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Chapter 17. Working with Dialogs and Controls

Chapter 17. Working with Dialogs and Controls

Dialogs and controls are basic tools for user communications in the Windows environment. In this chapter, you'll learn how to implement dialogs and controls by applying them to extend the Sketcher program. As you do so, you'll learn about:

  • Dialogs and how you can create dialog resources

  • Controls and how to add them to a dialog

  • Basic varieties of controls available to you

  • How to create a dialog class to manage a dialog

  • How to program the creation of a dialog box and how to get information back from the controls in it

  • Modal and modeless dialogs

  • How to implement and use direct data exchange and validation with controls

  • How to implement view scaling

  • How you can add a status bar to an application


  

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