Creating Shaped Windows

This code sample shows how to create shaped windows using the SetWindowRegion and CreatePolygonRgn WinAPI calls.


The code builds up an array of the Windows POINTAPI type to define the points of the shape (in this case a Christmas Tree), a Windows region is created using the CreatePolygonRgn call and then applied to the main window using the SetWindowRgn call.

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  • Question

    Posted by Legacy on 01/30/2002 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Feldor

    how would you make so when u first start the program it changes shape?

    • question

      Posted by raviraj on 04/27/2004 09:53am

      how to create a form dyanamically

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