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CMatrixCtrl - Matrix Credits Control

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This is an attempt to create a control which looks a little bit like the credits of the Matrix movie.

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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.


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, "

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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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Pablo van der Meer
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Netherlands Netherlands
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AnswerUnicode problems Pin
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GeneralVisual Studio 2005 issues Pin
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GeneralVisual Studio 2005 Problems Pin
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QuestionVB Code? Pin
jmerencilla19-May-03 15:02
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GeneralSome more corrections for compiling in VC7 Pin
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Generalsome corrections for compiling in VC7 Pin
tom gee10-Aug-02 23:12
susstom gee10-Aug-02 23:12 
Great job you have done.

But in more than one case you directly assign an int value to CString
as following:

CString strTextOut = m_MatrixColumns[i].pItem[m_MatrixColumns[i].nCounter].character;

This will fail to compile in VC7. So I make some corrections as folling:

CString strTextOut;

there is another runtime check error .
int nStartColumn;
nStartColumn is used before assign any value.
I correct like this:

int nStartColumn =rand() % m_nCols;;
Generalsome corrections for compiling in VC7 Pin
Anonymous10-Aug-02 23:10
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GeneralThis is soooo cooool !! Pin
WREY6-Aug-02 11:55
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GeneralSpiderman control as a next project idea Pin
Nishant S19-Jul-02 4:53
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GeneralRe: Spiderman control as a next project idea Pin
Colin Davies19-Jul-02 21:58
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GeneralVery fine, but ASSERT in Debug Pin
Thomas Haase19-Jul-02 0:03
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GeneralRe: Very fine, but ASSERT in Debug Pin
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GeneralSuggestion Pin
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