Extended Use of CStatic Class

CLabel image Download Source Code and Example

Every wanted a static control that behaved like a Visual Basic(yuk!) label control? Well this could be just the thing you might be looking for. The first cut version of this MFC extension class will allow you to change the text, font attributes (weight, underline, size, name), text color, background color and border style.

I've called the simple class CLabel and is simple to use in dialog boxes, just follow this simple instructions.

  1. Design the dialog box in the normal why.
  2. Create a OnInitDialog function using the class wizard.
  3. Add Label.cpp and Label.h to your project.
  4. #Include <label.h> in your dialog .cpp file.
  5. Any static controls that need enhancing, give each control a unique ID.
  6. Assign a member control (CLabel) to each ID using the class wizard.
  7. In OnInitDialog change a static controls appearing the functions provided. (See Label.h)

API of CLabel

CLabel& SetBkColor(COLORREF crBkgnd) Set the background colour of the control
CLabel& SetText(const CString& strText) Sets the text of the controls
CLabel& SetTextColor(COLORREF crText) Sets the text colour of the control
CLabel& SetFontBold(BOOL bBold) Toggles the state of the bold attribute of the text in the control
CLabel& SetFontName(const CString& strFont) The the fonts face name in the control
CLabel& SetFontUnderline(BOOL bSet) Toggles the state of the underline font attribute of the control
CLabel& SetFontItalic(BOOL bSet) Toggles the state of the italic font attribute of the control
CLabel& SetFontSize(int nSize) Sets the fonts size in points.
CLabel& SetSunken(BOOL bSet) Toggles the state of the sunken attribue of the control
CLabel& SetBorder(BOOL bSet) Toggles the state of the borders attribute
CLabel& FlashText(BOOL bSet) Toggles the state of the text flashing attribute
CLabel& FlashBackground(BOOL bSet) Toggles the state of the text flashing attribute
CLabel& SetLink(BOOL bLink) Toggles the state of the link attribute (allows label to become internet link)
CLabel& SetLinkCursor(HCURSOR hCursor) Sets the cursor for the link.

Example of CLabel



Last Updated: May 30 1998


  • Well done

    Posted by Mischo on 05/27/2014 11:45pm

    Thanks! This class really extends and simplifies working with a text :-)

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  • thanks

    Posted by vlongsoft on 09/06/2005 11:28pm

    Thank you very much!

  • Static control in dlg

    Posted by Legacy on 01/21/2004 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Ranjith George

    Hi all,
    Can I delete the static control and create it during run time ?? Please tell me the function for doing this operation ???

  • pCLabel->Create RedrawWindow()

    Posted by Legacy on 11/18/2003 12:00am

    Originally posted by: francovics

    Just a minor comment, when creating CLabel objects in your initdialog() function like

    CLabel* pLabel = new CLabel;

    you have to blank out the RedrawWindow function in the Label.ccp code...

  • Its nice

    Posted by Legacy on 09/16/2003 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Arbind Yadav


    Really ,it is good attempt.

    Arbind Yadav

  • thanks

    Posted by Legacy on 05/15/2003 12:00am

    Originally posted by: mehmet Erdem

    I am actually a unix programmer, very new in mfc thus...This was what i was looking for days, thank you very much.

  • thanks

    Posted by Legacy on 04/01/2003 12:00am

    Originally posted by: jkusa

    thanks for the nice help

  • cannot assign CLabel to static control thru the class wizard

    Posted by Legacy on 03/26/2003 12:00am

    Originally posted by: ahmoy law

    i hav copied the CLabel.cpp and CLabel.h into my own project. but then i cannot assign CLabel to static control using class wizard in the member variables section. strangely, in the downloaded project, the option given to me is CLabel and CStatic.

    Thanks in advance,
    ahmoy law

  • Static

    Posted by Legacy on 01/03/2003 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Wei

    Thanks. Test.

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