Displaying text in a window

This is a discussion on Displaying text in a window within the Windows Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; I'm using the code posted on this web page http://www.winprog.org/tutorial/simple_window.html The code just creates a simple window. What I would ...

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    Displaying text in a window

    I'm using the code posted on this web page http://www.winprog.org/tutorial/simple_window.html

    The code just creates a simple window. What I would like to do is display text on this window. Ideally it would be displayed in a form similar to an HTML table.

    Does anyone know how I can do this with out spending many hours reading?

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    >>Does anyone know how I can do this with out spending many hours reading?<<

    No, although that depends on how quicky you read and assimilate information.

    >>Ideally it would be displayed in a form similar to an HTML table.<<

    A listview control is a possible option. Search this board for examples of their use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Fitlike
    >>Does anyone know how I can do this with out spending many hours reading?<<

    No, although that depends on how quicky you read and assimilate information.
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    How about just printing text on a window?

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    Handle the WM_PAINT message and call BeginPaint(), DrawText() and EndPaint().

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    >>How about just printing text on a window?<<

    If all you need is a one-off, then go with Desolation's helpful suggestion (TextOut may be of interest, too, in this respect). If you want something with more flexibility and wider applicability then use an existing windows control, such as a listview.

    If you have the time and inclination, you could always try both and see which you find more suitable for whatever it is you're trying to achieve.
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