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Set style for button

Hi all,
I want to change the style of a button. But I don't know how to do it.
For example, I have already a button OK on form. I want to add these styles
to this button (WS_CHILD || WS_VISIBLE || WS_CLIPSIBLINGS || WS_TABSTOP ||
BS_FLAT).

What should I do now?
All help will be appreciated.
rca.
Nov 11 '06 #1
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On 11/11/2006 in message
<96**********************************@microsoft.co mrongchaua wrote:
>Hi all,
I want to change the style of a button. But I don't know how to do it.
For example, I have already a button OK on form. I want to add these styles
to this button (WS_CHILD || WS_VISIBLE || WS_CLIPSIBLINGS || WS_TABSTOP ||
BS_FLAT).

What should I do now?
All help will be appreciated.
rca.
Is this in C#?

If so the visible, flat style and tab stop are available in the properties
window and WS_CHILD is standard. I can't remember what WS_CLIPSIBLINGS does.

--
Jeff Gaines
Nov 11 '06 #2
Here is the list of window style

The following styles can be specified wherever a window style is required.
After the control has been created, these styles cannot be modified, except
as noted.

Constants

WS_BORDER
Creates a window that has a thin-line border.

WS_CAPTION
Creates a window that has a title bar (includes the WS_BORDER style).

WS_CHILD
Creates a child window. A window with this style cannot have a menu bar.
This style cannot be used with the WS_POPUP style.

WS_CHILDWINDOW
Same as the WS_CHILD style.

WS_CLIPCHILDREN
Excludes the area occupied by child windows when drawing occurs within the
parent window. This style is used when creating the parent window.

WS_CLIPSIBLINGS
Clips child windows relative to each other; that is, when a particular child
window receives a WM_PAINT message, the WS_CLIPSIBLINGS style clips all other
overlapping child windows out of the region of the child window to be
updated. If WS_CLIPSIBLINGS is not specified and child windows overlap, it is
possible, when drawing within the client area of a child window, to draw
within the client area of a neighboring child window.

WS_DISABLED
Creates a window that is initially disabled. A disabled window cannot
receive input from the user. To change this after a window has been created,
use EnableWindow.

WS_DLGFRAME
Creates a window that has a border of a style typically used with dialog
boxes. A window with this style cannot have a title bar.

WS_GROUP
Specifies the first control of a group of controls. The group consists of
this first control and all controls defined after it, up to the next control
with the WS_GROUP style. The first control in each group usually has the
WS_TABSTOP style so that the user can move from group to group. The user can
subsequently change the keyboard focus from one control in the group to the
next control in the group by using the direction keys.
You can turn this style on and off to change dialog box navigation. To
change this style after a window has been created, use SetWindowLong.
WS_HSCROLL
Creates a window that has a horizontal scroll bar.

WS_ICONIC
Creates a window that is initially minimized. Same as the WS_MINIMIZE style.

WS_MAXIMIZE
Creates a window that is initially maximized.

WS_MAXIMIZEBOX
Creates a window that has a maximize button. Cannot be combined with the
WS_EX_CONTEXTHELP style. The WS_SYSMENU style must also be specified.

WS_MINIMIZE
Creates a window that is initially minimized. Same as the WS_ICONIC style.

WS_MINIMIZEBOX
Creates a window that has a minimize button. Cannot be combined with the
WS_EX_CONTEXTHELP style. The WS_SYSMENU style must also be specified.

WS_OVERLAPPED
Creates an overlapped window. An overlapped window has a title bar and a
border. Same as the WS_TILED style.

WS_OVERLAPPEDWINDOW
Creates an overlapped window with the WS_OVERLAPPED, WS_CAPTION, WS_SYSMENU,
WS_THICKFRAME, WS_MINIMIZEBOX, and WS_MAXIMIZEBOX styles. Same as the
WS_TILEDWINDOW style.

WS_POPUP
Creates a pop-up window. This style cannot be used with the WS_CHILD style.

WS_POPUPWINDOW
Creates a pop-up window with WS_BORDER, WS_POPUP, and WS_SYSMENU styles. The
WS_CAPTION and WS_POPUPWINDOW styles must be combined to make the window menu
visible.

WS_SIZEBOX
Creates a window that has a sizing border. Same as the WS_THICKFRAME style.

WS_SYSMENU
Creates a window that has a window menu on its title bar. The WS_CAPTION
style must also be specified.

WS_TABSTOP
Specifies a control that can receive the keyboard focus when the user
presses the TAB key. Pressing the TAB key changes the keyboard focus to the
next control with the WS_TABSTOP style.
You can turn this style on and off to change dialog box navigation. To
change this style after a window has been created, use SetWindowLong.
WS_THICKFRAME
Creates a window that has a sizing border. Same as the WS_SIZEBOX style.

WS_TILED
Creates an overlapped window. An overlapped window has a title bar and a
border. Same as the WS_OVERLAPPED style.

WS_TILEDWINDOW
Creates an overlapped window with the WS_OVERLAPPED, WS_CAPTION, WS_SYSMENU,
WS_THICKFRAME, WS_MINIMIZEBOX, and WS_MAXIMIZEBOX styles. Same as the
WS_OVERLAPPEDWINDOW style.

WS_VISIBLE
Creates a window that is initially visible.
This style can be turned on and off by using ShowWindow or SetWindowPos.
WS_VSCROLL
Creates a window that has a vertical scroll bar.
Link :
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...ndowStyles.asp
Nov 12 '06 #3
On 12/11/2006 in message
<FC**********************************@microsoft.co mrongchaua wrote:
>WS_CLIPCHILDREN
Excludes the area occupied by child windows when drawing occurs within the
parent window. This style is used when creating the parent window.
Thanks for the reminder, C# does that automatically, it's probably the
default.

--
Jeff Gaines
Nov 12 '06 #4
Hi Jeff,
WS_CLIPSIBLINGS is what I want to set. This option isn't default. When we
set this option for a button, a button will be hide. But he can receive an
event button click.

rca.

"Jeff Gaines" wrote:
On 12/11/2006 in message
<FC**********************************@microsoft.co mrongchaua wrote:
WS_CLIPCHILDREN
Excludes the area occupied by child windows when drawing occurs within the
parent window. This style is used when creating the parent window.

Thanks for the reminder, C# does that automatically, it's probably the
default.

--
Jeff Gaines
Nov 12 '06 #5
On 12/11/2006 in message
<97**********************************@microsoft.co mrongchaua wrote:
>Hi Jeff,
WS_CLIPSIBLINGS is what I want to set. This option isn't default. When we
set this option for a button, a button will be hide. But he can receive an
event button click.
Do you need to set it on the button or the button's parent control then?

I suspect you'll need to use the API (SendMessage) but I have not needed
to do it!

--
Jeff Gaines
Nov 12 '06 #6
You could also create a subclass of button and override the CreateParams
property.
Nov 13 '06 #7

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