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How do you load a BMP into CStatic

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I've been looking at the docs in MSVC++ 5 and can only find rough inferances to the how to's of loading a bitmap into a Cstatic control in a form view.  How do I load this BMP from file and then enter it into the static ctrl?? I need to be able to load dynamically as the bitmap will change as the user inputs data.
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Use the LoadImage API

Params something like:
1. hInst to NULL
2. lpszName to the filename
3. uType to IMAGE_BITMAP
4. cxDesired and cyDesired to 0
5. fuLoad to LR_LOADFROMFILE

When you create the CStatic you must specify it has SS_BITMAP style.  For a static on a form view :-
1. Bring up the dialog template in the resource editor
2. Right click on the control, pick Properties on the popup menu
3. Set the "Type" option on the "General" tab to "Bitmap"

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by:quosta
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As it turns out, I ended up using just that code... I found it in another modual I had written.  So I am accepting your answer.. but it was there all along.

Thanks for the help.
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by:kraphics
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I guess I missed something.

I tried your solution, but I get a compile error that states : error C2039: 'LoadImageA' : is not a member of 'CStatic'

I have a control on my DialogBox with the name of "IDC_Selected_Pic"

In my code I execute the command:

CStatic*  Pic2 = (CStatic*)  GetDlgItem(IDC_Selected_Pic);

Then I execute the statement:

intpBLError = Pic2->LoadImage(NULL,TheFile,IMAGE_BITMAP,cxDIB,cyDIB,LR_LOADFROMFILE);

The above code generates the error: error C2039: 'LoadImageA' : is not a member of 'CStatic'

The control that I placed on the form came from the tool box as a "picture", which I gave the "Type" of "Bitmap" on the "General" tab.

Please help...............




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My operating system is NT. Is this the reason that it does not work?
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