Win32 Help

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    Win32 Help

    Hi,

    I am learning Win32 through some of the tutorials on the Internet, and I feel stupid asking this question, but I have so far not found an answer to it. All that I want to know is how to output text to the window - I've been able to make buttons and do a lot of other things but I just can't find how to output text! I just want to be able to write instructions or something next to a button. Thanks in advance.

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    Probably the simplest way is creating a static control and setting its text. For labels and such, it's also the best way. The control takes care of line breaking and such.

    More complex ways involve APIs like TextOut or DrawText.


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    [quote=CornedBee;666817]
    More complex ways involve APIs like TextOut or DrawText.
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    More complex??? Drawtext is nearly as simple as printf
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    Well, yeah, it does a lot of text formatting. But it wants complicated parameters.

    Compared to static controls (when working with dialog resources) that's very complicated.
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