Hello all, im Mehh and this is my first post. Im also a rookie in programming and im making Multi Document Interface program from a MDI Example in DevC++. My problem is that i cannot change Font Size in MDI example and its so small that my friends cant even read it :S, if anyone can show me how to make it bigger i would be thankfull, Atleast Font size to be 12, Here is the source code im working on:

#include <windows.h>
#include <commctrl.h>

#include "mdi_unit.h"

#define ID_STATUSBAR       4997
#define ID_TOOLBAR         4998

#define ID_MDI_CLIENT      4999
#define ID_MDI_FIRSTCHILD  50000

#define IDC_CHILD_EDIT      2000

LRESULT CALLBACK WndProc(HWND hwnd, UINT Message, WPARAM wParam, LPARAM lParam);
LRESULT CALLBACK MDIChildWndProc(HWND hwnd, UINT Message, WPARAM wParam,
   LPARAM lParam);

char g_szAppName[] = "MyMDIWindow";
char g_szChild[] = "MyMDIChild";
HINSTANCE g_hInst;
HWND g_hMDIClient, g_hStatusBar, g_hToolBar;
HWND g_hMainWindow;

BOOL LoadFile(HWND hEdit, LPSTR pszFileName)
{
   HANDLE hFile;
   BOOL bSuccess = FALSE;

   hFile = CreateFile(pszFileName, GENERIC_READ, FILE_SHARE_READ, NULL,
      OPEN_EXISTING, FILE_ATTRIBUTE_NORMAL, 0);
   if(hFile != INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE)
   {
      DWORD dwFileSize;
      dwFileSize = GetFileSize(hFile, NULL);
      if(dwFileSize != 0xFFFFFFFF)
      {
         LPSTR pszFileText;
         pszFileText = LPSTR(GlobalAlloc(GPTR, dwFileSize + 1));
         if(pszFileText != NULL)
         {
            DWORD dwRead;
            if(ReadFile(hFile, pszFileText, dwFileSize, &dwRead, NULL))
            {
               pszFileText[dwFileSize] = 0; // Null terminator
               if(SetWindowText(hEdit, pszFileText))
                  bSuccess = TRUE; // It worked!
            }
            GlobalFree(pszFileText);
         }
      }
      CloseHandle(hFile);
   }
   return bSuccess;
}

BOOL SaveFile(HWND hEdit, LPSTR pszFileName)
{
   HANDLE hFile;
   BOOL bSuccess = FALSE;

   hFile = CreateFile(pszFileName, GENERIC_WRITE, 0, NULL,
      CREATE_ALWAYS, FILE_ATTRIBUTE_NORMAL, 0);
   if(hFile != INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE)
   {
      DWORD dwTextLength;
      dwTextLength = GetWindowTextLength(hEdit);
      if(dwTextLength > 0)// No need to bother if there's no text.
      {
         LPSTR pszText;
         pszText = LPSTR(GlobalAlloc(GPTR, dwTextLength + 1));
         if(pszText != NULL)
         {
            if(GetWindowText(hEdit, pszText, dwTextLength + 1))
            {
               DWORD dwWritten;
               if(WriteFile(hFile, pszText, dwTextLength, &dwWritten, NULL))
                  bSuccess = TRUE;
            }
            GlobalFree(pszText);
         }
      }
      CloseHandle(hFile);
   }
   return bSuccess;
}

BOOL GetFileName(HWND hwnd, LPSTR pszFileName, BOOL bSave)
{
   OPENFILENAME ofn;

