refreshing the background

This is a discussion on refreshing the background within the Windows Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; decided to pick up win32 again, and am working on a little program using the GDI. was wondering,how do i ...

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    refreshing the background

    decided to pick up win32 again, and am working on a little program using the GDI. was wondering,how do i clear the window, say if the player wins the game, and wants to start a new one?
    any help would be greatly appreciated.
    thanks a lot.

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    The idea is to use InvalidateRect() or InvalidateRegion() to force a repaint with the background erased then paint on your clean screen the message you want using TextOut() or DrawText() etc.
    Free the weed!! Class B to class C is not good enough!!
    And the FAQ is here :- http://faq.cprogramming.com/cgi-bin/smartfaq.cgi

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    thanks a lot, got what i needed.

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