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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