SS_NOTIFY and WM_SETCURSOR

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    SS_NOTIFY and WM_SETCURSOR

    Hi All,

    I'm trying to imitate a hyperlink on a dialog using C++.

    I'm using a static control with SS_NOTIFY set so that a user can click the control and go to a webpage.

    Code:
    CONTROL "http://google.co.uk",IDC_STC_URL,"Static",WS_CHILD|WS_VISIBLE|SS_NOTIFY|SS_CENTER,3,75,78,12
    With SS_NOTIFY set I can intercept the click, as it's registered against the static:

    Code:
    case IDC_STC_URL:
    ShellExecute(NULL, "open", "http://google.co.uk", NULL, NULL, SW_SHOWNORMAL);
    return TRUE;
    I'm also changing the cursor to a hand by intercepting the WM_SETCURSOR message:

    Code:
    		case WM_SETCURSOR:
    			POINT pt;
    			RECT rect;
    
    			GetCursorPos( &pt );
    			GetWindowRect( GetDlgItem(hwnd,IDC_STC_URL), &rect );
    
    			if (PtInRect(&rect, pt))
    			{
    				SetCursor(LoadCursor(NULL, IDC_HAND));
    			}
    			else
    			{
    				SetCursor(LoadCursor(NULL, IDC_ARROW));
    			}
    			return TRUE;
    However, when SS_NOTIFY is set the cursor change doesn't work. When SS_NOTIFY is disabeled it does. But then the click isn't registered against the static so ShellExecute() doesn't get to open the URL.

    Does anyone have a suggestion as to what I'm doing wrong?

    Thanks,

    Dave

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    Is the cursor in the explorer window that is opening, not the static?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveHope View Post
    However, when SS_NOTIFY is set the cursor change doesn't work. When SS_NOTIFY is disabeled it does.
    Have you tried SS_NOTIFY set && the ShellExecute() commented out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by novacain View Post
    Is the cursor in the explorer window that is opening, not the static?

    Have you tried SS_NOTIFY set && the ShellExecute() commented out?
    When SS_NOTIFY is set and ShellExecute() is removed the cursor doesn't change. It appears that as soon as SS_NOTIFY is set the WM_SETCURSOR message doesn't get called.

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