   ZeroMemory(&ofn, sizeof(ofn));
   pszFileName[0] = 0;

   ofn.lStructSize = sizeof(ofn);
   ofn.hwndOwner = hwnd;
   ofn.lpstrFilter = "Text Files (*.txt)\0*.txt\0All Files (*.*)\0*.*\0\0";
   ofn.lpstrFile = pszFileName;
   ofn.nMaxFile = MAX_PATH;
   ofn.lpstrDefExt = "txt";

   if(bSave)
   {
      ofn.Flags = OFN_EXPLORER | OFN_PATHMUSTEXIST | OFN_HIDEREADONLY |
         OFN_OVERWRITEPROMPT;
      if(!GetSaveFileName(&ofn))
         return FALSE;
   }
   else
   {
      ofn.Flags = OFN_EXPLORER | OFN_FILEMUSTEXIST | OFN_HIDEREADONLY;
      if(!GetOpenFileName(&ofn))
         return FALSE;
   }
   return TRUE;
}

int WINAPI WinMain(HINSTANCE hInstance, HINSTANCE hPrevInstance,
   LPSTR lpszCmdParam, int nCmdShow)
{
   MSG  Msg;
   WNDCLASSEX WndClassEx;

   InitCommonControls();

   g_hInst = hInstance;

   WndClassEx.cbSize          = sizeof(WNDCLASSEX);
   WndClassEx.style           = CS_HREDRAW | CS_VREDRAW;
   WndClassEx.lpfnWndProc     = WndProc;
   WndClassEx.cbClsExtra      = 0;
   WndClassEx.cbWndExtra      = 0;
   WndClassEx.hInstance       = hInstance;
   WndClassEx.hIcon           = LoadIcon(NULL, IDI_APPLICATION);
   WndClassEx.hCursor         = LoadCursor(NULL, IDC_ARROW);
   WndClassEx.hbrBackground   = (HBRUSH)(COLOR_3DSHADOW+1);
   WndClassEx.lpszMenuName       = "MAIN";
   WndClassEx.lpszClassName   = g_szAppName;
   WndClassEx.hIconSm           = LoadIcon(NULL, IDI_APPLICATION);

   if(!RegisterClassEx(&WndClassEx))
   {
      MessageBox(0, "Could Not Register Window", "Oh Oh...",
         MB_ICONEXCLAMATION | MB_OK);
      return -1;
   }

   WndClassEx.lpfnWndProc     = MDIChildWndProc;
   WndClassEx.lpszMenuName       = NULL;
   WndClassEx.lpszClassName   = g_szChild;
   WndClassEx.hbrBackground   = (HBRUSH)(COLOR_3DFACE+1);

   if(!RegisterClassEx(&WndClassEx))
   {
      MessageBox(0, "Could Not Register Child Window", "Oh Oh...",
         MB_ICONEXCLAMATION | MB_OK);
      return -1;
   }

    g_hMainWindow = CreateWindowEx(WS_EX_APPWINDOW, g_szAppName,
      "MDI File Editor", WS_OVERLAPPEDWINDOW | WS_CLIPCHILDREN,
      CW_USEDEFAULT, CW_USEDEFAULT, CW_USEDEFAULT, CW_USEDEFAULT,
      0, 0, hInstance, NULL);

   if (g_hMainWindow == NULL){
      MessageBox(0, "No Window", "Oh Oh...", MB_ICONEXCLAMATION | MB_OK);
      return -1;
   }

   ShowWindow(g_hMainWindow, nCmdShow);
   UpdateWindow(g_hMainWindow);

   while(GetMessage(&Msg, NULL, 0, 0))
   {
      if (!TranslateMDISysAccel(g_hMDIClient, &Msg))
      {
         TranslateMessage(&Msg);
         DispatchMessage(&Msg);
      }
   }
   return Msg.wParam;
}


LRESULT CALLBACK WndProc(HWND hwnd, UINT Message, WPARAM wParam, LPARAM lParam)
{
   switch(Message)
   {
      case WM_CREATE:
      {
         CLIENTCREATESTRUCT ccs;
         int iStatusWidths[] = {200, 300, -1};
         TBADDBITMAP tbab;
         TBBUTTON tbb[9];

