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    Buttons and Regions

    I am using Regions(HRGN) to create irregular buttons but this doesn't work. Can anybody explain why?

    Mitesh.

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    Re: Buttons and Regions

    Dear Mitesh,

    I have done similar thing by the following method.

    I have subclassed CButton to CBMButton. I have defined a variable for CBMButton with name pRgn as pointer to CRgn. I have also defined a function SetRgn which takes address of a CRgn variable as its argument.

    Code:
    // Implementation
    public:
    	CRgn* pRgn;
    	void SetRgn(CRgn&);
    	virtual ~CBMButton();
    For implementation, I have used the virtual functions DrawItem and PreCreateWindow of CButton. Those functions and the function SetRgn are as given below.

    Code:
    BOOL CBMButton::PreCreateWindow(CREATESTRUCT& cs) 
    {
    	// TODO: Add your specialized code here and/or call the base class
    	// Sets style as Owner Draw
    	cs.style |= BS_OWNERDRAW;
    	// Sets default region as null
    	pRgn = NULL;
    	return CButton::PreCreateWindow(cs);
    }
    
    void CBMButton::DrawItem(LPDRAWITEMSTRUCT lpDrawItemStruct) 
    {
    	// TODO: Add your code to draw the specified item
    	if (pRgn)
    	{
    		SelectClipRgn(lpDrawItemStruct->hDC, HRGN(*pRgn));
    		SetWindowRgn(HRGN(*pRgn), TRUE);
    	}
    }
    
    void CBMButton::SetRgn(CRgn& rgn)
    {
    	// If region is already defined, resets it
    	if (pRgn)
    		delete pRgn;
    	pRgn = new CRgn;
    
    	// Copies region to Button Region
    	if (pRgn && pRgn->CreateRectRgn(0, 0, 0, 0))
    		if (pRgn->CopyRgn(&rgn) != NULLREGION)
    		{
    			// Offsets button region to button origin
    			CRect R;
    			pRgn->GetRgnBox(R);
    			pRgn->OffsetRgn(-R.left, -R.top);
    
    			// Positions & sizes button according to its region
    			MoveWindow(R.left, R.top, R.Width(), R.Height());
    			Invalidate();
    		}
    }
    If painting is required than the default gray background or if bitmap has to be displayed, it can be done by properly coding the function DrawItem.

    Please note that the region has to be translated to its zero origin before setting as window region of CButton.

    I have created the button in the view and set its region immediately after creation.

    Please rate this post, if it has been useful to you.

    Best luck.
    Pravin.
    07-10-2004.

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    Re: Buttons and Regions

    Thank you for the valuable code and information

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