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Creating a true dotted pen

, 23 Jun 2004
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A fix for creating pens using PS_DOT.


I found that creating a pen using PS_DOT ...

COLORREF c_colorGridLine = RGB(190,190,190);
CPen penDotted(PS_DOT, 0, c_colorGridLine);

...really looked more like a dash. In my application, I wanted to draw very light weight grid lines. I found the following works very nicely, and hope you may find it useful as well:

    LOGBRUSH LogBrush;

    LogBrush.lbColor = c_colorGridLine;

    LogBrush.lbStyle = PS_SOLID;

    penDotted.CreatePen( PS_COSMETIC | PS_ALTERNATE , 1, &LogBrush, 0, NULL );


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Comments and Discussions

GeneralMy vote of 5 Pinmembernv317-Jul-12 6:46 
GeneralAnother suggestion PinmemberFranz Brunner27-Sep-04 5:58 
GeneralRe: Another suggestion PinmemberAlexandre GRANVAUD4-Apr-06 5:25 
GeneralIncorrect parameter PinmemberRobert Edward Caldecott24-Jun-04 6:40 
GeneralPS_ALTERNATE not available on Win9x PinmemberRobert Edward Caldecott24-Jun-04 6:36 
GeneralRe: PS_ALTERNATE not available on Win9x PinmemberMaxHacker24-Jun-04 8:07 

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