Need to bold the tab title of the active property page

Posted on 2008-09-29
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Last Modified: 2013-11-20

I have a property sheet that consists of three property pages.  I would like the tab of the active page to be bolded.

For example.  Suppose that the titles of my 3 property pages are {"one", "two", "three"}.  Then when the user clicks on the text "two" (to select this page) then

(a) the text "two" should become bolded and

(b) the previous bolded text (if it wasn't "two") should have the bolding removed
Question by:mgw
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Expert Comment

ID: 22597042
You need an owner draw tab control.
You can start from here:

Author Comment

ID: 22604012
Hi alb66

Many thanks for your quick response.  I took a look at the code that I downloaded from the link that you recommended.

Unfortunately I do not have much experience with font setting and I was unable to determine how to set the font within the downloaded code.

Would you have any other advice?

Thanks in advance.
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alb66 earned 2000 total points
ID: 22604365
You must modify the item drawing code.
In the sample, change the end part of CEnTabCtrl::DrawItem() as in the code snippet:
void CEnTabCtrl::DrawItem(LPDRAWITEMSTRUCT lpdis)
	// text
	rItem.right -= PADDING;
	FormatText(sTemp, pDC, rItem.Width());
	CFont boldFont;
	CFont* pOldFont = NULL;
	if ( bSelected )	// only for the selected item
		LOGFONT logFont;
		CFont* pFont = pDC->GetCurrentFont();		// get current font
		pFont->GetLogFont( &logFont );			// get font's parameters
		logFont.lfWeight = FW_BOLD;			// change it to bold
		boldFont.CreateFontIndirect( &logFont );	// create the new font
		pOldFont = pDC->SelectObject( &boldFont );	// select it
	pDC->DrawText(sTemp, rItem, DT_NOPREFIX | DT_CENTER);
	if ( bSelected )
		pDC->SelectObject( pOldFont );			// restore original font

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ID: 31501202
Good job alb66 - that worked a treat.  Thank you.

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