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Changing style of font displayed in static text control box

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Hi experts, I've created a CDialog box and put a Static Text Control in it.

How do i change the font text to bold, the type of fonts and the font size for the text displayed in the control box?
Thanks.
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Question by:pcssecure
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by:kklai72
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try this, I got a button, when it is pressed, it changed the font of the static text (with ID IDC_TEXT) to bold type

void CTransparentDlg::OnButton1()
{
      // TODO: Add your control notification handler code here
      CWnd *pWnd;

      pWnd=this->GetDlgItem(IDC_TEXT);
      if (pWnd!=NULL) {
            LOGFONT lf;
            CFont *pOldFont;
            CFont *pNewFont;


            pOldFont=pWnd->GetFont();
            pOldFont->GetLogFont(&lf);
            lf.lfWeight=FW_BOLD;

            pNewFont=new CFont;
            pNewFont->CreateFontIndirect(&lf);
            
            pWnd->SetFont(pNewFont);
            delete pNewFont;

            pWnd->SetFont(pOldFont,FALSE);
      }
}
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by:vijay_visana
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     CStatic * pMySt = (CStatic *)GetDlgItem(IDC_STATIC);
      ASSERT(pMySt);
      CFont * pMyFont = pMySt->GetFont();
      LOGFONT LogFont;
      pMyFont->GetLogFont (&LogFont);
      LogFont.lfWeight = FW_BOLD;
      CFont newFont;
      newFont.CreateFontIndirect (&LogFont);
      pMySt->SetFont (&newFont);
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by:vijay_visana
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see the LOGFONT stucture
I have just change the Weight field but you can manipulate other fields to get desired font for your control.
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Roshan Davis earned 250 total points
ID: 10975301
A small change in VV's code :)

make this object as class member
in the header of the class put
CFont m_newFont;



    CStatic * pMySt = (CStatic *)GetDlgItem(IDC_STATIC);
     ASSERT(pMySt);
     CFont * pMyFont = pMySt->GetFont();
     LOGFONT LogFont;
     pMyFont->GetLogFont (&LogFont);
     LogFont.lfWeight = FW_BOLD;

     m_newFont.CreateFontIndirect (&LogFont);
     pMySt->SetFont (&m_newFont);

Rosh :)
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by:pcssecure
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hi vijay, i've successfully changed the text to bold but i can't seems to change the font size.
I tried to change the font size using the following statement, but the size is still the same.

logFont.lfHeight = -MulDiv(20, dc->GetDeviceCaps(LOGPIXELSY), 72);  

Pls advice.
Thks!
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by:vijay_visana
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In my code it is working fine.
do the following

HDC hdc = GetDC()->m_hDC ;
ASSERT(hdc);
int PointSize = 20;
int nHight = -MulDiv(PointSize, GetDeviceCaps(hdc, LOGPIXELSY), 72);
//check nHight here in my pc it is -27
LogFont.lfHeight = nHight ;

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by:wayside
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Are you trying to change one specific static text item, or all of the text in the dialog to the same font?

If you want to change all of them, you can change the font, size, and weight by setting a dialog property. For VC++.Net, right-mouse on the dialog title bar in the resource editor, select properties. In the properties window is a Font section that lets you change the font attributes.

I think there is someething equivalent in VC++6.0.
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