         // Find window menu where children will be listed
         ccs.hWindowMenu  = GetSubMenu(GetMenu(hwnd), 2);
         ccs.idFirstChild = ID_MDI_FIRSTCHILD;
         g_hMDIClient = CreateWindowEx(WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE, "mdiclient", NULL,
            WS_CHILD | WS_CLIPCHILDREN | WS_VSCROLL | WS_HSCROLL,
            CW_USEDEFAULT, CW_USEDEFAULT, CW_USEDEFAULT, CW_USEDEFAULT,
            hwnd, (HMENU)ID_MDI_CLIENT, g_hInst, (LPVOID)&ccs);
         ShowWindow(g_hMDIClient, SW_SHOW);

         g_hStatusBar = CreateWindowEx(0, STATUSCLASSNAME, NULL,
            WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE | SBARS_SIZEGRIP, 0, 0, 0, 0,
            hwnd, (HMENU)ID_STATUSBAR, g_hInst, NULL);
         SendMessage(g_hStatusBar, SB_SETPARTS, 3, (LPARAM)iStatusWidths);
         SendMessage(g_hStatusBar, SB_SETTEXT, 2, (LPARAM)"Toolbar & Statusbar Example");

         g_hToolBar = CreateWindowEx(0, TOOLBARCLASSNAME, NULL,
            WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE, 0, 0, 0, 0,
            hwnd, (HMENU)ID_TOOLBAR, g_hInst, NULL);

         // Send the TB_BUTTONSTRUCTSIZE message, which is required for
         // backward compatibility.
         SendMessage(g_hToolBar, TB_BUTTONSTRUCTSIZE, (WPARAM)sizeof(TBBUTTON), 0);

         tbab.hInst = HINST_COMMCTRL;
         tbab.nID = IDB_STD_SMALL_COLOR;
         SendMessage(g_hToolBar, TB_ADDBITMAP, 0, (LPARAM)&tbab);

         ZeroMemory(tbb, sizeof(tbb));

         tbb[0].iBitmap = STD_FILENEW;
         tbb[0].fsState = TBSTATE_ENABLED;
         tbb[0].fsStyle = TBSTYLE_BUTTON;
         tbb[0].idCommand = CM_FILE_NEW;

         tbb[1].iBitmap = STD_FILEOPEN;
         tbb[1].fsState = TBSTATE_ENABLED;
         tbb[1].fsStyle = TBSTYLE_BUTTON;
         tbb[1].idCommand = CM_FILE_OPEN;

         tbb[2].iBitmap = STD_FILESAVE;
         tbb[2].fsStyle = TBSTYLE_BUTTON;
         tbb[2].idCommand = CM_FILE_SAVE;

         tbb[3].fsStyle = TBSTYLE_SEP;

         tbb[4].iBitmap = STD_CUT;
         tbb[4].fsStyle = TBSTYLE_BUTTON;
         tbb[4].idCommand = CM_EDIT_CUT;

         tbb[5].iBitmap = STD_COPY;
         tbb[5].fsStyle = TBSTYLE_BUTTON;
         tbb[5].idCommand = CM_EDIT_COPY;

         tbb[6].iBitmap = STD_PASTE;
         tbb[6].fsStyle = TBSTYLE_BUTTON;
         tbb[6].idCommand = CM_EDIT_PASTE;

         tbb[7].fsStyle = TBSTYLE_SEP;

         tbb[8].iBitmap = STD_UNDO;
         tbb[8].fsStyle = TBSTYLE_BUTTON;
         tbb[8].idCommand = CM_EDIT_UNDO;

