Why TabCtrl_GetCurSel Always Returns 0?

TabCtrl_GetCurSel returns 0 when the handler passed as a parameter is “invalid”. Here is the fix.

  • If you are using a dialog box, you need to get the tab handler using GetDlgItem(dialog_hwnd, MY_TAB_ID); and pass that handler to TabCtrl_GetCurSel.
  • Make sure you are using the correct variable. I faced the issue when I had two variables with same name but different scopes. I was setting a value of GetDlgItem(dialog_hwnd, MY_TAB_ID) to one variable but passing another variable to TabCtrl_GetCurSel



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