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    Custom shaped controls

    Hi all, I am trying to make custom shaped buttons in Winapi, but can't figure out the correct method for this. I searched on the internet, but could not find a useful article on this. Any suggestions would be welcomed!

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    One simple way is to use static controls with bitmaps. Just be sure the notify style is specified so they will act like buttons.

    A secondary method is to use a toolbar. This allows you to load custom bitmaps to the buttons while still retaining the mousover and tool-tip effects of standard buttons.

    The final way would be to go "owner draw" but this is some serious coding that I would not turn to until the other two methods have proven unsatisfactory.

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    Thanks for the suggestions, I am working on this now, will post here if I encounter any further problems.

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