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Function to load a bitmap on a dialog

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6 Apr 2006CPOL
Here is a function to load a bitmap on any dialog.

Sample Image - codepr.jpg


Here, I am introducing a function SBitdraw(CDC *pDC, UINT nIDResource, int i) to load any bitmap to a dialog. There are so many ways by which we can load a bitmap. Here, I am giving a function which you can just add to your project and get the result. No need to add any other header files or .cpp files.

Using the function

First, bring the bitmap to your project.

  1. Put the function SBitdraw() as a member function of your main dialog class. Example: bool CSBitDialogDlg::SBitdraw(CDC *pDC, UINT nIDResource, int i).
  2. Add Messagemap ON_WM_ERASEBKGND() using the MFC ClassWizard.
  3. Then, call SBitdraw() from OnEraseBkgnd(CDC* pDC) to load any bitmap on the dialog.
  4. (Or, you can call from anywhere, and then you use OnEraseBkgnd() and Invalidate() to force refreshing your dialog.

Parameters of the function::
SBitdraw(CDC *pDC, UINT nIDResource, int i);
1. pDC  take the device context obj.
2. nIDResource  is the ID of the bitmap.
3. Int i  will take integer 1-3  
   (1 for center, 2 for Stretch, And 3 for title) 
    to get how bitmap will load.
Function defination:
 bool SBitdraw(CDC *pDC, UINT nIDResource, int i) 
            CBitmap* m_bitmap;
            m_bitmap=new CBitmap();
                        return true;
    CRect rect;
            CDC dc;
            int bmw, bmh ;
            BITMAP bmap;
            bmw = bmap.bmWidth;
            bmh = bmap.bmHeight;
            int xo=0, yo=0;
            case 1:
            	pDC->StretchBlt(xo, yo, rect.Width(),
                                    rect.Height(), &dc,
                                    0, 0,bmw,bmh, SRCCOPY);
            case 2:
                if(bmw < rect.Width())
                    xo = (rect.Width() - bmw)/2;
                if(bmh < rect.Height())
                    yo = (rect.Height()-bmh)/2;
                pDC->BitBlt (xo, yo, rect.Width(),
                            rect.Height(), &dc,
                            0, 0, SRCCOPY);
             case 3:
                for (yo = 0; yo < rect.Height(); yo += bmh)
                    for (xo = 0; xo < rect.Width(); xo += bmw)
                        pDC->BitBlt (xo, yo, rect.Width(),
                                    rect.Height(), &dc,
                                    0, 0, SRCCOPY);
            return true;

Note: In my demo project, UserId & Password both are "trek". First login and then change the background.


This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)


About the Author

Saday Sarkar
Web Developer
India India
This is Saday Chand Sarkar , New in MFC world.
Working in Trek Technology Pte.Ltd.

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