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  • How to show custom controls in VS++

    Hello,


    I was wondering if anybody has been able to show there own custom
    controls inside VisualStudio while "drawing" there dialogs?



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    Cheers

  • #2
    The early (16 bit) Dialog Editor from Microsoft supported
    Custom control DLLs with a set of predefined Functions that
    the DLL must support :

    ClassNameInfo
    ClassNameStyle
    ClassNameFlags
    ClassNameDlgFn
    ClassNameWndFn


    I don't know if Microsoft changed this in 32 bit Dialog Editors
    or not though. If they still support these functions, then you
    should be able to write a custom control that will work in any
    Dialog Editor compatible Visual Designers.

    For more info, read the book:

    Windows Custom Controls
    by William Smith and Robert Ward
    Published by R & D Publications, Inc.

    The book is for 16 bit Windows, but much hasn't changed in 32
    bit Windows. I haven't found any books of this sort for 32 bit
    Windows. Few books on building custom controls exist.



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    Chris Boss
    Computer Workshop
    Developer of "EZGUI"
    http://cwsof.com
    http://twitter.com/EZGUIProGuy

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