I always thought writing your own control was fun. Im happy to see there is now a sub-forum for those who also like to break away from the standard kernel GUI controls.

For those who have ideas of your own, I wrote a beginner tutorial on how i approach writting a custom control a while ago, but it is still available in the FAQ section.

You can Quick Link to it here...

Regards,
:NaN:
Posted on 2003-06-19 22:27:20 by NaN
I'd also like to see a few links dedicated to GUI design. Many custom controls I've seen are very nice, but not very aesthetic or intuitive. ;)

I can't find any good links atm.
Posted on 2003-06-20 16:32:18 by iblis
Are owner-drawn controles cosidered as custom controles?
If not, what exacly are custom controles?
Posted on 2003-06-23 19:39:54 by Mikky
I suppose you could consider Owner Drawn Controls, a customization of an existing control. But in the true sence Its designing your won control from scratch, and doing the required GDI and logic to perform the "custom" task you'r looking for that the standard Kernal controls do not offer.

:NaN:
Posted on 2003-06-27 21:53:53 by NaN
I have a book called "Windows Custom Controls" that was written in the days of Windows 3.0 and when technical books were great for in-depth knowledge of Windows as tools haven't been refined and the process simplified.


http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0130344974/qid%3D1056779831/sr%3D11-1/ref%3Dsr%5F11%5F1/103-4971487-9247048


Really good if you want to learn how to create controls from scratch extending the API a wee in the process...


Thanks,
Shawn
Posted on 2003-06-28 00:58:43 by _Shawn
sugestion:
maybe the moderator of this forum will add sub-forum called "OwnerDraw Controls" or somethin' like that for not fully custom controls :grin:
Posted on 2003-06-30 16:47:09 by NEMO
Hi all,

I agree with NEMO's suggestion because there is no real home for this kind of controls and it is better not to mix them with pure Custom controls.

Regards,

akyprian
Posted on 2003-07-01 06:40:37 by akyprian
sugestion:
maybe the moderator of this forum will add sub-forum called "OwnerDraw Controls" or somethin' like that for not fully custom controls :grin:


This is more like a Main kindof thing then... I don't think there's a subforum needed for mostly WM_CTLCOLOR questions :tongue:
Posted on 2003-07-01 08:59:57 by JimmyClif


I don't think there's a subforum needed for mostly WM_CTLCOLOR questions :tongue:


not WM_CTLCOLOR but WM_DRAWITEM and WM_MESUREITEM and for variety oh handlling them and adding to standard controls new "colors" :tongue: :) (like example of multi -line listbox i've posted)

Regards,
NEMO
Posted on 2003-07-01 10:06:14 by NEMO
here you go
Posted on 2003-07-01 12:12:01 by Hiroshimator
Hiroshimator,

Congratulations once again. Probably "Owner Drawn and Subclassed Controls"?

Regards,

akyprian
Posted on 2003-07-01 13:56:21 by akyprian
Originally posted by NEMO

not WM_CTLCOLOR but WM_DRAWITEM and WM_MESUREITEM and for variety oh handlling them and adding to standard controls new "colors" :tongue: :) (like example of multi -line listbox i've posted)

Regards,
NEMO


True... Never played around with those messages yet ;) .Kind of misunderstood the OwnerDraw part to it... (I'm off to find your multiline listbox :tongue:

Cheers,
JimmyClif
Posted on 2003-07-01 19:33:01 by JimmyClif
I don't see why there needs to be another forum.
Posted on 2003-07-01 21:56:07 by iblis