ShowWindow

The ShowWindow function sets the specified window's show state.

boolean ShowWindow(
  dword hWnd,     // handle to window
  number nCmdShow   // show state of window
);
 

Parameters

hWnd
Handle to the window.
nCmdShow
Specifies how the window is to be shown. In subsequent calls, this parameter can be one of the following values:
Value Meaning
SW_FORCEMINIMIZE Windows NT 5.0 and later: Minimizes a window, even if the thread that owns the window is hung. This flag should only be used when minimizing windows from a different thread.
SW_HIDE Hides the window and activates another window.
SW_MAXIMIZE Maximizes the specified window.
SW_MINIMIZE Minimizes the specified window and activates the next top-level window in the Z order.
SW_RESTORE Activates and displays the window. If the window is minimized or maximized, the system restores it to its original size and position. An application should specify this flag when restoring a minimized window.
SW_SHOW Activates the window and displays it in its current size and position.
SW_SHOWDEFAULT Sets the show state to default.
SW_SHOWMAXIMIZED Activates the window and displays it as a maximized window.
SW_SHOWMINIMIZED Activates the window and displays it as a minimized window.
SW_SHOWMINNOACTIVE Displays the window as a minimized window. The active window remains active.
SW_SHOWNA Displays the window in its current state. The active window remains active.
SW_SHOWNOACTIVATE Displays a window in its most recent size and position. The active window remains active.
SW_SHOWNORMAL Activates and displays a window. If the window is minimized or maximized, the system restores it to its original size and position. An application should specify this flag when displaying the window for the first time.

Return Values

If the window was previously visible, the return value is true.

If the window was previously hidden, the return value is false.


Example

wnd.ShowWindow( GetMainWnd(), SW_MAXIMIZE )