A painting job...... with a View

Hi guys...
   I am trying to repaint (refresh) the View but from another dialog.. I have a handle to the MyAppView and I tried to call WM_PAINT using PostMessage from another dialog class, it didn't work... I also tried PostMessage with a user defined message that calls the OnDraw(CDC *pDC) of the View and it didn't work...
my code was like this-->

  ::PostMessage( hWnd, UOM_<my user defined msg>, 0,0);       *where hWnd is the View handle

I suspect that it is becuase I have yet to enter a CDC *pDC parameter value but I don't know how to do that...
Can u guys tell me how to do this or better still, a easier way to do this repainting of the view from another
dialog class???

Thnaks a lot!!
Bye.
David Chong
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HahoAsked:
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chensuConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You need to invalidate the update region first. Use the following code instead of ::PostMessage.

::InvalidateRect(hWnd, NULL, TRUE);
::UpdateWindow(hWnd);

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NorbertCommented:
chensu was faster than I so I provide my answer as comment
but it is the same like chensu using MFC classes

If you have the CView class pointer try
  pView->Invalidate();
  pView->UpdateWindow();
if you only have the Handle try
CWnd * pView=CWnd::FromHandle(hWnd)
  pView->Invalidate();
  pView->UpdateWindow();

one of them should do the trick
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HahoAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys... excellent answer.....

Have a nice day!!

David Chong
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HahoAuthor Commented:
HI,

oops, I think my question is really confusing.. :)

   Err.. let me try to simplying it. is there a way for class CDialog to access a var
(by way of pointer) in CClass BUT I don't want to explicitly declare any object , globally
or locally of CClass in CDialog.. can we like reference the object instance of CClass
that is running , kind of like...  COtherClass::SomeFunction; ...
thanks...
Why? Err.... long story.. which will no doubt confuse others and u more,
but if u insist.. :)

David Chong


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chensuCommented:
class CClass
{
public:
    int m_nNum;
};

In another class, you must have an object or a pointer to the object of CClass in order to access its m_nNum. A data member variable belongs to an object.

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