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XP-style Button Control

, 6 Aug 2002
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XP style button control for all version of windows.

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Here is an XP-style Button. It works on all windows OSs: 95/98/Me/NT/W2K/XP. No subclassing etc is needed to use this control - it's just a plain simple button control.  This code is a modified form of the OCX code I recently saw on codeguru. The button code was for an ActiveX control. I created this CButton derived class with latest Microsoft's sponsored CCP technology (Cut-Copy-Paste).

How to use it?

  • In you resource editor create a button and set the 'owner draw' property.
  • Use classwizard to create a CButton object in your dialog.
  • Include the "xpbutton.h" file in your dialog class file.
  • Rename the CButton object type to CXPButton.
  • Compile and enjoy.

Please visit My Web Site for more tutorials, tweaks, reference.


7 Aug 2002 - updated download


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Comments and Discussions

QuestionProblems compiling with VS2012 Pinmembermerano21-Apr-13 6:33 
AnswerRe: Problems compiling with VS2012 PinmemberVincyChan21-Dec-14 16:10 
QuestionWhat about the non rounded frame around the button? Pinmemberagua28-Apr-09 11:57 
Generalgreat work Pinmemberansif_pi29-Jul-08 0:53 
Generalapologies PinmemberMKMA23-Nov-07 4:37 
Generalproblem if init dialog is used PinmemberMKMA23-Nov-07 4:22 
QuestionWho has the CXPEdit? Pinmemberaimar26623-Apr-06 5:10 
GeneralNice PinmemberAlton Williams29-Jun-05 4:21 
GeneralToolTips Pinmemberparamecula16-Mar-05 3:19 
Generallittle bug PinsussHarbor Hu3-Mar-05 20:39 
GeneralRe: little bug Pinmemberladydi9912-Apr-05 22:09 
GeneralRe: little bug Pinmembervjairam1-Jun-05 12:11 
QuestionWhat bout other Controls... PinmemberManoj Singh K18-Jan-05 20:18 
GeneralInvisible Pinmemberfl0at4-Jul-04 8:24 
GeneralFix For Font example, chinese. Pinsussanonymousafsdfasd15-May-04 4:58 
GeneralFix For Font example, chinese. Pinsussanonymous15-May-04 4:58 
GeneralLittle BUG fix PinmemberIvo Wubbels23-Apr-04 2:31 
Generalnice going. Pinmembert2di4u28-Jan-04 20:11 
GeneralWhy there is no XP-style Edit Pinmemberwhizzkid@ms28.hinet.net16-Dec-03 14:44 
QuestionHow can I set the button colors? PinmemberBobboots22-Aug-03 11:36 
Generalhwo can i set icon Pinmemberliquidsnake18329-Apr-03 9:28 
QuestionWhat about xp titlebar? Pinmemberanon1231-Mar-03 11:46 
QuestionHow can I get change the font on the CXPButton? PinmemberJaltair13-Feb-03 15:58 
AnswerRe: How can I get change the font on the CXPButton? PinmemberJeremy Davis14-Feb-03 1:51 
GeneralRe: How can I get change the font on the CXPButton? PinmemberJaltair18-Feb-03 7:04 

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