Method of placing child window controls

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    Method of placing child window controls

    Do you have a method? Pretty much what Petzold does is just use some ingenius multipliers to place then (with using something like the system font height/width).

    What do you do when creating the window and specifying placement? Anything better? Thanks...

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    Not exactly sure what you are asking.

    I calculate where my controls should be, and their size, based on the screen size and client area of the parent window. I use hash defined percentages usually. Depends on how many and what type.

    If they are text ctrls, ie statics. I tend to use HDC's as these give me more formatting control. I use GetTextExtentPoint32() [on each string to be printed] to set position and ensure the size of the ctrl is big enough.
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    >> I use hash defined percentages usually. Depends on how many and what type. <<

    How do you do this? I (from Petzold) am just using calculations based on screen size too. I'm just curious if there is another way. Thanks...
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    novacain, can you give me an example of how you would set your controls on your client? I am still using numerical (like 1, 2, 3 -- not vars or anything) to set it. It is pretty much trial and error. I don't think it should be like this. Thanks, novacain...
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    It is mainly trial and error.

    If I wanted a listbox ctrl to take up half the dialog I would

    #define LB_WIDTH 0.5
    #define LB_HEIGHT 0.5

    then find the client rect and do the math

    iLBWidth=(ClientRect.right-ClientRect.left)*LB_WIDTH;
    iLBMargin=(int)((ClientRect.right-ClientRect.left)-iLBWidth)/2;

    ect.
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