WS_TABSTOP help & skinning

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    WS_TABSTOP help & skinning

    hey, is the WS_TABSTOP style available for usage with buttons? and edit boxes? i'm assuming so, but in my win32 app i've specified the style when in my createwindowex but i'm unable to tab between the different controls. time4code
    Code:
    case WM_CREATE:
                 CreateWindowEx(0, TEXT("STATIC"), TEXT("Currently converting: "), WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE | SS_SIMPLE, 
                 25, 8, 136, 23, hwnd, (HMENU)ID_TEXT1, g_hInst, NULL);
                 
                 CreateWindowEx(0, TEXT("STATIC"), TEXT(""), WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE | SS_SIMPLE, 
                 137, 8, 150, 23, hwnd, (HMENU)ID_LABEL1, g_hInst, NULL);
                 
                 CreateWindowEx(0, TEXT("STATIC"), TEXT(""), WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE | SS_SIMPLE, 
                 25, 74, 130, 23, hwnd, (HMENU)ID_LABEL2, g_hInst, NULL);
                 
                 CreateWindowEx (WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE,                    /* more or 'extended' styles */
                                 TEXT("EDIT"),                        /* 'class' of control to create */
                                 TEXT(""),                            /* text displayed in the control */
                                 WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE | WS_BORDER,   /* how it looks */
                                 131,                                 /* control position: from left */
                                 74,                                 /* control position: from top */
                                 100,                                 /* control width */
                                 20,                                  /* control height */
                                 hwnd,                                /* parent window handle */
                                 (HMENU)ID_LABEL3,                    /* control's ID */
                                 g_hInst,                             /* application instance */
                                 NULL);
                                 
                 CreateWindowEx (0, TEXT("BUTTON"), TEXT("Convert"), 
                 WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE | BS_DEFPUSHBUTTON | WS_TABSTOP, 130, 114, 104, 23, hwnd, (HMENU)ID_TEXT2, g_hInst, NULL);
                 
                 CreateWindowEx(0, TEXT("STATIC"), TEXT(""), WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE | SS_SIMPLE | WS_TABSTOP, 
                 25, 178, 130, 23, hwnd, (HMENU)ID_LABEL4, g_hInst, NULL);
                 
                 CreateWindowEx(WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE, TEXT("EDIT"), TEXT(""), WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE | WS_BORDER | ES_READONLY, 
                 131, 178, 100, 20, hwnd, (HMENU)ID_LABEL5, g_hInst, NULL);
                 
                 CreateWindowEx(0, TEXT("BUTTON"), TEXT("Clear"), WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE | BS_PUSHBUTTON | WS_TABSTOP, 
                 130, 218, 104, 23, hwnd, (HMENU)ID_TEXT3, g_hInst, NULL);
                 
                 CreateWindowEx(0, TEXT("STATIC"), TEXT(""), WS_CHILD | SS_SIMPLE, 272, 8, 0, 16, 
                 hwnd, (HMENU)ID_LABEL6, g_hInst, NULL);
                 
                 CreateWindowEx(0, TEXT("BUTTON"), TEXT("Exit"), WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE | WS_TABSTOP | BS_PUSHBUTTON, 
                 100, 256, 104, 23, hwnd, (HMENU)ID_FILE_CLOSE, g_hInst, NULL);
                 
                 EnblWndw(hwnd, 0);
            break;
    EnblWndw is a function i made to disable my controls until the user does blah blah blah (unimportant);

    for the skinning questions, if i just wanted the titlebar, _ ◘ X buttons, and border of the window skinned...how would i go about doing this? would i load the bitmaps and then do something?

    thanks
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    I think putting WS_TABSTOP is not enough, you'll have to use the IsDialogMessage in the message loop.

    As for the skinning, this topic may be of interest.
    Last edited by Dante Shamest; 10-19-2005 at 08:56 AM.

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    is this also true for handling the BS_DEFPUSHBUTTON?

    also - how should i handle the IsDialogMessage? i've tried
    Code:
        while (GetMessage (&messages, NULL, 0, 0))
        {
          if (IsDialogMessage(hwnd, &messages) || !IsDialogMessage(hwnd, &messages))
          {
            TranslateMessage(&messages);
            DispatchMessage(&messages);
          }
        }
    and
    Code:
        while (GetMessage (&messages, NULL, 0, 0))
        {
          if (IsDialogMessage(hwnd, &messages))
          {
            TranslateMessage(&messages);
            DispatchMessage(&messages);
          }
          else if (!IsDialogMessage(hwnd, &messages))
          {
            TranslateMessage(&messages);
            DispatchMessage(&messages);
          }
        }
    and now tabbing between the items will work, but it doesn't do anything for the default pushbutton and when i press a key, it inserts whatever key it was 4 times. so if i press 1, in the edit box i get '1111'. ?

    thanks
    Last edited by willc0de4food; 10-19-2005 at 10:03 AM.
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    Try this.

    Code:
        while (GetMessage (&messages,0,0,0) > 0 )
        {
          if ( !IsDialogMessage(hwnd, &messages) )
          {
            TranslateMessage(&messages);
            DispatchMessage(&messages);
          }
        }

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    of course, the one i left out.. :-[ lol thx.
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