         SendMessage(g_hToolBar, TB_ADDBUTTONS, 9, (LPARAM)&tbb);

         return 0;
      }
      case WM_COMMAND:
      {
         switch(LOWORD(wParam))
         {
            case CM_FILE_EXIT:
               PostMessage(hwnd, WM_CLOSE, 0, 0);
            break;
            case CM_FILE_NEW:
            {
               MDICREATESTRUCT mcs;
               HWND hChild;

               mcs.szTitle = "[Untitled]";
               mcs.szClass = g_szChild;
               mcs.hOwner  = g_hInst;
               mcs.x = mcs.cx = CW_USEDEFAULT;
               mcs.y = mcs.cy = CW_USEDEFAULT;
               mcs.style = MDIS_ALLCHILDSTYLES;

               hChild = (HWND)SendMessage(g_hMDIClient, WM_MDICREATE,
                  0, (LONG)&mcs);
               if(!hChild)
               {
                  MessageBox(hwnd, "MDI Child creation failed.", "Oh Oh...",
                     MB_ICONEXCLAMATION | MB_OK);
               }
            }
            break;
            case CM_FILE_OPEN:
            {
               MDICREATESTRUCT mcs;
               HWND hChild;
               char szFileName[MAX_PATH];

               if(!GetFileName(hwnd, szFileName, FALSE))
                  break;

               mcs.szTitle = szFileName;
               mcs.szClass = g_szChild;
               mcs.hOwner  = g_hInst;
               mcs.x = mcs.cx = CW_USEDEFAULT;
               mcs.y = mcs.cy = CW_USEDEFAULT;
               mcs.style = MDIS_ALLCHILDSTYLES;

               hChild = (HWND)SendMessage(g_hMDIClient, WM_MDICREATE,
                  0, (LONG)&mcs);

               if(!hChild)
               {
                  MessageBox(hwnd, "MDI Child creation failed.", "Oh Oh...",
                     MB_ICONEXCLAMATION | MB_OK);
               }
            }
            break;
            case CM_WINDOW_TILEHORZ:
               PostMessage(g_hMDIClient, WM_MDITILE, MDITILE_HORIZONTAL, 0);
            break;
            case CM_WINDOW_TILEVERT:
               PostMessage(g_hMDIClient, WM_MDITILE, MDITILE_VERTICAL, 0);
            break;
            case CM_WINDOW_CASCADE:
               PostMessage(g_hMDIClient, WM_MDICASCADE, 0, 0);
            break;
            case CM_WINDOW_ARRANGE:
               PostMessage(g_hMDIClient, WM_MDIICONARRANGE, 0, 0);
            break;
            default:
            {
               if(LOWORD(wParam) >= ID_MDI_FIRSTCHILD){
                  DefFrameProc(hwnd, g_hMDIClient, Message, wParam, lParam);
               }
               else {
                  HWND hChild;
                  hChild = (HWND)SendMessage(g_hMDIClient, WM_MDIGETACTIVE,0,0);
                  if(hChild){
                     SendMessage(hChild, WM_COMMAND, wParam, lParam);
                  }
               }
            }
         }
      }
      break;
      case WM_SIZE:
      {
         RECT rectClient, rectStatus, rectTool;
         UINT uToolHeight, uStatusHeight, uClientAlreaHeight;

         SendMessage(g_hToolBar, TB_AUTOSIZE, 0, 0);
         SendMessage(g_hStatusBar, WM_SIZE, 0, 0);

         GetClientRect(hwnd, &rectClient);
         GetWindowRect(g_hStatusBar, &rectStatus);
         GetWindowRect(g_hToolBar, &rectTool);

         uToolHeight = rectTool.bottom - rectTool.top;
         uStatusHeight = rectStatus.bottom - rectStatus.top;
         uClientAlreaHeight = rectClient.bottom;

         MoveWindow(g_hMDIClient, 0, uToolHeight, rectClient.right, uClientAlreaHeight - uStatusHeight - uToolHeight, TRUE);
      }
      break;
      case WM_CLOSE:
         DestroyWindow(hwnd);
      break;
      case WM_DESTROY:
         PostQuitMessage(0);
      break;
      default:
         return DefFrameProc(hwnd, g_hMDIClient, Message, wParam, lParam);
   }
   return 0;
}

