Placing A Bitmap In The PropertySheet Button Area

I was recently asked to write an application for a company that wanted their logo on every single window in the program. As the application grew there became less and less space for a company bitmap logo within some of the tabbed-dialog boxes. Due to this I decided to see if I could place the bitmap logo in the PropertySheet area that is normally only used by the the OK, Cancel and Apply buttons. The picture below shows what I achived...

To do this is quite easy.

1. Firstly create a subclass of CPropertySheet called CMyPropertySheet.

2. Override the WM_PAINT message by creating an OnPaint() member function for CMyPropertySheet, and paste the follwing code into it.

CBitmap bmp, *poldbmp;
CDC memdc;
CRect rect;
//Load the bitmap resource 

//Create a compatible memory DC

//Select the bitmap into the DC
poldbmp = memdc.SelectObject(&bmp);//bmp

//Get size of PropertySheet

//Copy (BitBlt) bitmap from memory DC to screen DC
dc.BitBlt(left, rect.bottom - lower, w, h, &memdc, 0, 0, SRCCOPY);


The dc.BitBlt places a w pixel wide by h pixel high image left pixels away from the left hand edge, and lower pixels away from the bottom of the PropertySheet. Change these values as you see fit.

3. #include "MyPropertSheet.h" in the calling dialog that you wish to use the new property page in.

4. Add PropertyPages to the PropertySheet and call it, e.g.....

    CMyPropertySheet sheet("Personnel Details");
CPerFildlg perfildlgPage;
CAddDetdlg adddetdlgPage;
CDelDetdlg deldetdlgPage;



More advanced code for drawing bitmaps / DIBs which also uses palettes may be found on this site.

Download source - 1KB

Date Posted: 05/04/98


  • Overriding the OK and Cancel Buttons

    Posted by Legacy on 11/02/2000 12:00am

    Originally posted by: David Ishmael

    Is there a way to remove the focus of the OK and Cancel buttons?

  • Any way to put the bitmap on the default buttons?

    Posted by Legacy on 04/25/2000 12:00am

    Originally posted by: K Parthasarathy


    Is there any way to put the bitmap images to the default buttons like OK , Next , Cancel and others given by the propertysheet

  • Any way to put the Bitmap in the main Property Page area?

    Posted by Legacy on 11/24/1999 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Chris Fasulo

    I am looking for a way to put Bitmaps in the main area of the Property Page background. So that the bitmap image is the background for the property page.

  • CListCtrl::GetHeaderCtrl()

    Posted by Legacy on 05/14/1999 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Sam Hobbs

    CListCtrl::GetHeaderCtrl() seems to be new for VC6. I cannot find it in VC5 documentation or MFC source browser dtat, but I find it in the VC6 documentation in MSDN. Has anyone looked to see if it uses one of the techniques dexcribed here?

  • Little modification

    Posted by Legacy on 12/03/1998 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Catalin Hatmanu

    The line :
    dc.BitBlt(left, rect.bottom - lower, w, h, &memdc, 0, 0, SRCCOPY);
    can be replaced with:
    dc.BitBlt(left, rect.bottom - h - lower, w, h, &memdc, 0, 0, SRCCOPY);

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