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Yet Another Transparent Static Control

, 14 Dec 2004 CPOL
Two other methods of making a transparent static control.
// TransStaticSample6Dlg.cpp : implementation file
//

#include "stdafx.h"
#include "TransStaticSample6.h"
#include "TransStaticSample6Dlg.h"

#ifdef _DEBUG
#define new DEBUG_NEW
#undef THIS_FILE
static char THIS_FILE[] = __FILE__;
#endif

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
// CAboutDlg dialog used for App About

class CAboutDlg : public CDialog
{
public:
	CAboutDlg();

// Dialog Data
	//{{AFX_DATA(CAboutDlg)
	enum { IDD = IDD_ABOUTBOX };
	//}}AFX_DATA

	// ClassWizard generated virtual function overrides
	//{{AFX_VIRTUAL(CAboutDlg)
	protected:
	virtual void DoDataExchange(CDataExchange* pDX);    // DDX/DDV support
	//}}AFX_VIRTUAL

// Implementation
protected:
	//{{AFX_MSG(CAboutDlg)
	//}}AFX_MSG
	DECLARE_MESSAGE_MAP()
};

CAboutDlg::CAboutDlg() : CDialog(CAboutDlg::IDD)
{
	//{{AFX_DATA_INIT(CAboutDlg)
	//}}AFX_DATA_INIT
}

void CAboutDlg::DoDataExchange(CDataExchange* pDX)
{
	CDialog::DoDataExchange(pDX);
	//{{AFX_DATA_MAP(CAboutDlg)
	//}}AFX_DATA_MAP
}

BEGIN_MESSAGE_MAP(CAboutDlg, CDialog)
	//{{AFX_MSG_MAP(CAboutDlg)
		// No message handlers
	//}}AFX_MSG_MAP
END_MESSAGE_MAP()

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
// CTransStaticSample6Dlg dialog

CTransStaticSample6Dlg::CTransStaticSample6Dlg(CWnd* pParent /*=NULL*/)
	: CDialog(CTransStaticSample6Dlg::IDD, pParent)
{
	//{{AFX_DATA_INIT(CTransStaticSample6Dlg)
		// NOTE: the ClassWizard will add member initialization here
	//}}AFX_DATA_INIT
	// Note that LoadIcon does not require a subsequent DestroyIcon in Win32
}

void CTransStaticSample6Dlg::DoDataExchange(CDataExchange* pDX)
{
	CDialog::DoDataExchange(pDX);
	//{{AFX_DATA_MAP(CTransStaticSample6Dlg)
	DDX_Control(pDX, IDC_STATIC2, m_MyStatic2);
	DDX_Control(pDX, IDC_STATIC1, m_MyStatic);
	//}}AFX_DATA_MAP
}

BEGIN_MESSAGE_MAP(CTransStaticSample6Dlg, CDialog)
	//{{AFX_MSG_MAP(CTransStaticSample6Dlg)
	ON_WM_TIMER()
	//}}AFX_MSG_MAP
END_MESSAGE_MAP()

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
// CTransStaticSample6Dlg message handlers

BOOL CTransStaticSample6Dlg::OnInitDialog()
{
	CDialog::OnInitDialog();
   
   SetTimer(100,500,NULL);
	
	return TRUE;  // return TRUE  unless you set the focus to a control
}


void CTransStaticSample6Dlg::OnTimer(UINT nIDEvent) 
{
static Counter = 0;
   
   if (Counter % 2)
   {
      m_MyStatic.SetWindowText("This is a test this is only a test");
      m_MyStatic2.SetWindowText("This string Should be long enough that you would notice the flicker, this is a test this is only a test if this was an actual emergancy the this would not have been a test");
   }
   else
   {
      m_MyStatic.SetWindowText("This string Should be long enough that you would notice the flicker, this is a test this is only a test if this was an actual emergancy the this would not have been a test");
      m_MyStatic2.SetWindowText("This is a test this is only a test");
   }
   Counter++;
	
	CDialog::OnTimer(nIDEvent);
}

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Ali Rafiee
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Ali Rafiee has been developing windows applications using C++ since 1991, and he hasn't looked back since. Ali has been a software development consultant for must of his career, but he has finally settled down and has been working for an educational software company since 2000. While he is not working, he is either learning C#, flying airplanes, playing with his daughter, or answering peoples question on newsgroups, he finds that to be a great learning tool for himself.
 
Ali is also a Microsoft Visual C++ MVP.

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