Re: remembering active tab of modeless CPropertySheet

David Wilkinson <>
Wed, 16 May 2007 09:46:07 -0400
pravin.chaudhary wrote:

i have a modeless CPropertySheet, and i add tabs dynamically to it. i
need the sheet to remember its active tab when it is closed. on next
invocation, it should activate that tab. i created a data member
'active' of type CPropertyPage* and tried to save active page in that
pointer in the derived OnSetActive() func of CPropertyPage, which gets
called everytime the user switches tab. But the
CPropertySheet::OnInitDialog sets 0th tab as active tab, and
OnSetActive is being called that time also. So the pointer gets
initialized with the addr of first tab everytime the sheet is
i then tried to modify the active pointer in PostNcDestroy using
GetActivePage(), so that the active pointer will be modified only on
sheet exit. but strangely GetActivePage() is returning the address of
first tab only, irrespective of which is the active one.


I would say your second approach is better, but you are using the wrong
message. What about WM_CLOSE or WM_DESTROY?

David Wilkinson
Visual C++ MVP

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