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    Custom Controls

    Does such a place exist where you can grab custom controls that are just pure api with no MFC?

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    Here's an example you can dig into.
    The rest of the site is mostly MFC however.

    Here's a technical article on subclassing.

    This article discusses subclassing of common controls.

    Should be enough to get your learn on.

    Why use someone else's crappy control when you can make your own - and learn alot in the process

    gg

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    Originally posted by Codeplug
    Why use someone else's crappy control when you can make your own - and learn alot in the process
    I was hoping to find some good exaples to improve my own controls, which although are coming along steadily are at this point in time completely useless for the lack of better words.

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    Any particular type of control?

    I might have an example (of how not to do it).
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    Bar controls mainly.

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    Is there any reason you don't use MFC?

    It is quicker and easier to use but does not give you the understanding of the WIN32 API that allows realy uneque looking apps.
    "Man alone suffers so excruciatingly in the world that he was compelled to invent laughter."
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    "I spent a lot of my money on booze, birds and fast cars......the rest I squandered."
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    Well the main reason is that I don't have MSVC++. Of course I could do it but I see no real reason at this time because like you said you don't get the same understanding of the API.

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