Move at CButton at Runtime

Posted on 2003-03-27
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Last Modified: 2008-02-01
How could I move a CButton on my dialog window at run time?

    state = static_cast<CEdit*>(GetDlgItem(IDC_BUTTON_STATE));

Is this right so far?  If so, how do I move the button 'state'?


Question by:fastawdtsi
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fuzzbury earned 400 total points
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The functions to move a control on a dialog box are in the baseclass CWnd that all controls are derived from.

For a CButton control, the following code will move the button to the top left corner of your dialog box if the code is excuted in the dialog class containing the button.

CButton* pButton=static_cast<CButton*>(this->GetDlgItem(IDC_BUTTON1));
     CRect rc;
     int x=0; //x coord
     int y=0; //y coord

If you want to depress the button, assuming you are using a push button

     //to depress the button set TRUE (if push button)

Note: the cast to CButton is not necessary to move the button, it could be left as
CWnd* pButton=this->GetDlgItem(IDC_BUTTON1));

The cast is necessary to set the state though

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