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CNewLabel : Advanced CStatic-Derived Class

  • July 29, 2000
  • By Mike Marquet
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This class (CNewLabel) is derived from CStatic and performs a lot of things that the CStatic class can not do:
  • Text colour
  • Background colour
  • Text background colour
  • Fonts
  • Multi line support with text justification
  • Link text (with or without cursor)
  • Text highlighting when mouse moves over static control
  • Centred background image (stretched or not with or without text)
  • Text rotation (00 - 900 - 1800 - 2700) (separated CTextRotator class)
  • Bevel lines support
  • Text flashing
  • Background flashing
  • Control tool tips (separated CControlToolTip class)

CNewLabel API

// Colour functions
//Set the background colour of the control.
CNewLabel& SetBkColor(COLORREF clr)          

//Set the text colour of the control.
CNewLabel& SetTextColor(COLORREF clr)        

//Set the background colour of the text background.
CNewLabel& SetTextBackColor(COLORREF clr)    

//Set the highlighting colour.
CNewLabel& SetHighLightColor(COLORREF clr)   

//Set the control to use the default background colour (COLOR_3DFACE).
CNewLabel& SetDefaultBkColor()               

//Set the control to use the default text colour (COLOR_WINDOWTEXT).
CNewLabel& SetDefaultTextColor()             

//Set the control to use the default text background colour (COLOR_3DFACE).
CNewLabel& SetDefaultTextBackColor()         



// Font functions
//Toggles the state of the bold attribute of the text in the control.
CNewLabel& SetFontBold(BOOL bSet)            

//Toggles the state of the italic font attribute of the control.
CNewLabel& SetFontItalic(BOOL bSet)          

//Toggles the state of the underline font attribute of the control.
CNewLabel& SetFontUnderline(BOOL bSet)       

//Sets the fonts face name.
CNewLabel& SetFontName(LPCTSTR lpszFaceName) 

//Sets the fonts size in points.
CNewLabel& SetFontSize(int iSize)            


// Other functions

//Toggles the state of the background flashing attribute.
CNewLabel& FlashBackground(BOOL bActivate,
                           UINT uiTime)      


//Toggles the state of the text flashing attribute.
CNewLabel& FlashText(BOOL bActivate,
                     UINT uiTime)            

 

//Set the text justification (see under for defines).
CNewLabel& SetAlignment(UINT uiAlign)        

//Set the text rotation angle (0, 90 , 180 or 270).
CNewLabel& SetAngle(UINT uiAngle)            

//Set (or remove) the background image.
CNewLabel& SetBackImage(UINT nID)            

//Toggles the state of the borders attribute.
CNewLabel& SetBorder(BOOL bSet)              

//Set the control cursor.
CNewLabel& SetCursor(HCURSOR hCursor)        

//Set the control cursor.
CNewLabel& SetCursor(UINT uiCursorID)        

//Toggles the state of the disabled attribute.
CNewLabel& SetDisabled(BOOL bSet)            

//Toggles the state of the link attribute.
CNewLabel& SetLink(BOOL bSet) 

//Sets the cursor for the link.
CNewLabel& SetLinkCursor(HCURSOR hCursor) 

//Sets the cursor for the link.
CNewLabel& SetLinkCursor(UINT uiCursorID) 

//Toggles the state of the lower case attribute.
CNewLabel& SetLowerCase(BOOL bSet) 

//Set the text of the control.
CNewLabel& SetText(LPCTSTR lpszText) 

//Set the tool tip position (0 = Over, 1 = Under, 2 = Above).
CNewLabel& SetToolTipPosition(int iPos) 

//Set the tool tip text.
CNewLabel& SetToolTipText(LPCTSTR lpszText) 

//Toggles the state of the sunken attribue of the control.
CNewLabel& SetSunken(BOOL bSet) 

//Toggles the state of the upper case attribute.
CNewLabel& SetUpperCase(BOOL bSet) 

//Toggles the state of the vertical text attribute.
CNewLabel& SetVerticalText(BOOL bSet) 

//Toggles the state how the tool tip must appear.
CNewLabel& ShowToolTipOnlyOnMouseClick(BOOL b) 

//Stretch or not the centred bitmap.
CNewLabel& StretchBitmap(BOOL bStrecth) 

//Display or not the bevel line.
CNewLabel& UseBevelLine(BOOL bUse) 

//Toggles the state of the highlighting mode.
CNewLabel& UseHighLighting(BOOL bUse) 

//Use tool tip or not.
CNewLabel& UseToolTip(BOOL bUse) 

//Use highlighting only with a filled tool tip.
CNewLabel& UseHighLightingOnlyWithMouseToolTip(BOOL b) 

//Use left mouse button for tool tip.
CNewLabel& UseLeftMouseButtonForToolTip(BOOL bUse) 

For GET functions, see source code!

