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6 Aug 2002
XP style button control for all version of windows.

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Here is an XP-style Button. It works on all windows OSs: 95/98/Me/NT/W2K/XP. No subclassing, etc. is needed to use this control - it's just a plain simple button control. This code is a modified form of the OCX code I recently saw on codeguru. The button code was for an ActiveX control. I created this CButton derived class with latest Microsoft's sponsored CCP technology (Cut-Copy-Paste).

How to Use It?

  • In your resource editor, create a button and set the 'owner draw' property.
  • Use classwizard to create a CButton object in your dialog.
  • Include the "xpbutton.h" file in your dialog class file.
  • Rename the CButton object type to CXPButton.
  • Compile and enjoy.


  • 7th August, 2002 - Updated download


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Shrishail Rana
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Comments and Discussions

QuestionProblems compiling with VS2012 Pin
merano21-Apr-13 5:33
membermerano21-Apr-13 5:33 
AnswerRe: Problems compiling with VS2012 Pin
VincyChan21-Dec-14 15:10
professionalVincyChan21-Dec-14 15:10 
QuestionWhat about the non rounded frame around the button? Pin
agua28-Apr-09 10:57
memberagua28-Apr-09 10:57 
Generalgreat work Pin
ibrahim_8428-Jul-08 23:53
memberibrahim_8428-Jul-08 23:53 
Generalapologies Pin
MKMA23-Nov-07 3:37
memberMKMA23-Nov-07 3:37 
Generalproblem if init dialog is used Pin
MKMA23-Nov-07 3:22
memberMKMA23-Nov-07 3:22 
QuestionWho has the CXPEdit? Pin
aimar26623-Apr-06 4:10
memberaimar26623-Apr-06 4:10 
GeneralNice Pin
Alton Williams29-Jun-05 3:21
memberAlton Williams29-Jun-05 3:21 
GeneralToolTips Pin
paramecula16-Mar-05 2:19
memberparamecula16-Mar-05 2:19 
nice buttons, but when I convert my existing ones to XPButtons, the tooltips which worked previously when hovering over the buttons, no longer work. Is there a way to fix this ?

Generallittle bug Pin
HarborHu3-Mar-05 19:39
memberHarborHu3-Mar-05 19:39 
GeneralRe: little bug Pin
KiwiDi12-Apr-05 21:09
memberKiwiDi12-Apr-05 21:09 
GeneralRe: little bug Pin
v1ncent1-Jun-05 11:11
memberv1ncent1-Jun-05 11:11 
QuestionWhat bout other Controls... Pin
Manoj Singh K18-Jan-05 19:18
memberManoj Singh K18-Jan-05 19:18 
GeneralInvisible Pin
Member 6808284-Jul-04 7:24
memberMember 6808284-Jul-04 7:24 
GeneralFix For Font example, chinese. Pin
anonymousafsdfasd15-May-04 3:58
sussanonymousafsdfasd15-May-04 3:58 
GeneralFix For Font example, chinese. Pin
Anonymous15-May-04 3:58
memberAnonymous15-May-04 3:58 
GeneralLittle BUG fix Pin
Ivo Wubbels23-Apr-04 1:31
memberIvo Wubbels23-Apr-04 1:31 
Generalnice going. Pin
t2di4u28-Jan-04 19:11
membert2di4u28-Jan-04 19:11 
GeneralWhy there is no XP-style Edit Pin
Eureka Jim16-Dec-03 13:44
memberEureka Jim16-Dec-03 13:44 
QuestionHow can I set the button colors? Pin
Bobboots22-Aug-03 10:36
memberBobboots22-Aug-03 10:36 
Generalhwo can i set icon Pin
liquidsnake18329-Apr-03 8:28
memberliquidsnake18329-Apr-03 8:28 
QuestionWhat about xp titlebar? Pin
anon1231-Mar-03 10:46
memberanon1231-Mar-03 10:46 
QuestionHow can I get change the font on the CXPButton? Pin
Jaltair13-Feb-03 14:58
memberJaltair13-Feb-03 14:58 
AnswerRe: How can I get change the font on the CXPButton? Pin
jerry0davis14-Feb-03 0:51
groupjerry0davis14-Feb-03 0:51 
GeneralRe: How can I get change the font on the CXPButton? Pin
Jaltair18-Feb-03 6:04
memberJaltair18-Feb-03 6:04 

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Posted 28 Jul 2002


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