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If you open up MS Word in Office 97, and you have the drawing menu bar up, select "LineStyle" and then "More Lines", and a tabbed dialog comes up, titled "Format Autoshape", and in the "Colors and Lines" tab, note  how the combo boxes show bitmaps (or colors) inside instead of text.

Also note when you click the drop down arrow, how the menu appears, with bitmaps, and mouse over highlight.  I need to implement something very similar to this.  Anyone know how they did it ?  There doesn't seem to be any members of the CComboBox class that directly allow you to do the same thing.
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Hi wannabeguru,

take a look at these URL's, they may help you with this (if you don't have problems using MFC):

http://www.codeguru.com/combobox/FlatComboDemo.shtml
http://www.codeguru.com/combobox/icon_combobox.shtml

hope that helps,

ZOPPO
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Hello friend,
i have done same type of implimentation in java if u go through it u can write code in  c++ also but what i have done is just menu bar of 3 options with 4 options each & they use to open when mouse goes to them & use to change colour as per mouse pointer & its too smooth..... either i can give u logic or the complete class file! what u want? please write over here or to me at vinusa500@mailcity.com. I fell i can help u.
Love Vinay.
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oh i have understood ur point little late i can solve this but do just one thing that remove this answer & i will write a new again ok?
Love Vinay
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Vinay says he/she has a solution, but didn't provide any information about the solution. Some example source code, or step by step description would be helpful.
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Thanks Zoppo for the URLs.  I'll check them out.
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Thanks Zoppo.  I checked out the URLs and it gave me ideas, but I ended up not using the method they used.  There is a C++ component included with VC 6.0 for OwnerDraw Combo Boxes, and this works fine for being able to select colors from a combo box.  (Go to "Add to Project -> components and controls")

It appears to have promise for  allowing me to add bitmaps as well, although I haven't tried this yet.

Thanks for your efforts !
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