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Looking around for some nice bitmap hover buttons, I just couldn't find what I was looking for.
In this case there are a couple of things you can do:
- Leave it.
- Buy it.
- Steal it.
- Get it for free.
- Start crying
- Do it yourself (and possibly share it.)
I found another hoverbutton class that uses
Using this method gave me some problems. I can't remember why, but it
did to me. So I thought why do it so difficult? MS has a nice API to handle hover states:
So here it is... The class. After a long thought i decided to call it:
I used some classes and information found elsewhere (thanks to the people for that).
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 "hoverbutton.h" file in your dialog class file.
- Rename the
CButton object type to
- Create a bitmap with three buttonstates: Up/Down/Hover. The pictures need
to be right next to each other.
The button will calculate it's own
size = (the width of the bitmap)/3.
You can use true color bitmaps here. See below for an example image.
- In the
OnInitDialog() load the bitmap with
- Set a tooltip with
- Compile and enjoy.