There is (I have been told) a way of using an entire dialog template as a resource in another dialog. This would be very usefull in organising things like a property sheet in one corner and something else in another place. Has anyone tried the mechanics of this?
You don't use a dialog template as a resource in another dialog - to me this implies merging. I've never seen this done.
What is common is to:
- define the parent dialog template
- on the parent, define where a child dialog is to be placed by using a dummy control
- in the parent WM_INITDIALOG:
- call CreateDialog*() to create the child dialog from its template
- find the dummy control and it's extents
- delete the dummy and resize/position the child dialog to take its place
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'W' doesn't need to be L'W' since it will auto-promote to wchar_t.
That should not be true.
It was true with old C++ version, where the wchar_t was not an independent type, and was just a typedef for "unsigned short", and "char" autopromote into "short" and become "unsigned".
In more modern versions, wchar_t can be set up as an independent type with a compiler switch and -now- it becomes a default by standard.
Autopromotion of char-s into wchar-t must not happen, since the "encoding scheme" used in strings may not fit: All negative chars (above 127) are not ASCII and hence may have different meaning if ANSI (depending on the codepage) or UTF (can be UTF-8).
That said, char to wchar_t is not a one-to-one arithmetic conversion. You may have four chars going into a single or a pair of wchar_t (think to UTF-8 to UTF-16 chinese).
That's was what i though when that differentiation was introduced.
But it saved me lot of time form char-type mismatching in strings!
The "werid" thing is that C++ is still taking the old C idea of "char are just numbers" and strings don't exist (there are character arrays and string manipulation functions).
Than wchar_t was introduced, and a type semantic was applied to it.
It would be more correct -nowadays- the case that even char should not have number semantic and a different type (may be byte and unsigned byte, or short short int) should be introduced to represent small integers)
I also wander why C and C++ standard are insisting with all those sort of short, long, long long, long long long, etc. instead of simply define integers as int_x where x is the number of bits (MS does it, but it's not "standard").
Then there might be char_x, incompatible with int_x unless of explicit conversions and functions.
This is more funny I don't know if it's related to the new standards or if not.
My program has a linked list data structure in C++.
is my basic data structure.
I store info along the way from a ComboBox in a Whatever data structure.
Eventually I want to process several of Info and divide them in several Strings.
if (Test->Info[n] == L'/')
//do some processing
I end up getting these errors.
1>main.cpp(686): error C2446: '==' : no conversion from 'int' to 'LPWSTR'
1> Conversion from integral type to pointer type requires reinterpret_cast, C-style cast or function-style cast
1>main.cpp(686): error C2040: '==' : 'LPWSTR' differs in levels of indirection from 'int'
However if I address LPWSTR directly not through the C++ class data structure everything goes smooth as silk.
Yes, I was pointing out what was, not what should be and disagree with you anyway on that point.
char and wchar_t ultimately are just numbers and have no intrinsic meaning on their own--the compiler has no idea what encoding scheme you are using. Is it UTF-16BE, UTF-16LE? Even char doesn't imply what the code page is.
I've never tried anything like this, but my first attempt would be to set some sort of filter (i.e., WHERE clause), like:
SELECT * FROM table WHERE 1 <= rownum AND rownum <= 100// thread 1
SELECT * FROM table WHERE 101 <= rownum AND rownum <= 200// thread 2
SELECT * FROM table WHERE 201 <= rownum AND rownum <= 300// thread 3
Does that sound plausible?
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I have a CFormView where I want to display an image and show some buttons over the image. I get the device context for the view, create a compatible bitmap, use the LPPICTURE Render(*) function to display the image file into the DC, then use BitBlt(*) of CDC to display the image. The buttons are placed onto the form. This kind of works, although if I display another window over the form, or move the cursor into the title bar or the system status bar, all the buttons disappear. I would like to place the buttons dynamically, and tried to use SetWindowPos(*) for one of the buttons. But when I called SetWindowPos(*) for that button, everything (image and other buttons) disappeared. Is there a proper way to display buttons over an image so they don't disappear, and also to do so dynamically?