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Creating a true dotted pen

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

Introduction

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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MaxHacker
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United States United States
Industrial strength automation programmer;

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Comments and Discussions

 
GeneralMy vote of 5 Pin
nv317-Jul-12 5:46
membernv317-Jul-12 5:46 
GeneralAnother suggestion Pin
Franz Brunner27-Sep-04 4:58
memberFranz Brunner27-Sep-04 4:58 
GeneralRe: Another suggestion Pin
Alexandre GRANVAUD4-Apr-06 4:25
memberAlexandre GRANVAUD4-Apr-06 4:25 
GeneralIncorrect parameter Pin
Robert Edward Caldecott24-Jun-04 5:40
memberRobert Edward Caldecott24-Jun-04 5:40 
GeneralPS_ALTERNATE not available on Win9x Pin
Robert Edward Caldecott24-Jun-04 5:36
memberRobert Edward Caldecott24-Jun-04 5:36 
GeneralRe: PS_ALTERNATE not available on Win9x Pin
MaxHacker24-Jun-04 7:07
memberMaxHacker24-Jun-04 7:07 

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