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Problems creatinf 3D Controls

Posted on 2003-11-13
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Hi,
I'm new with MFC. I'm trying to develop an application where I need create my controls manually. I try to create a CEdit control using the Create(...) function, and it works, but I can´t get a 3D look, and when I try it with the CSpinButtonCtrl and the CButton, I don´t get anything.
Does somebody know what´s is going on ?
Excuse my poor English, Pablo.
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Question by:latacita
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by:SteH
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In my dlg based app created with the app wizard during WinApp::InitInstance () the following lines appear
#ifdef _AFXDLL
      Enable3dControls();                  // Call this when using MFC in a shared DLL
#else
      Enable3dControlsStatic();      // Call this when linking to MFC statically
#endif
Are these missing in your app?

Assure that the following style is set for those controls
WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE   Specifies that a window has a 3D look — that is, a border with a sunken edge.
Either using CreateEx () if available or using
ModifyStyleEx ().



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by:latacita
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Thank for your answer, I've tried that, but the problem is just that when I used the ModifyStyle function, the system does nothing, and it returns an ok code, so the fucntion looks work right.
Have you ever seen something like that ?
Thanks, Pablo.
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You are aware of the fact that the first parameter in the call to
ModifyStyleEx are the flags to be removed? The second one contains the flags to be added.

Another tool which could help is Spy++. Use it to get the window styles of the controls you created. Then you can see whether the style is set and you have to look somewhere else.
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