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.

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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
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