Extended Use of CStatic Class

CLabel image Download Source Code and Example

Every wanted a static control that behaved like a Visual Basic(yuk!)
label control? Well this could be just the thing you might be looking for. The first cut
version of this MFC extension class will allow you to change the text, font attributes
(weight, underline, size, name), text color, background color and border style.

I’ve called the simple class CLabel and is simple to use in dialog
boxes, just follow this simple instructions.

  1. Design the dialog box in the normal why.
  2. Create a OnInitDialog function using the class wizard.
  3. Add Label.cpp and Label.h to your project.
  4. #Include <label.h> in your dialog .cpp file.
  5. Any static controls that need enhancing, give each control a unique ID.
  6. Assign a member control (CLabel) to each ID using the class wizard.
  7. In OnInitDialog change a static controls appearing the functions
    provided. (See Label.h)

API of CLabel

CLabel& SetBkColor(COLORREF crBkgnd) Set the background colour of the control
CLabel& SetText(const CString& strText) Sets the text of the controls
CLabel& SetTextColor(COLORREF crText) Sets the text colour of the control
CLabel& SetFontBold(BOOL bBold) Toggles the state of the bold attribute of the text in the
control
CLabel& SetFontName(const CString& strFont) The the fonts face name in the control
CLabel& SetFontUnderline(BOOL bSet) Toggles the state of the underline font attribute of the
control
CLabel& SetFontItalic(BOOL bSet) Toggles the state of the italic font attribute of the control
CLabel& SetFontSize(int nSize) Sets the fonts size in points.
CLabel& SetSunken(BOOL bSet) Toggles the state of the sunken attribue of the control
CLabel& SetBorder(BOOL bSet) Toggles the state of the borders attribute
CLabel& FlashText(BOOL bSet) Toggles the state of the text flashing attribute
CLabel& FlashBackground(BOOL bSet) Toggles the state of the text flashing attribute
CLabel& SetLink(BOOL bLink) Toggles the state of the link attribute (allows label to
become internet link)
CLabel& SetLinkCursor(HCURSOR hCursor) Sets the cursor for the link.

Example of CLabel


    m_fname.SetFontName("System");
    m_fsize.SetFontSize(14);
    m_uline.SetFontUnderline(TRUE);
    m_tcolor.SetTextColor(RGB(255,0,0));
    m_bcolor.SetBkColor(RGB(0,255,255));
    m_italics.SetFontItalic(TRUE);
    m_bold.SetFontBold(TRUE);
    m_border.SetBorder(TRUE);
    m_sunken.SetSunken(TRUE);

    m_monty.SetFontName("Arial");
    m_monty.SetFontSize(12);
    m_monty.SetTextColor(RGB(255,255,0));
    m_monty.SetFontUnderline(TRUE);
    m_monty.SetBkColor(RGB(0,0,0));
    m_monty.SetFontItalic(TRUE);
    m_monty.SetFontBold(TRUE);
    m_monty.SetBorder(TRUE);
    m_monty.SetSunken(TRUE);

Last Updated: May 30 1998

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