() succeeding even if the window handle is NULL.
MFC code for Visual C++ 5.0:
MFC code for Visual C++ 6.0:
When calling CDialog::Create check both the return value of CDialog::Create(), and the value of CDialog::m_hWnd. If CDialog::m_hWnd is NULL, then the dialog-box creation is unsuccessful.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a bug in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. This bug has been fixed in the Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 1.
To obtain this service pack, please see:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/Aa718362.aspxFor more information on the Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 1, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
193009 INFO: Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 1 Readme
194022 Visual Studio 6.0 service packs, what, where, why
194295 How To Tell That a Visual Studio Service Pack Is Installed
Modify the code for displaying the dialog box so it also checks against the CDialog::m_hWnd variable. For instance:
Steps to Reproduce Behavior
Article ID: 193099 - Last Review: February 23, 2014 - Revision: 6.2