Text justification defines:
  • HORZ_LEFT - For left justification
  • HORZ_CENTER - For horizontal center
  • HORZ_RIGHT - For right justification
  • VERT_TOP - For top justification
  • VERT_CENTER - For vertical center
  • VERT_BOTTOM - For bottom justification

Example of CNewLabel

m_NL_TextColor.SetTextColor(RGB(255,0,0));

  m_NL_BackgndColor.SetBkColor(RGB(255,255,0));
  m_NL_BackTextColor.SetTextBackColor(RGB(0,255,0));
  m_NL_BackTextColor.SetBkColor(RGB(255,255,0));

  m_NL_Angle0.SetAngle(0);
  m_NL_Angle90.SetAngle(90);
  m_NL_Angle180.SetAngle(180);
  m_NL_Angle270.SetAngle(270);

  m_NL_FontText.SetText("Font Text\n+Border");
  m_NL_FontText.SetFontBold(TRUE);
  m_NL_FontText.SetFontName("Times New Roman");
  m_NL_FontText.SetFontSize(20);
  m_NL_FontText.SetBorder(TRUE);

  m_NL_MultiLineText.SetText("Multi Line Text\nRight Aligned\nBottom "
                             "Aligned\nSunken effect");
  m_NL_MultiLineText.SetAlignment(CNewLabel::HORZ_RIGHT | CNewLabel::VERT_BOTTOM);
  m_NL_MultiLineText.SetSunken(TRUE);

  m_NL_FlashingText.FlashText(TRUE);
  m_NL_FlashBack.FlashBackground(TRUE, 600);

  m_NL_DisabledText.SetDisabled(TRUE);


  m_NL_LinkText.SetLink(TRUE);
  m_NL_LinkText.SetLinkCursor(IDC_HAND);
  m_NL_LinkText.SetTextColor(RGB(0,0,255));

  m_NL_HighLightingText.UseHighLighting(TRUE);
  m_NL_HighLightingText.SetHighLightColor(RGB(255,0,255));

  m_NL_TextWithToolTip1.UseToolTip(TRUE);
  m_NL_TextWithToolTip1.SetToolTipText("Tooltip text over control");
  m_NL_TextWithToolTip1.ShowToolTipOnlyOnMouseClick(FALSE);

  m_NL_TextWithToolTip2.UseToolTip(TRUE);
  m_NL_TextWithToolTip2.SetToolTipText("Tooltip text under control + highlighting");
  m_NL_TextWithToolTip2.SetToolTipPosition(1);
  m_NL_TextWithToolTip2.UseHighLighting(TRUE);
  m_NL_TextWithToolTip2.SetHighLightColor(RGB(255,0,255));

  m_NL_TextWithToolTip3.UseToolTip(TRUE);
  m_NL_TextWithToolTip3.SetToolTipText("Tooltip text above control + highlighting");
  m_NL_TextWithToolTip3.SetToolTipPosition(2);
  m_NL_TextWithToolTip3.UseLeftMouseButtonForToolTip(FALSE);
  m_NL_TextWithToolTip3.UseHighLighting(TRUE);
  m_NL_TextWithToolTip3.SetHighLightColor(RGB(255,0,255));

  m_NL_bevelTextRight.UseBevelLine(TRUE);

  m_NL_bevelTextCenter.UseBevelLine(TRUE);

  m_NL_bevelTextLeft.UseBevelLine(TRUE);

  m_NL_BevelTextTop.UseBevelLine(TRUE);
  m_NL_BevelTextTop.SetAngle(90);

  m_NL_BevelTextVCenter.UseBevelLine(TRUE);
  m_NL_BevelTextVCenter.SetAngle(90);

  m_NL_BevelTextBottom.UseBevelLine(TRUE);
  m_NL_BevelTextBottom.SetAngle(90);
  m_NL_BevelTextBottom.SetAlignment(CNewLabel::HORZ_LEFT | CNewLabel::VERT_BOTTOM);

  m_NL_VerticalText.SetVerticalText(TRUE);
  m_NL_VerticalText.SetUpperCase(TRUE);

  m_NL_BitmapWithoutText.SetBackImage(IDB_MIKE);
  m_NL_BitmapWithoutText.StretchBitmap(TRUE);

  m_NL_BitmapWithText.SetBackImage(IDB_MIKE);
  m_NL_BitmapWithText.SetTextColor(RGB(255,255,0));
  m_NL_BitmapWithText.SetAlignment(CNewLabel::HORZ_CENTER | CNewLabel::VERT_BOTTOM);
  m_NL_BitmapWithText.StretchBitmap(TRUE);

Downloads

Download demo project - 60 Kb
Download demo application (debug build) - 39 Kb






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