bitmaps and mouse location

This is a discussion on bitmaps and mouse location within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; I have a simple window that opens, stays open, and closes when you click the X... nothing more. How would ...

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    bitmaps and mouse location

    I have a simple window that opens, stays open, and closes when you click the X... nothing more.

    How would I put a picture into it, and how would I get the location of the mouse pointer in it?

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    Ok, to put a picture in your backround you need to have a bitmap(obviously) and to load that from a file the code will look like:

    Code:
    HBITMAP backround;
    HBRUSH hBrush;
    background = (HBITMAP)LoadImage(hinstance,"background.bmp",IMAGE_BITMAP,0,0,LR_LOADFROMFILE);
    hBrush = CreatePatternBrush(backround);
    DeleteObject(background);
    
    //then in your class def for hbrbackground
    
    wndclass.hbrbackground = hBrush;
    //this will load your bitmap to the background.
    Now for mouse position, you simply trap the WM_MOUSEMOVE or button messages and then:
    Code:
    case WM_MOUSEMOVE:
                mouse.x = LOWORD(lParam);
                mouse.y = HIWORD(lParam);
                //other stuff

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    I was looking for something more similar to a picturebox in Visual basic.

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    hmmm........ C++ board??????? What language are you using for your windows Apps? MFC, WIN32 API, Visual Basic?

    By the way you'll get more input if you post in the Windows forum.

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