hope this is the right forum... mfc graphics question

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    hope this is the right forum... mfc graphics question

    I have NEVER done any graphics work in c++, and am trying to in my first application.

    I have a picture control in my dialog that idealy would be filled with a picture i specify. However, i don;t know how.

    I imagine that somehow i am going to have to set the filename of the picture, then draw the picture.

    I have my picture control set up as a frame, and it has a member variable assigned to it (CStatic).

    I am going to have an edit box where the filename is going to come from, and it may or may not change as the program runs. Is this possible?

    I have, as i said , no experience. And all the tutorials i have found online have either been not what i need or too far above my head.

    Oh, and one final wrinke. They may not be bitmaps, they may be gifs or jpgs as well.

    thanks for help in advance.
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    There is not native support in the Win32 API for .gif or .jpg encoding types. If you are assuming this, then you will fail.
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    no, i am not assuming this. but thanks for the help.

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    I'd try and display a BMP file first, and once you have that working, then progress to JPG and GIF if you wish. How you handle these files are all completely different, but BMP is the easiest, so best to start with.

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    exactly what i would like to do. I found a msdn article which makes displaying other formats easy, but again, this assumes that you know the basics, which i do not. i tried to go on what i gleaned out of the article from msdn but it did not work. thanks for the help so far.

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    If you're sure you're going to use MFC, then you'll have better luck with the Windows forum.

    Maybe somebody here can suggest a graphics library that will display or convert a gif or jpeg to a bitmap???

    If you want to write your own conversion program, you can find information on the gif and jpeg formats (as well as bitmap) at wotsit.org. (But, these formats can get rather complicated... and somebody's done it before!)

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    thanks. as i said, i was not sure if this was the original forum. i will jump over to the windows forum and post again. But everyone else, please feel free to continue to provide help

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