Translate Window Style to strings

In many cases, the programmer needs to understand what a value means. It's about window styles. For him 0x500000C2 means nothing as window styles. Of course, Spy++ solve this problem, but you must lookup for a window with that styles. It's easy, to drag a cursor over the window, and then windows style can be founded from one of the properties pages. Spy++ do not recognize the latest styles of some windows. For sample let take a header control with styles set to 0x500000C2. Spy++ will give you the styles WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE | HDS_HORZ | HDS_BUTTONS | 0xC0. It's right. What 0xC0 represent. The 0xC0 style's sysheader32 control represent HDS_DRAGDROP | HDS_FULLDRAG. So, I designed a short class for translate style, extended styles, and class styles to strings. Let's see a short snippet code for using this class:
CTranslateWindowStyle tws;		// declare a tws member for translation styles

tws.SetStyle(pWnd);			// prepare a styles of window pWnd for translate
CString sStyles = tws.Translate();	// In sStyle will be retrieve the string as window style.

tws.SetExStyle(pWnd);
CString sExStyles = tws.Translate();	// in sExStyles, will have the extended window style.

tws.SetClassStyle(pWnd);
CString sClassStyles = tws.Translate();	// in sClassStyles, will have the class window style.

Translate(), public function of CTranslateWindowStyle class, will translate the latest styles set (by calling one of the following functions: SetStyle, SetExStyle, SetClassStyle.) as normal, extended, class window style.
If you have a new window control, you can add your own style. Just see into the header file of CTranslateWindowStyle class.

Download demo project - 46KB

Download source - 5KB

Date Posted: 09/29/98


Comments

  • The project files are not complete!

    Posted by Legacy on 11/19/1998 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Ming

    Hi,

    I like your this cool work. But when I want to build the project,
    I found that there were not FloorObject.cpp, FloorPageObject.cpp
    and FloorWnd.cpp in your Zip file.

    Would you please add them again?

    Reply
Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.

Top White Papers and Webcasts

  • The growing importance of data to modern enterprises requires a strategic approach that properly aligns the cost of backup and recovery with the value of data and the ability to restore data with minimal disruption to the business. However, data backup is meaningless if a business can't efficiently recover the data and continue normal operations. Read this white paper to learn the value of employing best practices and best-in-class technology and service providers in order to avoid committing the ten deadly …

  • Discover how to quickly remediate aggressive security threats. Read this report from Forrester Research and get the facts about new automated compliance processes and how they will reduce your organization's vulnerability and risk. Learn to: Adopt a set of cyber "Rules of Engagement" Define the appropriate response through the "Response Index" Create actionable response metrics Ensure multiple levels of audit and reinforcement Plus, find out how to better align security and operations teams and put the …

Most Popular Programming Stories

More for Developers

RSS Feeds

Thanks for your registration, follow us on our social networks to keep up-to-date