Tradional Q on DialogBox

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    Unhappy Tradional Q on DialogBox

    Hi,

    How should one change or use different fonts and styles and colors in a dialog-box(for labels I think!), in a MFC/Non-MFC dialog based application.

    Please note this question is from Meow!, my friend(He usues MS VS6, just like me), not from me.
    I told him:-
    (1)to read about WM_SETFONT & others... in the documentation...
    (2)Create and use fancy pictures(TEXT??!!) in place of label(static) texts...
    (3)Cannot be done...

    --- Well, he seems doesn't like any of them.

    So hoping if you guys can cool him down!

    On behalf of Meow!,
    Thanks.

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    To create a individual dialog compleatly customised in font, colour, and shape...

    Search here for 'window skinning', double buffering and GDI (GDI+).

    It is easily possible, but is in the medium to advanced area of MFC / WIN32.

    Simple changes are easily possible....
    ie change an edits font by creating a new font, selecting it into the edit and cleaning up when the dialog closes by releasing, then deleting the font.


    >>(2)Create and use fancy pictures(TEXT??!!) in place of label(static) texts...

    Like a button with a picture instead of text?

    run a search here for CBitmapButton as I posted code recently.
    Look at Picture control in MFC.
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