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Source code and project files for this sample can be found in the samples\gui\StaticText directory of the sample projects download.
COXStaticText class is a
CStatic derived class. The normal look of this control is similar to a static control: it just sets a text string. However, unlike the MFC's
CStatic, this class allows a user to give that text a special appearance.
- Change the text color and background color
- Set and get the text font and attributes
- Draw 3D text (embossed text)
- Draw 3D text (offset in pixels)
- Scroll text in any direction
- Set and get scrolling speed (in pixels per second)
- Draw text at an angle
- Draw ellipses at the beginning, end or middle of a text string
- Draw special borders: sunken, raised, flat line, dotted line
- Multi-threaded, consumes very little processor time when scrolling
- The appearance of the
COXStaticText control can be changed on the fly; a user can set any control property at any moment of time, and the result of this modification will be visible immediately
- Text scrolling is carried out by a separate worker thread
- The user can tune the text scrolling smoothness in order to minimize processor consumption
Create a static control on your
CDialog based resource and assign it an ID. Using the Class Wizard or Add Member Variable wizard, add a
CStatic member to the dialog class. Next, include the header OXStaticText.h, and change the
CStatic member in the
AXF_DATA section to a
COXStaticText object. You may want to set up some initial properties in your
LPTSTR psText = _T("Static Text");
int nTextHeight = 30;
m_StaticText.SetTextColor(RGB(0, 0, 0));
m_StaticText.SetBkColor(RGB(192, 192, 192));
Many other properties can be set as well, as outlined above. A complete class reference for the
COXStaticText class can be found in the Graphical User Interface | Static Controls section of the compiled HTML help documentation.
Initial CodeProject release August 2007.