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.bmp on CButton

Posted on 1999-07-14
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Last Modified: 2013-11-20
I am developing a MFC app. I have a CButton on a form. I have never done this before, I would like to put a .bmp on a CButton object. I scanned something and have it in .bmp format. A member function on CButton is: SetBitmap which takes a bitmap object. I can't figure out how to get the bitmap object from a .bmp file. Can somebody give me a little step by step on how to do this? Do I have to "import" this .bmp into my resources?

Question by:dave_p
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Recez earned 200 total points
ID: 1309996
1. Add the bitmap to your resources using import...
   (if it has more than 256 colors then vc++ won't display
    it, but don't worry.)

2. Under OnInitDialog write:

   //assume the resource ID for your bitmap is IDB_BITMAP:
   //assume your button's ID is IDC_BUTTON:

   CBitmap bmp;
   CBitmapButton* bmpbutton = (CBitmapButton*)GetDlgItem

That's All.

Hope this helps.


Author Comment

ID: 1309997
Well heck, it didn't display the bitmap. I did what you suggrest except I had


since bitMap.m_hObject wasn't liked by the compiler. I didn't mention it but
I'm using VC++ 4.2 (I have to) so maybe that answers that. Anyway, the
bitmap was imported fine except it looks to be a "negative" of what I
scanned but I will cross that bridge when I get to it. In any event, the
push button just plain does not display the bitmap. What could I be

Thanks again!

Dave P

Author Comment

ID: 1309998
Thanks! Excellant help.

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