Re: How do I send a message to a Propery Page?

"AliR \(VC++ MVP\)" <AliR@online.nospam>
Fri, 19 Dec 2008 09:59:07 -0600
I remember your origianl thread!

I have a question? Is this Property sheet modeless or modal?

If we are talking about the modeless propertysheet
You don't need to send a message from the parent to the PropertyPage. You
can provide a method in your CPropertySheet derived class which will endup
calling the CPropertyPage derived classes method. (I think this came up in
your original post).

class CMyPropertySheet : public CPropertySheet
    BOOL DoSomethingToAPage(....);
    CMyDialog1 m_Page1;
    CMyDialog2 m_Page2;

class CMyDialog2 : public CPropertyPage
    BOOL DoSomething(...);

BOOL CMyPropertySheet::DoSomethingToAPage(....)
    if (m_Page2.IsWindow())
        return m_Page2.DoSomething(....);
    return FALSE;

Now from you main window after you have created your propertysheet class you
can call DoSomethingToAPage.

Now if this is a model dialog, you can't do the above, or SendMessages from
the main window.


"Jimbo_Jimbob_Jiminator" <>
wrote in message

In a previous post a while back, Joe pointed out that my structure was
incorrect on my app (in fact, I believe the quote was, paraphrased, "that
kind of code sets my teeth on edge").

I was, and still am, sending messages to the parent dialog. I can send a
message to the parent dialog from the Property Pages but have not had any
luck with the reverse.

I am trying to move it in the right direction by sending messages to the
Property Page from the parent.

To send a message to the parent I use:
AfxGetMainWnd()->PostMessage(WM_CLOSE, 0, 0);
LRESULT Rslt = ::SendMessage(m_pMainWnd->m_hWnd ,UWM_INIT_PG1, 0, 0);

I have also seen:
GetParent()->SendMessage(WM_COMMAND, MAKEWPARAM(Something(), 1000),

Of course, I add the appropriate message map and afx_msg entries. I
the same format to send a message to Property Page, but no luck.

Here is the program structure:
The program is a small program structured as follows:
Dialog bases app.
App creates primary dialog (done by VS2005)
Primary dialog creates Property Sheet
Property Sheet creates 4 property pages


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