"Tom Serface" <>
Fri, 5 Dec 2008 08:43:17 -0800
That's what I was thinking too. If these are to persist beyond the DrawItem
function they would need to be members of the dialog object at least.


"AliR (VC++ MVP)" <AliR@online.nospam> wrote in message

Are you really creating your x and y variables on the stack?


"none" <none@none.none> wrote in message


I derived a control from CStatic. I override PreSubclassWindow() like
to add the SS_OWNERDRAW style:

  void CMyStatic::PreSubclassWindow()

     ModifyStyle(0, SS_OWNERDRAW);

The only other override is the CMyStatic::DrawItem() method, where I do
actual drawing. What I find is that if I do this:

  RECT some_rect_1, some_rect_2;
  CMyStatic x, y;

  // (Initialize the rects...)

  x.Create("Text", WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE | SS_CENTER, some_rect_1, this);
  y.Create("Text", WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE | SS_RIGHT , some_rect_2, this);

The result is that x is created and draws correctly, but not y.
I find that CMyStatic::DrawItem() is never called for y! However, the
y.Create() function does not return failure, and neither do any other
common window functions, like y.SetWindowText("new text"), etc... but
nothing is ever drawn.

If I remove the SS_OWNERDRAW style, the right-aligned text is drawn, but
the font is strange and the behavior is not what I want.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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