Draw an hyperlink on the window

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    Draw an hyperlink on the window

    Hello, that's about drawing an html hyperlink text out of any control, like the links that appear in the devc++/help/about window.

    I'm sure that I have seen a similar question on that board, but I'm not able to find it (yes, I have searched on the search section).

    Well, the exact problem that I have is how to draw a blue-underlined-clickable text directly on the window. I know how to draw blue and underlined text, but I cannot find how to assign a pointer mouse cursor to a simple text (well, I can assign a mouse pointer to a static control, so is that the way to do an hyperlink? I'll try that while wait for help ).

    Thank's in advance
    Niara

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    There's a Common Control for this called SysLink control. It does what you want and more. Don't know if you want to use it. For more information see this page: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms651106.aspx .
    Don't call me stupid.

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    Hello pronecracker, thank's for your time and help.

    That is exactly what I'm searching for, but I'm using DevCpp/MingW and I'm not sure that it have implemented the library for the new commoncontrols, because my 'commctrl.h June 2006' doesn't have defined the 'WC_LINK' window class necesary to create that link control.

    I have been reading a bit more about that window class on the msdn and I find the next words about the new common controls for windows xp:
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    Finally, there's the long-awaited hyperlink control of which all brave Win32 developers have their own custom 
    incarnation. The hyperlink control is implemented through a separate file called hlink.dll that is available only 
    on Windows XP. This DLL is not portable outside Windows XP because it requires side-by-side 
    component support and an explicit link to ComCtl32 version 6.0. The control is a window that renders marked-up text 
    and launches appropriate applications when the user clicks one of the embedded links. You create hyperlink controls 
    by calling CreateWindow specifying the WC_LINK window class name.
    I think that I'll have to create my own link control, althought more comments will be welcomed.

    Niara

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    I use a static control and capture for the color, WM_CTLCOLORSTATIC; for the mouse events in the static use STN_CLICKED.
    * PC: Intel Core 2 DUO E6550 @ 2.33 GHz with 2 GB RAM: Archlinux-i686 with xfce4.
    * Laptop: Intel Core 2 DUO T6600 @ 2.20 GHz with 4 GB RAM: Archlinux-x86-64 with xfce4.

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    Hello Joelito, thank's for share your trick.

    Actually I have been created and using my own custom control to do it (yes, lot of work to use only one link in my program )

    Niara

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