Re: something about clipping in OnCustomdraw

".rhavin grobert" <>
Mon, 13 Oct 2008 05:53:24 -0700 (PDT)
On 12 Okt., 08:58, Joseph M. Newcomer <> wrote:

On Fri, 10 Oct 2008 15:48:51 -0700 (PDT), Malachy Moses <> wrote:

On Oct 10, 10:40 am, ".rhavin grobert" <> wrote:

On 10 Okt., 18:16, ".rhavin grobert" <> wrote:

On 10 Okt., 18:02, ".rhavin grobert" <> wrote:

hi folks;-)

the following snipped comes from a customdraw-fn in a slider. As y=


can see, i draw my own thumb and want to set some text in the cont=



class SHTC_API CQSlider : public CSliderCtrl
        virtual ~CQSlider();

        // ... other stuff ... //

        // set sliders text, may contain '%d' (or %x...) f=

or value

        void QTitleSet(LPCTSTR szTitle);

        afx_msg void OnCustomdraw(NMHDR* pNMHDR, LRESULT* =




        void _DrawThumb(NMCUSTOMDRAW& nmcd);
        void _DrawText(NMCUSTOMDRAW& nmcd);

        CString m_scTitle;




void CQSlider::OnCustomdraw(NMHDR* pNMHDR, LRESULT* pResult)

        switch (nmcd.dwDrawStage)
        case CDDS_PREPAINT:
                *pResult = CDRF_NOTIFYITEMDRAW |=



                switch (nmcd.dwItemSpec)
                case TBCD_TICS:
                        *pResult = CDRF_=


                case TBCD_THUMB:
                        *pResult = CDRF_=


                case TBCD_CHANNEL:
                        *pResult = CDRF_=



        case CDDS_POSTPAINT:

                *pResult = CDRF_DODEFAULT;




void CQSlider::_DrawText(NMCUSTOMDRAW& nmcd)
        CDC* pDC = CDC::FromHandle(nmcd.hdc);

        CRect rcClient;

        CString scText;
        scText.Format(m_scTitle, GetPos());
        pDC->DrawText(scText, rcClient, DT_CENTER | DT_BOT=





the problem is: first time (initial, get focus), the text is drawn
correctly, but then, when moving the slider, everything except =


thumb gets clipped, so pDC->SelectClipRgn(NULL) seems to dont do
anything at all.

any suggestions welcome,


oh and i should add that pDC->SelectClipRgn(NULL) returns SIMPLEREGI=


but shouldnt it return NULLREGION !?

played with SetBoundsRect(), but that doesnt help either;-/- Hide quot=

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I'm not certain that this will help, but I recommend two changes:
Surround your work with the DC with calls to SaveDC and RestoreDC, and
call CDC::Detach before exiting. So:



void CQSlider::_DrawText(NMCUSTOMDRAW& nmcd)
       CDC* pDC = CDC::FromHandle(nmcd.hdc);

       int iSaveDC = pDC->SaveDC();

       CRect rcClient;

       CString scText;
       scText.Format(m_scTitle, GetPos());
       pDC->DrawText(scText, rcClient, DT_CENTER | DT_BOTTOM |

        pDC->RestoreDC( iSaveDC );


The Detach is not required. There is no call on a destructor when a CDC*=

 leaves scope.

Joseph M. Newcomer [MVP]
MVP Tips:

....and the SaveDC()/RestoreDC() doesnt help either. So there is is
still the problem of clipping. *MAY* it be that the hdc i get in
NMCUSTOMDRAW is some kind of memory-dc and that my work is clipped
because just a certain part is bitblt'ed into screen? but that leaves
the question why a simple ::SelectClipRgn(nmcd.hdc, NULL) returns
SIMPLEREGION instead of the expected NULLREGION.

Any enlightenment highly appreciated,

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