ADDBORDERINFO

typedef struct _ADDBORDERINFO 
{ 
   L_UINT uStructSize; 
   L_INT nLeftThickness; 
   L_INT nTopThickness; 
   L_INT nRightThickness; 
   L_INT nBottomThickness; 
   L_INT nLocation; 
   L_INT nStyle; 
   L_INT nEffectStyle; 
   pBITMAPHANDLE pTileBitmap; 
   L_INT nGradientStyle; 
   COLORREF crGradientStart; 
   COLORREF crGradientEnd; 
   L_INT nCurveIntensity; 
   L_BOOL bSoftCurve; 
   L_BOOL bShadow; 
   L_INT nShadowSize; 
   L_INT nShadowDirection; 
   L_BOOL bBumpyShadow; 
} ADDBORDERINFO, *pADDBORDERINFO; 

The ADDBORDERINFO structure contains information about the border to add to the bitmap.

Members

uStructSize

Size of this structure in bytes, for versioning. Use the sizeof() operator to calculate this value.

nLeftThickness

The thickness of the left side of the border.

nTopThickness

The thickness of the top side of the border.

nRightThickness

The thickness of the right side of the border.

nBottomThickness

The thickness of the bottom side of the border.

nLocation

Flag that indicates the position of the border. Possible values are:

Value Meaning
BORDER_INSIDE [0] The border will be within the bitmap. This is the default.
BORDER_OUTSIDE [1] The border will be outside the bitmap.

nStyle

Flag that indicates the style of the border. Possible values are:

Value Meaning
BORDER_STYLE_TRANSPARENT [0] The border is transparent. Therefore, the bitmap itself shows through as the border. This is the default.
BORDER_STYLE_OPAQUE [1] Use a single color to create the border. The color used is crGradientStart.
BORDER_STYLE_GRADIENT [2] The border contains a color gradient from crGradientStart to crGradientEnd.
BORDER_STYLE_TILES [3] The border is taken from the bitmap referenced by the pTileBitmap member.

nEffectStyle

Flag that indicates the change in the appearance of the border. By default there are no changes. The change also depends on the value of nCurveIntesity. If nCurveIntensity is zero, there are no changes. Possible values are:

Value Meaning
BORDER_EFFECT_CURVEDIN [1] Add a 3D appearance to the border by adding a high intensity color to the inner side of the border and a lower intensity color to the outer side of the border.
BORDER_EFFECT_CURVEDOUT [2] Add a 3D appearance to the border by adding a high intensity color to the outer side of the border and a lower intensity color to the inner side of the border.
BORDER_EFFECT_RAISED [3] Add a curved appearance to the border.

pTileBitmap

Pointer to a bitmap handle that references the tile bitmap. This is the bitmap the border is taken from when nStyle is BORDER_STYLE_TILES.

nGradientStyle

Flag that indicates the gradient style. This flag is used only when the nStyle member is BORDER_STYLE_GRADIENT. Possible values are:

Value Meaning
BORDER_GRAD_INSIDEOUT [0] The gradient starts from the inside of the border and progresses toward the outside of the border. This is the default.
BORDER_GRAD_CENTEROUT [1] The gradient starts from the center of the border and progresses toward both the inside and outside of the border.
BORDER_GRAD_CORNEROUT [2] The gradient starts from the corners of the border.

crGradientStart

COLORREF value that specified the starting color when nStyle is BORDER_STYLE_GRADIENT. This is also the color used when nStyle is BORDER_STYLE_OPAQUE.

crGradientEnd

COLORREF value that specified the ending color when nStyle is BORDER_STYLE_GRADIENT.

nCurveIntensity

Value that indicates the degree to which to change the appearance of the border. This value is used only when the nEffectStyle flag is set. The range is from −1000 to 1000.

bSoftCurve

Boolean flag that indicates whether to give the border a soft curve appearance. This flag is used only when nEffectStyle is BORDER_EFFECT_RAISED. Possible values are:

