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    Unhappy Background Image

    Hey guys, I have a small question. I don't think its hard to do, but search on the net didn't return anything good. I want to have a bitmap image as my background in my dialog. I tried adding it like a image but then it hides all my controls and buttons...

    Can anyone point me to the right direction? Thanks

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    1) Did you try adding first the image and later the controls, on top of the image?
    2) See WM_CTLCOLORDLG, it uses HBRUSH to paint the dialog background, CreatePatternBrush might help you
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    Have the image drawn as the background, then have the buttons and controls drawn on top. When drawing scenes, always draw back to front.
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    Awesome! thanks guys.

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    EDIT Fixed sorry for the double post.

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