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CMatrixCtrl - Matrix Credits Control

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Description:

This is an attempt to create a control which looks a little bit like the credits of the Matrix movie. While it isn’t the greatest clone of the Matrix credits, it turned out really well. I decided that I wanted the text on the background to be readable as well, so I didn't use the Matrix font (although it might have looked more realistic that way). The control is derived from CWnd.

Usage:

Here is how you use this class:

  1. Insert the .h and .cpp files into your project.
  2. Add a static control into your dialog resource.
  3. Add a member variable for that static control.
  4. Modify the variable declaration.

  5. Change this:
    CStatic m_MatrixCtrl; 
    To this:
    CMatrixCtrl m_MatrixCtrl; 
  6. And finally in your InitDialog message handler set some text for the credits:
  7. m_MatrixCtrl.SetCredits("What is The Matrix?, This is The Matrix!, "
    		"Programmed by, Pablo van der Meer, Pablo Software Solutions, "
    		"http://www.pablovandermeer.nl");

Contacting the Author

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Revision history

  • 18th July 2002 - Initial revision.
  • 22th May 2002 - Control is now a little bit easier to use. Fixed initialization problem.

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