Star Wars Credits ControlCStarWarsCtrl

This is an attempt to create a control which looks like the credits of the Star Wars movies. I've used a few simple GDI functions to establish this effect: Ellipse() for the stars in the background and StretchBlt() for scrolling text. The control is devired from CStatic.

Here is how you use this class:

  1. Insert the .h and .cpp files into your project.
  2. Add a static control into your dialog resource.
  3. Add a member variable for that static control.
  4. Modify the variable declaration.
  5. Change this:

    CStatic m_StarWarsCtrl;

    To this:

    CStarWarsCtrl m_StarWarsCtrl; 
  6. In your InitDialog message handler set the speed and add some text. Use these member functions:
  7. m_StarWarsCtrl.SetStarSpeed(30);
    m_StarWarsCtrl.SetScrollSpeed(2);
    m_StarWarsCtrl.AddTextLine("A long time ago");
    m_StarWarsCtrl.AddTextLine("");
    m_StarWarsCtrl.AddTextLine("in a galaxy far far away");
    m_StarWarsCtrl.AddTextLine("");
    m_StarWarsCtrl.AddTextLine("this application was programmed by");
    m_StarWarsCtrl.AddTextLine("");
    m_StarWarsCtrl.AddTextLine("Pablo van der Meer");
    m_StarWarsCtrl.AddTextLine("");
    

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Downloads

Download demo executable - 8 Kb
Download source - 15 Kb