For many years I have used Chris Maunder's excellent Hyperlink control. Recently I needed a hyperlink that would send a notification to the parent dialog. So I started by adding this feature, and then I found that I had added other features too. Here is a list of the new features:
- Parent notification - the parent window is optionally sent a notification message.
- New browser window - you can optionally tell the browser to open a new window (same as if you had held down SHIFT key).
- Background color - you can override default background color and set your own.
- Disable tooltip - you can optionally disable tooltips for the hyperlink. This makes sense where the hyperlink only sends a notification to the parent window, but does not navigate.
- Disable URL - optionally disable the URL. Again, this makes sense where the hyperlink only sends a notification to the parent window.
- Dynamic resizing - you can set new window text at any time and now the control will be resized.
- Use of
IDC_HAND - the MFC hand cursor is used when it is available, before defaulting to the cursor from Winhelp.
GoToURL() is now static - now you can say
XHYPERLINK_REPORT_ERROR define - by default this symbol is not defined, which will remove all the strings and message box from
- Resource leak fixed - added
DestroyCursor(m_hLinkCursor) that was suggested by Geert Delmeiren.
How to use
XHyperLink() into your app, you first need to add following files to your project:
Then use the resource editor to add a static control to your dialog, and use Class Wizard to attach a member variable to that control. Note that when adding the static control, you must name it something other than
Next, include the header file XHyperLink.h in the dialog's header file. Then replace the
CStatic definition with
CXHyperLink. Now you are ready to start using
The XHyperLinkTest.exe demo shows how to use
CXHyperLink. The first hyperlink sends an email:
The next hyperlink sends a notification to the parent dialog:
and the dialog displays a message box:
The last hyperlink shows how the text and URL may be dynamically changed:
- Version 1.0 - 2003 October 17
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I attended St. Michael's College of the University of Toronto, with the intention of becoming a priest. A friend in the University's Computer Science Department got me interested in programming, and I have been hooked ever since.
Recently, I have moved to Los Angeles where I am doing consulting and development work.
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