Value Meaning
TRUE Make the border more homogeneous in intensity, giving the appearance of a smoother curve.
FALSE Do not make the border more homogeneous in intensity.

bShadow

Boolean flag that indicates whether to add a shadow to the border. Possible values are:

Value Meaning
TRUE Add a shadow to the border.
FALSE Do not add a shadow to the border. This is the default.

nShadowSize

Value that indicates the width of the shadow, in pixels. This value is used only when bShadow is TRUE.

nShadowDirection

Flag that indicates the direction of the shadow. This value is used only when bShadow is TRUE. Possible values are:

Value Meaning
BORDER_SHADOW_LEFT [0] The shadow is on the left top side of the image. This is the default.
BORDER_SHADOW_RIGHT [1] The shadow is on the right bottom side of the image.
BORDER_SHADOW_SURROUND [2] The shadow surrounds the border.

bBumpyShadow

Boolean flag that indicates whether to increase the intensity near the far edge of the shadow. This flag is used only when bShadow is TRUE. Setting this flag to TRUE produces a good appearance for the shadow if nShadowSize is a value between 4 and 7. Possible values are:

Value Meaning
TRUE Increase the intensity near the far edge of the shadow.
FALSE Do not increase the intensity near the far edge of the shadow.

Comments

pADDBORDERINFO is a pointer to a ADDBORDERINFO structure. Where a function parameter type is pADDBORDERINFO, declare an ADDBORDERINFO variable and pass the variable's address in the parameter. Declaring a pADDBORDERINFO variable is necessary only if the program requires a pointer.

Some functions which take this structure as a parameter require that the structure be initialized prior to the function call. You must set the uStructSize member to the total size, in bytes, of the structure. Use the sizeof() operator to calculate this value. Functions that do not require the structure be initialized will take the total size of the structure, in bytes, as an additional function parameter.

The images below demonstrate some of the borders that are possible, by setting various members and flags:

nStyle = BORDER_STYLE_OPAQUE 

image\BdrOpq.gif
nStyle = BORDER_STYLE_OPAQUE 
nEffectStyle = BORDER_EFFECT_CURVEDIN 
nCurveIntesity = 200 
image\BdrOpqCvdIn.gif
nStyle = BORDER_STYLE_OPAQUE 
nEffectStyle = BORDER_EFFECT_CURVEDOUT 
nCurveIntesity = 200 
image\BdrOpqCvdOut.gif
nStyle = BORDER_STYLE_OPAQUE 
nEffectStyle = BORDER_EFFECT_RAISED 
nCurveIntesity = 100 
image\BdrOpqRsd.gif
nStyle = BORDER_STYLE_OPAQUE 
nEffectStyle = BORDER_EFFECT_RAISED 
nCurveIntesity = 100 
bSoftCurve = TRUE 
image\BdrOpqRsdScrv.gif
nStyle = BORDER_STYLE_GRADIENT 
nGradientStyle = BORDER_GRAD_INSIDEOUT 
crGradientStart = RGB(255, 0, 0) 
crGradientEnd = RGB(0, 0, 255) 
image\BdrGradInOut.gif
nStyle = BORDER_STYLE_GRADIENT 
nGradientStyle = BORDER_GRAD_CENTEROUT 
crGradientStart = RGB(255, 0, 0) 
crGradientEnd = RGB(0, 0, 255) 
image\BdrGradCtrOut1.gif
nStyle = BORDER_STYLE_GRADIENT 
nGradientStyle = BORDER_GRAD_CORNEROUT 
crGradientStart = RGB(255, 0, 0) 
crGradientEnd = RGB(0, 0, 255) 
image\BdrGradCtrOut2.gif
nBorderLocation = BORDER_OUTSIDE 
nStyle = BORDER_STYLE_OPAQUE 
bShadow = TRUE 
nShadowSize = 5 
bBumpyShadow = TRUE 
nShadowDirection = BORDER_SHADOW_SURROUND 
image\BdrOpqOutShadSur.gif
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