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This is a discussion on conversion error within the Windows Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; HI PEOPLE i am having some trouble with my edit box, when i try to compile my program, i get ...

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    conversion error

    HI PEOPLE

    i am having some trouble with my edit box, when i try to compile my program, i get this error:

    Code:
    invalid conversion from `void*' to `HFONT__*'
    any ideas anyone, tell me if you need me to post the code...

    Thanks in Advance!

    I will post the code anyways


    Code:
    /* main.cpp */
    #include "resource.h"
    #include <windows.h>
    
    /*  Declare Windows procedure  */
    LRESULT CALLBACK WindowProcedure (HWND, UINT, WPARAM, LPARAM);
    
    /*  Make the class name into a global variable  */
    char szClassName[ ] = "BeenePad";
    
    int WINAPI WinMain (HINSTANCE hThisInstance,
                        HINSTANCE hPrevInstance,
                        LPSTR lpszArgument,
                        int nFunsterStil)
    
    {
        HWND hwnd;               /* This is the handle for our window */
        MSG messages;            /* Here messages to the application are saved */
        WNDCLASSEX wincl;        /* Data structure for the windowclass */
    
        /* The Window structure */
        wincl.hInstance = hThisInstance;
        wincl.lpszClassName = szClassName;
        wincl.lpfnWndProc = WindowProcedure;      /* This function is called by windows */
        wincl.style = CS_DBLCLKS;                 /* Catch double-clicks */
        wincl.cbSize = sizeof (WNDCLASSEX);
    
        /* Use default icon and mouse-pointer */
        wincl.hIcon = LoadIcon(GetModuleHandle(NULL), MAKEINTRESOURCE(IDI_MYICON)); 
        wincl.hIconSm = (HICON)LoadImage(GetModuleHandle(NULL), MAKEINTRESOURCE(IDI_MYICON), IMAGE_ICON, 16, 16, 0);
        wincl.hCursor = LoadCursor (NULL, IDC_ARROW);
        wincl.lpszMenuName = MAKEINTRESOURCE(IDR_MYMENU);
        wincl.cbClsExtra = 0;                      /* No extra bytes after the window class */
        wincl.cbWndExtra = 0;                      /* structure or the window instance */
        /* Use Windows's default color as the background of the window */
        wincl.hbrBackground = (HBRUSH) COLOR_BACKGROUND;
    
        /* Register the window class, and if it fails quit the program */
        if (!RegisterClassEx (&wincl))
            return 0;
    
        /* The class is registered, let's create the program*/
        hwnd = CreateWindowEx (
               0,                   /* Extended possibilites for variation */
               szClassName,         /* Classname */
               "Beenepad",          /* Title Text */
               WS_OVERLAPPEDWINDOW, /* default window */
               CW_USEDEFAULT,       /* Windows decides the position */
               CW_USEDEFAULT,       /* where the window ends up on the screen */
               544,                 /* The programs width */
               375,                 /* and height in pixels */
               HWND_DESKTOP,        /* The window is a child-window to desktop */
               NULL,                /* No menu */
               hThisInstance,       /* Program Instance handler */
               NULL                 /* No Window Creation data */
               );
    
        /* Make the window visible on the screen */
        ShowWindow (hwnd, nFunsterStil);
    
        /* Run the message loop. It will run until GetMessage() returns 0 */
        while (GetMessage (&messages, NULL, 0, 0))
        {
            /* Translate virtual-key messages into character messages */
            TranslateMessage(&messages);
            /* Send message to WindowProcedure */
            DispatchMessage(&messages);
        }
    
        /* The program return-value is 0 - The value that PostQuitMessage() gave */
        return messages.wParam;
    }
    
    
    /*  This function is called by the Windows function DispatchMessage()  */
    
    LRESULT CALLBACK WindowProcedure (HWND hwnd, UINT message, WPARAM wParam, LPARAM lParam)
    {
        switch (message)                  /* handle the messages */
        {
            case WM_CREATE:
            {
                HFONT hfDefault;
                HWND hEdit;
    
                hEdit = CreateWindowEx(WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE, "EDIT", "", 
                    WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE | WS_VSCROLL | WS_HSCROLL | ES_MULTILINE | ES_AUTOVSCROLL | ES_AUTOHSCROLL, 
                    0, 0, 100, 100, hwnd, (HMENU)IDC_MAIN_EDIT, GetModuleHandle(NULL), NULL);
                if(hEdit == NULL)
                    MessageBox(hwnd, "Could not create edit box.", "Error", MB_OK | MB_ICONERROR);
    
                hfDefault = GetStockObject(DEFAULT_GUI_FONT); /* ERROR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! */
                SendMessage(hEdit, WM_SETFONT, (WPARAM)hfDefault, MAKELPARAM(FALSE, 0));
            }
            break;
            case WM_SIZE:
            {
                HWND hEdit;
                RECT rcClient;
    
                GetClientRect(hwnd, &rcClient);
    
                hEdit = GetDlgItem(hwnd, IDC_MAIN_EDIT);
                SetWindowPos(hEdit, NULL, 0, 0, rcClient.right, rcClient.bottom, SWP_NOZORDER);
            }
            break;
           	case WM_COMMAND:
    		switch(LOWORD(wParam))
    		{
                case ID_FILE_EXIT:
                    PostMessage(hwnd, WM_CLOSE, 0, 0);
                break;
            }
            case WM_DESTROY:
                PostQuitMessage (0);       /* send a WM_QUIT to the message queue */
                break;
            default:                      /* for messages that we don't deal with */
                return DefWindowProc (hwnd, message, wParam, lParam);
        }
    
        return 0;
    }
    Last edited by beene; 11-09-2006 at 03:11 PM.

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    It would help if you actually identified the line that corresponds to the error.

    Generically, the error message means you're using a variable of some type (eg void *) when the compiler is expecting a pointer to a HFONT__. For example, there is some function that takes a pointer to HFONT as one argument, but you are passing something different. You need to make sure the argument is of the correct type.

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    i have identified it by putting error!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! next to it

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    GetStockObject() returns a value which, if you want to use it as a font, needs to be converted into a pointer to HFONT.

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    how exactly would i go about this?

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    Code:
    hfDefault = (HFONT) GetStockObject(DEFAULT_GUI_FONT);
    Note that this is the same sort of thing used in these lines:
    Code:
    wincl.hIconSm = (HICON)LoadImage(GetModuleHandle(NULL), MAKEINTRESOURCE(IDI_MYICON), IMAGE_ICON, 16, 16, 0);
    ...
    wincl.hbrBackground = (HBRUSH) COLOR_BACKGROUND;
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    oh, thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by manutd
    Code:
    hfDefault = (HFONT) GetStockObject(DEFAULT_GUI_FONT);
    Close, but not quite;
    Code:
    hfDefault = (HFONT *) GetStockObject(DEFAULT_GUI_FONT);

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    Whoops, my fault. I haven't worked in win32 for so long Regardless, the compiler will catch that.
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    Whoops, my fault. I haven't worked in win32 for so long
    Me too. I've been "exploring the secrets of C++" for a while.
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