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Microsoft KB Archive/104137

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BUG: Iconic MDI Application Titles Do Not Update Properly


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows Software Development Kit (SDK)


In a Windows 3.1 multiple document interface (MDI) application, the icon title of the MDI frame window does not update when the SetWindowText function is used to change the text of the icon title.


In an MDI application, the main window calls DefFrameProc instead of DefWindowProc to handle unprocessed messages. DefFrameProc does not handle the WM_SETTEXT message (which is generated by SetWindowText) correctly when the main window is minimized, because it does not update the title after the change has been made.


To update the minimized MDI frame's title, you can process the MDI frame's WM_SETTEXT message and call both the DefFrameProc and DefWindowProc functions. The following code demonstrates this workaround:

   case WM_SETTEXT:
       DefFrameProc (hwnd,hwndMDIClient,msg,wParam,lParam);
       return DefWindowProc (hwnd,msg,wParam,lParam); 

Additional query words:

Keywords : kb16bitonly kbMDI kbGrpDSUser kbOSWin310bug kbWndw kbOSWin311bug
Issue type : kbbug
Technology : kbAudDeveloper kbSDKSearch kbWinSDKSearch

Last Reviewed: November 4, 1999
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