Subject Re: Programmatically Adding An Event
From <> <<>>
Date Thu, 6 Dec 2018 12:03:50 -0500
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started

Hmm, never thought about using Wingdings. As far as I know, Wingdings is
included in all versions of windows.
On my Win7 box it works as you suggested but on my Win10 box I had to go to
"Wingdings 3" and use lower case p and q to get the up and down arrows.
Interesting the Wingdings is different on the 2 versions of Windows.
I guess you could do a test for the host OS and use the proper font and
characters for that version of Windows.

"Tom"  wrote in message news:0ly1G8XjUHA.904@ip-AC1E04A7...

On 12/6/18 10:03 AM, Mervyn Bick wrote:
> On 2018-12-06 4:46 PM, wrote:
>> Thanks,
>> OK that's right, he used PeekMessage(() to test the down state of the
>> mouse button rather than using GetAsyncKeyState()  to test the down state
>> of the pushbutton.
>> Not sure which way would have been better in this case. I'd like to think
>> my way is better. LOL
>> I did notice in my control that the downBitmap wasn't appearing when I
>> defined that and the button didn't look like it was down.
>> Possible adding UpdateWindow(oButton.hWnd) like is in Ronnie's code to
>> the loop just before the sleep() will will cause that to repaint.
>> Rich...
> I haven't had time yet to dig too deeply but one thing I did notice was
> that when I used the graphics for the pushbutons from dNavigation.dll the
> two arrows didn't quite line up.  When you use the individual .png files
> they line up exactly.
> Mervyn.

Not to add more fuel to this out of control fire but ...


Set fontName to "WebDings"

Set text to '3' (left), '4' (right), '5' (up) or '6' (down).

Adjust font size as desired.

Not certain that that font is available on all windows computers.