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I created a button class in classwizard that inherits from CButton. I then displayed it by calling create. However, when I override OnPaint(), it no longer displays the
button. Calling CButton::OnPaint() does not seem to help. What must I do? Thanks.
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What is the code you have in OnPaint?  Do you call BeginPaint and EndPaint?
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That is because you inherited it... Or you overrode the very funtion that actually does the work onpaint.  (you did use classwizard. didn't you?  
You must actually declare the thing you want displayed once you override this function.  
(i think, tell me if this is the problem, I don't have time to check. I gonna sleep now.)
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by:stin
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I did override OnPaint() using classwizard.  I did not call BeginPaint() or EndPaint(), I simply wanted to change the font.  What I'm trying to do is read a list of strings from a DB and then create an array of buttons, one for each string.  I created an array of buttons, and called Create() for each of the buttons.  This seemed to work fine.  Then, when I overrode OnPaint() using classwizard my buttons disappeared.  How can I change the font while also keeping the default OnPaint() functionality?  Thanks
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You will have to do the work of painting the button youself.  That means using BeginPaint and EndPaint etc.
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