Thread: Text box w/transparent bkgd flickers

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    Text box w/transparent bkgd flickers

    I have a textbox that I applied the WS_EX_TRANSPARENT style to, and a bitmap background for my main window. My problem is that whenever I select text it flickers and sends a 'bar' across the screen on whichever line of text I'm selecting. Is there any way around this?

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    Have you looked at the erase back ground mesage, WM_ERASEBKGND.

    I do not have a IDE atm so not sure what you should return, check MSDN. This should reduce the flicker.
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    The answer had been given many times on microsoft.public.win32.programmer.ui...

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