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Win32 Dialog Boxes with C++

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Hi, I'm kind of blundering my way through a project right now, and I need to figure out how to make an input dialog box using Win32 API calls and C++. What I'd really like to be able to do is have a bitmap for the background, with all the buttons and fields drawn on, but I'm not sure how to implement a text field the user could type into, or how to create the dialog box itself. I've looked around a little bit, but the only information I've found is on using the MFC, which I don't seem to have with Borland C++ Builder, and some vague instructions on using a DialogBox macro and some kind of template resource. If somebody could give me a comprehensive explanation of how to do this, I would be grateful. [Edited by - Megaman_22 on October 6, 2006 8:03:23 AM]

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http://winprog.org/tutorial/ has a few good tutorials on the subject. It doesn't cover bitmap backgrounds though.

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To have a bitmap background, process the WM_ERASEBKGND message in the dialog's window procedure (DLGPROC). Don't forget to return TRUE if you process the message.

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