Application Modernization: What Is It and How to Get Started
New VC++ look Tip of the day
Standard Component Gallery Tip of the Day dialog
Microsoft supplies a standard Component Gallery item called Tip of the day. IMHO this dialog is quite ugly, so I wrote another one which reproduces the look of the VC++ 4.0 Tip of the Day dialog. System color changes are handled correctly, that is the lightbulb is displayed correctly on the background (COLOR_BTNSHADOW). Therefore the lightbuld is stored in a resource bitmap and the outside of the bulb is filled with COLOR_BTNSHADOW prior to displaying.
To integrate the new Tip of the day dialog into your application proceed as follows:
- Use the Insert-Component command and insert the tip of the day component. This will add TipDlg.h and TipDlg.cpp to your project.
- Edit stdafx.h and remove the #include <e:\MSDEV\Projects\Tip\TipDlg.h> or whatever line.
- Replace the two automatically generated files TipDlg.h and TipDlg.cpp with those supplied in the sample
- Replace the IDD_TIP dialog with the one supplied in the sample.
- That should be all.
Last updated: 17 July 1998