DrawStatusTextW function (commctrl.h)

The DrawStatusText function draws the specified text in the style of a status window with borders.

Syntax

void DrawStatusTextW(
  HDC     hDC,
  LPCRECT lprc,
  LPCWSTR pszText,
  UINT    uFlags
);

Parameters

hDC

Type: HDC

Handle to the display context for the window.

lprc

Type: LPCRECT

Pointer to a RECT structure that contains the position, in client coordinates, of the rectangle in which the text is drawn. The function draws the borders just inside the edges of the specified rectangle.

pszText

Type: LPCTSTR

Pointer to a null-terminated string that specifies the text to display. Tab characters in the string determine whether the string is left-aligned, right-aligned, or centered.

uFlags

Type: UINT

Text drawing flags. This parameter can be a combination of these values:

Value Meaning
SBT_NOBORDERS
Prevents borders from being drawn around the specified text.
SBT_POPOUT
Draws highlighted borders that make the text stand out.
SBT_RTLREADING
Indicates that the string pointed to by pszText will be displayed in the opposite direction to the text in the parent window.

Return value

None

Remarks

Normal windows display text left-to-right (LTR). Windows can be mirrored to display languages such as Hebrew or Arabic that read right-to-left (RTL). Normally, the pszText string will be displayed in the same direction as the text in its parent window. If SBT_RTLREADING is set, the pszText string will read in the opposite direction from the text in the parent window.

Note

The commctrl.h header defines DrawStatusText as an alias which automatically selects the ANSI or Unicode version of this function based on the definition of the UNICODE preprocessor constant. Mixing usage of the encoding-neutral alias with code that not encoding-neutral can lead to mismatches that result in compilation or runtime errors. For more information, see Conventions for Function Prototypes.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows Vista [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header commctrl.h
Library Comctl32.lib
DLL Comctl32.dll