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How to use ::TextOut with R2_XORPEN

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I use R2_XORPEN for various quick drawing functions, such  as rubber-banding mouses, etc. (i.e., in OnMouseMove, I redraw old position to erase, them draw new position).

I've tried using the same method with text output. For example, to have coordinates text follow the mouse. But ::TextOut doesn't seem to honor the raster op, even when I specify a raster font.

Anyone have a suggestion?

Thanks, W. N. Dickie
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by:sedgwick
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try using DrawText() instead....

good luck
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by:wndickie
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Thanks for the suggestion, but DrawText() doesn't seem to make any difference.
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by:wndickie
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Thanks for the suggestion, but DrawText() doesn't seem to make any difference.
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Hi wndickie,

AFAIK no text-output function works with R2_XORPEN in windows. I once implemented this
workaround, maybe you can use it too:

void
OutputText( CDC* pDc, int x, int y, CString& text )
{
 int currMode = pDC->GetROP2();
 COLORREF color = pDC->GetTextColor();

 if ( R2_XORPEN == currMode )
 {
  if ( m_pDc->BeginPath() )
  {
   m_pDc->TextOut( x, y, text );
   if ( m_pDc->EndPath() )
   {
    CBrush brush( color );
    CBrush* pOldBrush = pDC->SelectObject( &brush );
    m_pDc->FillPath();
    pDC->SelectObject( pOldBrush );
   }
  }
 }
 else
 {
  m_pDc->TextOut( x, y, text );
 }
}

This function assumes that any other attributes (colors, fonts, R2-modes) are set before
the function is called. In my application this works for both Win9x/ME and WinNT4/2000.

hope that helps,

ZOPPO
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by:wndickie
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Works perfectly! Exactly what I was looking for.

Thank's!
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by:Zoppo
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you're very welcome ... I'm glad that I could help you,

regards,

ZOPPO
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