Getting the coordinates of a picture control

I have a picture control (type rectangle) placed on a form view for a SDI application.  I am trying to get the coordinates of this control to render OpenGL at that location.  However, when I use:
CWnd *pwnd = GetDlgItem(IDC_PICT_CONTROL), it always returns NULL ??  Is there something special about the properties of the form (or if I do this on a dialog) that I need to know?

I have used this method successfully before to display bitmaps on dialogs and it worked well.

I'd appreciate any ideas.
klingejAsked:
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degarnConnect With a Mentor Commented:
It still works for me now ...
Something is different in your code !
Where do you call the GetDlgItem() function ?
The only reason I see you could get a NULL pointer is that your control doesn't exists (still not created when getDlgItem is called) or that the ID you use in the call is not correct ...

Perhaps try to call your GetDlgItem() at another place in your class (set a button that execute it when you click for instance and see if pWnd still NULL).

In this case, a call to GetLastError() just after the call to GetDlgItem()could leran you more about the reasons control is not found...
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klingejAuthor Commented:
// the code looks like this that I am trying to use


RECT rectDest, rectParent;
CWnd pwnd  = GetDlgItem(IDC_STATIC_VIEWPORT);
if(pwnd) {
  pwnd->GetWindowRect(&rectDest);
  GetWindowRect(&rectParent);
  rectDest.left -= rectParent.left;
  rectDest.right -= rectParent.left;
  rectDest.top -= rectParent.top;
  rectDest.bottom -= rectParent.top;
}
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Vinayak KumbarSr Program ManagerCommented:
Hi,

From where r u calling GetDlgItem(IDC_PICT_CONTROL)?. If U r calling from the child of the window where u have placed the control, then use like

CWnd *pwnd = GetParent()->GetDlgItem(IDC_PICT_CONTROL);
or
CWnd *pwnd = ((UrFormViewClassName *)GetParent())->GetDlgItem(IDC_PICT_CONTROL);

Try it out.

VinExpert
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klingejAuthor Commented:
I'm calling it from a function belonging to either the dialog or form view (not a child), so I don't need GetParent().

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degarnCommented:
How is your image control created klingej ? I've just tried the same code and it works as you want it to work (pWnd has a value!)...
Check that your control already exists when you call the GetDlgItem !
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klingejAuthor Commented:
I put it on the form view (or dialog) using the graphical editor.  I place a picture control, set the type to rectangle, and uncheck the visible option.  This has worked for me in the past, so I guess something must be different?
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leowlfCommented:
trying adding another picture control, rebuild all, see if the GetDlgItem(ID_SECONDCONTROL) returns NULL also.

 
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klingejAuthor Commented:
I was calling it in OnSize, but I moved it to OnPaint and it works fine now..  (although this causes other issues to deal with :)


thanks.
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