How do I create a DVD Player-style floating controller?

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    Unhappy How do I create a DVD Player-style floating controller?

    can anyone give me a rough idea (detailed is ok too, of course) of how to create a floating controller for my application similar to ones often found with DVD player software? is it possible with Visual C++?

    any help would be much appreciated.

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    Do you mean some kind of smaller window with controls on it that sends messages to the parent or main window? If so then it is definitely possible with C++.
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    thanks jmd15, that's exactly what i was looking for.

    would you also happen to know how to go about creating a non-rectangular window? i know it has soemthing to do with using CreateRegion and CombineRegion, but don't really understand the process. I've also heard it's possible to do using a bitmap, but again, no idea about the how.

    thanks again for your help.

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    Here's a tutorial for doing that kind of stuff: http://www.flipcode.com/articles/art...n32skins.shtml

    Once you know what API's and "buzz-words" you're dealing with, you'll be able to use Google and search these boards for more material on the subject.

    gg

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    thanks Codeplug, that's an amazing article!!! i think that ought to take care of me. thanks again!

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