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Posted 27 Aug 2003

A cool GDI pattern brush tool with C++ source code

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A cool GDI pattern brush tool with C++ source code, You can create a new office xp style pattern fill mode quickly


This article shows how to use a pattern brush to give your application a similar look and feel, and it also includes a pattern brush bits tool, with this tool you can create a new style of pattern brush very quickly.

How to use it

The steps for usage are as follows:

  • Run application brushtool.exe.
  • Click on the left design panel to draw a style, you can click >> button to preview the style.
  • Click copy button to copy the bits to clipboard.
  • Call the following code to use the pattern brush. (You can paste the brush bits to the red field)


WORD m_bitsBrush1[8] = { 0xee,0xed,0xeb,0xe7,0xef,0xff,0xff,0xff };

CBrush brush,*pOldbrush;
CBitmap bm;

LOGBRUSH logBrush;
logBrush.lbStyle = BS_PATTERN;
logBrush.lbHatch = (int) bm.GetSafeHandle();
logBrush.lbColor = RGB(0,0,0);

int savedc = dc.SaveDC();


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GeneralColor and Transparency Pin
foufou27-Apr-08 0:11
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GeneralReally a nice article Pin
SaRath <b21-May-06 19:28
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GeneralRe: Really a nice article Pin
joyjjjz25-Sep-08 17:20
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GeneralA little imagination goes a long way!! Pin
WREY29-Aug-03 16:51
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GeneralUsability suggestion Pin
YoSilver28-Aug-03 23:05
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GeneralRe: Usability suggestion Pin
ucc80129-Aug-03 0:09
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GeneralGreat tool! Pin
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GeneralRe: Great tool! Pin
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