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Trying out some C++

Is anybody familiar enough with C++ to tell me how to add a button to the title bar of a window (next to the Minimize button)? I have an idea for an app.

Adding buttons to the title bar of a window to:

Roll the window up to it's title bar
Adjust position of the window to any of the 4 corners, top-center, bottom-center or centered on the screen
Minimize the window to the system tray.

There's an app out there that does this, plus more already, but it costs $$ and I wanted to make mine open-source and free.

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Nope

I think you have to hack it in yourself using a library of some sort. AFAIK there's no native Win32 API call for it.
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As

Ryan said I don't think that there is a Win32 call for this, I would have thought that the easiest way to do it would be to custom draw a button up there and then check to see where the mouse is on click and if its over the button then handle it specifically.

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I found a resource on how to

I found a resource on how to do this, unfortunately when the button is clicked the entire window gets redrawn in Win2k style, no matter which XP theme is applied. I'll have to look at the code more carefully to see if that's how it's coded, or if there is an error somewhere.
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could also have a look at this:

http://www.codeproject.com/buttonctrl/CCaptionButton.asp

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Thanks! that looks like it

Thanks! that looks like it could be quite useful

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