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April 29, 2005, 11:11 AM

when i call DoModal() to display my dialog (MFC), it returns -1.

from the DoModal source, I can see that there was a "failiure to load the dialog template resource". I'm not sure exactly what i've messed up, any ideas?

Patrick Grawehr

April 29, 2005, 03:49 PM

It seems Windows cannot find the resource ID you specified. Maybe you mixed up Resource ID's and Resource string names?
If you post the code that you use to load and display the dialog, we could most probably give you more tips about what's going wrong here.


April 29, 2005, 11:37 PM

Could also be that you're using common controls without calling InitCommonControls. Or ActiveX controls without having them properly registered. If one child of a dialog cannot be created usually the whole dialog will fail.


April 30, 2005, 12:32 AM

You could try assigning the "no fail create" property in the resource editor. If the dialog box loads successfully with this flag, then the problem is as Endurion mentioned, in one of the controls.

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