Making a wizard w/ Win32 API?

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    Making a wizard w/ Win32 API?

    Hi guys! I am attempting to make a setup wizard for one of my programs. I have been struggling with this for the past week. I have finnally gotten it to switch pages using "SetWindowText()" to change the text of a STATIC control based upon the current page number. I can not, however, get it to go past the second page! This thing has been more of a headache than it's worth! Does anyone know where I can find a good tutorial on creating straight API wizards? MFC is totally useless to me as I do not have M$ VC++.

    Many thanks in advance,
    Joe

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    Check out the Property program with source code at http://www.john.findlay1.btinternet....rl/comctrl.htm

    It uses property sheets to create a wizard.

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    [Post removed due to lack of knowlege of Property sheet coolness]

    gg
    Last edited by Codeplug; 12-08-2003 at 09:46 PM.

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    Thank you, Sean. I'll definately look into that!

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    Well, I extracted the necessary parts and then looked up PropertySheets on MSDN but it seems that they were only intended to be used under Windows 95!

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    You could create a series of dialogs all the same size (to fit on the main wizard dialog).

    then just show the one you need and hide all the rest.

    Use SetWindowPos() and respond to WM_MOVExxx msg's (ie WM_MOVING and WM_MOVE)
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    Originally posted by JoeCoder
    Well, I extracted the necessary parts and then looked up PropertySheets on MSDN but it seems that they were only intended to be used under Windows 95!
    Don't think so.

    Creating Wizards

    gg

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    Thank you Codeplug; I just did a little digging and found that tutorial myself. My gratitude, anyhow!

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    Well, Dev C++ 5 seems to have a problem with that code. Here are the errors:
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    [Linker error] undefined reference to `CreatePropertySheetPageA@4'
    [Linker error] undefined reference to `PropertySheetA@4'

    EDIT: Fixed the problem by linking with libcomctl32.a.
    Last edited by JoeCoder; 12-10-2003 at 02:57 PM.

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    You need to link with comctl32.lib

    gg

    [EDIT] - just saw you EDIT...

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    Allright; I didn't manage to get the Wiz97 example working but I did manage to get a boiled-down version of what Sean posted working like a charm. Thank you guys for all of your help!

    P.S. - I am using XP so I can't understand why Wiz97 wouldn't work....oh well damn M$!

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