I am trying to reverse a 32-bit Win32 GUI application. It was compiled using Visual C++ 6.0 and uses the Win32 API. I am trying to figure out what happens when I click any particular button in the application. The problem is, whenever I stop execution using a debugger (x32dbg) execution is in a Win32 DLL file, not in an application function.

Any suggestions on how to tackle this? How do I determine what happens when I click any particular button?

Thank you

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    First you should spend some time understanding the Win32 message loop and the fact that GetMessage() is, in contrast to PeekMessage(), a blocking call which will not return until it has an event to deliver. docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/api/winuser/…. You probably want to breakpoint the instruction following GetMessage() or whatever mechanism is being used. – Chris Stratton Sep 3 at 20:55

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