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Programming Windows® Embedded CE 6.0 Developer Reference, 4th Edition by Douglas Boling

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Chapter 2. Drawing on the Screen

In Chapter 1 the example program HelloCE had one task: to display a line of text on the screen. Displaying that line took only one call to DrawText, with Windows CE taking care of such details as the font and its color, the positioning of the line of text inside the window, and so forth. Given the power of a graphical user interface (GUI), however, an application can do much more than simply print a line of text on the screen. It can craft the look of the display down to the most minute of details.

Over the life of the Microsoft Windows operating system, the number of functions available for crafting these displays has expanded dramatically. With each successive version of Windows, functions have been added that ...

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