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[solved] Subclass label(static text) to avoid flickering


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I subclassed a label(static text) control to avoid text flicking,

and dealed with WM_SETTEXT of label's message,

however, the bitblt function didn't work.

Thank you. Attachment is the c++ source.

//label's subclass wndProc
char szBuf[512]={0};
HDC hdc, hdcMem;
if(message == WM_SETTEXT) {
strcpy(szBuf, (char *)lParam);
lParam = 0;
hdc = GetDC(hLabel);
hdcMem = CreateCompatibleDC(hdc);
SetTextColor(hdcMem, RGB(255,0,0));
TextOut(hdcMem, 0, 0, szBuf, strlen(szBuf));
BitBlt(hdc, 0, 0, 300, 300, hdcMem, 0, 0, SRCCOPY);
ReleaseDC(hLabel, hdc);
return 0;


Edited by alaphate
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I don't know about the flicker... Maybe you should handle the WM_CTLCOLORSTATIC message.

Look here for an example of how to do that...


Mr. eXoDia

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Mr. eXoDia,

Thank you for the example, WM_CTLCOLORSTATIC is used to change

Static Text or readonly Edit Box's font color and background.

To avoid text blinking when it is updated very frequently, double buffer HDC

should be used.

The problem is that I couldn't make BitBlt take effect.

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If I select a bitmap to hdcMem and draw text on it, BitBlt will work.

It's resolved :cowboy:

Edited by alaphate
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