Custom Draw

Custom draw is not a common control; it is a service that many common controls provide. The custom draw service allows an application greater flexibility in customizing a control's appearance. Your application can harness custom draw notifications to easily change the font used to display items or manually draw an item without having to do a full owner draw.

This section contains information about the programming elements used with custom draw.


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About Custom Draw This section contains general information about custom draw functionality and provides a conceptual overview of how an application can support custom draw.
Using Custom Draw This section contains examples that demonstrate how to implement custom draw.


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NM_CUSTOMDRAW Notifies a control's parent window about custom drawing operations. This notification code is sent in the form of a WM_NOTIFY message.


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NMCUSTOMDRAW Contains information specific to an NM_CUSTOMDRAW notification code.