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I am very new to visual c++ and am having a very difficult time finding out how to add graphics to say a picture box in a dialog based application.  Right now, I would be happy with being able to click a button and have rectangles and circles appear in a picture box I create.  Please help!
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1) Using MFC Class Wizard create new class derived from CStatic (let's call it CMyStatic)
2) Overwrite it's OnPaint message and put drawing code in it
3) In your dialog create picture box with SS_BITMAP style (in dialog editor right-click it and select Bitmap type)
4) Add member variable of type CStatic for this picture box (use Member Variables tab of MFC Class Wizard) - let's call it m_static_picture
5) Include MyStatic.h to dialog h-file
6) Change manually type of m_static_picture variable from CStatic to CMyStatic.

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by:jsano19
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I tried to do your steps, but run into some problems....
Mainly, adding the member variable of type CStatic in the MFC Class Wizard won't work properly because the picture box I made does not show up as a possible member variable.  do you know why this is?
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by:jsano19
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Ignore that last comment of mine, I figured that out, just me being stupid.  But, in regards to step 2, the OnPaint message isn't in CMyStatic, I'm trying to figure out how to get it there now, but so far without luck.
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by:jsano19
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Ignore that last comment of mine, I figured that out, just me being stupid.  But, in regards to step 2, the OnPaint message isn't in CMyStatic, I'm trying to figure out how to get it there now, but so far without luck.
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by:jsano19
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Sorry, I was just being stupid again.  Thanks for your help though, I did get it to work.  Quick question however, does it have to be a bitmap, or can I use frame and things like that instead?
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Nice to see that you solved your problems at the time I was off-line. This should be static control with SS_BITMAP style, exactly as you did (picture control in dialog editor).
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