New window on button press

I am writting a launcher of sorts for my Windows OS using the WinAPI. I have the code for the button but do not know how to make that button open another Windows window that contains a web browser or a text editor. Any help?


  • 31 views... Does anyone know how to make a button open another window using the WinAPI?

  • In the default window proc, check WM_COMMAND for the button's messages. If you just want to open a browser or text editor, you can use ShellExecute.

    // default win proc
        case WM_COMMAND : 
            if(LOWORD(wParam) == button_identifier)
                if(HIWORD(wParam) == BN_CLICKED)
                    // do something like call ShellExecute, 
                    // show a window,  whatever
       // other code
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