Tip-Static control like 'Outlook Today's Tip'

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Environment: VC6 SP2, NT4 SP5, CE 2.11, Windows Y2K

This Tip-Static control very smoothly show and hide Today's tip.
I think this control is so simple and useful.
Just use it!!


  1. Include TipStatic.cpp and TipStatic.h in your project.
  2. Create a new CTipStatic class object and just invoke Create function.
    	In your header file.
    	#include "TipStatic.cpp"
    	class CMyDialog : public CDialog
    	// Attributes
    		CTipStatic m_ctrTipStatic;
    	In your cpp file.
    	int CMyDialog::OnCreate(LPCREATESTRUCT lpCreateStruct) 
    		if (CDialog::OnCreate(lpCreateStruct) == -1)
    			return -1;
    			CRect(10,10, 100,120),this, IDC_TIP_STATIC);
    		return 0;
  3. Initialize CTipStatic class object by using AddTip(), SetSliderColor(), SetSliderMode().
    	BOOL CStaticTipDlg::OnInitDialog()
    		// TODO: Add extra initialization here
    		// Add Tip..
    		m_ctrTipStatic.AddTip("Hi\n Welcome to Cool-Tip Static!!\n\nSmile Seo");
    		m_ctrTipStatic.AddTip("Second.. Tip");
    		m_ctrTipStatic.AddTip("Third.. Tip");
    		return TRUE;  // return TRUE  unless you set the focus to a control
  4. Just call ShowNextTip() or ShowPrevTip().

Member Functions

Function prototype Description
void AddTip(CString strTip) Add tip-text to the CTipStatic
void SetSliderColor(COLORREF colSlider) If you use 'Slider', this 'colSlider' is wonderful effect just like 'Outlook today's tip'.
void SetSliderMode(BOOL bSlider) Use 'slider' mode on not

Ajou University C.C. 4th member.


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  • Bug

    Posted by danandu on 07/17/2007 02:57am

    "MemDC.h is not found" error appears during compilation after commenting this line, the code compiles and it works

  • Nice.

    Posted by Legacy on 01/23/2004 12:00am

    Originally posted by: sob

    Very useful.
    Did that all by yourself did you?
    Keep up the good work!

    Admin: Please filter out these kinds of tutorials.

  • Posted by Legacy on 07/29/2000 12:00am

    Originally posted by:


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