LRESULT CALLBACK MDIChildWndProc(HWND hwnd, UINT Message, WPARAM wParam,
   LPARAM lParam)
{
   switch(Message)
   {
      case WM_CREATE:
      {
         char szFileName[MAX_PATH];
         HWND hEdit;

         hEdit = CreateWindowEx(WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE, "EDIT", "",
            WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE | WS_HSCROLL | WS_VSCROLL | ES_MULTILINE |
               ES_WANTRETURN,
            CW_USEDEFAULT, CW_USEDEFAULT, CW_USEDEFAULT, CW_USEDEFAULT,
            hwnd, (HMENU)IDC_CHILD_EDIT, g_hInst, NULL);

         SendMessage(hEdit, WM_SETFONT,
            (WPARAM)GetStockObject(DEFAULT_GUI_FONT), MAKELPARAM(TRUE, 0));

         GetWindowText(hwnd, szFileName, MAX_PATH);
         if(*szFileName != '[')
         {
            if(!LoadFile(hEdit, szFileName))
            {
               MessageBox(hwnd, "Couldn't Load File.", "Error.",
                  MB_OK | MB_ICONEXCLAMATION);
               return -1; //cancel window creation
            }
         }
      }
      break;
      case WM_SIZE:
         if(wParam != SIZE_MINIMIZED)
            MoveWindow(GetDlgItem(hwnd, IDC_CHILD_EDIT), 0, 0, LOWORD(lParam),
               HIWORD(lParam), TRUE);
      break;
      case WM_MDIACTIVATE:
      {
         HMENU hMenu, hFileMenu;
         BOOL EnableFlag;
         char szFileName[MAX_PATH];

         hMenu = GetMenu(g_hMainWindow);
         if(hwnd == (HWND)lParam){      //being activated
            EnableFlag = TRUE;
         }
         else{
            EnableFlag = FALSE;    //being de-activated
         }
         EnableMenuItem(hMenu, 1, MF_BYPOSITION | (EnableFlag ? MF_ENABLED : MF_GRAYED));
         EnableMenuItem(hMenu, 2, MF_BYPOSITION | (EnableFlag ? MF_ENABLED : MF_GRAYED));

         hFileMenu = GetSubMenu(hMenu, 0);
         EnableMenuItem(hFileMenu, CM_FILE_SAVE, MF_BYCOMMAND | (EnableFlag ? MF_ENABLED : MF_GRAYED));
         EnableMenuItem(hFileMenu, CM_FILE_SAVEAS, MF_BYCOMMAND | (EnableFlag ? MF_ENABLED : MF_GRAYED));

         DrawMenuBar(g_hMainWindow);

         SendMessage(g_hToolBar, TB_ENABLEBUTTON, CM_FILE_SAVE, MAKELONG(EnableFlag, 0));
         SendMessage(g_hToolBar, TB_ENABLEBUTTON, CM_EDIT_UNDO, MAKELONG(EnableFlag, 0));
         SendMessage(g_hToolBar, TB_ENABLEBUTTON, CM_EDIT_CUT, MAKELONG(EnableFlag, 0));
         SendMessage(g_hToolBar, TB_ENABLEBUTTON, CM_EDIT_COPY, MAKELONG(EnableFlag, 0));
         SendMessage(g_hToolBar, TB_ENABLEBUTTON, CM_EDIT_PASTE, MAKELONG(EnableFlag, 0));

         GetWindowText(hwnd, szFileName, MAX_PATH);
         SendMessage(g_hStatusBar, SB_SETTEXT, 0, (LPARAM)(EnableFlag ? szFileName : ""));
      }
      break;
      case WM_SETFOCUS:
         SetFocus(GetDlgItem(hwnd, IDC_CHILD_EDIT));
      break;
      case WM_COMMAND:
         switch(LOWORD(wParam))
         {
            case CM_FILE_SAVE:
            {
               char szFileName[MAX_PATH];

               GetWindowText(hwnd, szFileName, MAX_PATH);
               if(*szFileName != '[')
               {
                  if(!SaveFile(GetDlgItem(hwnd, IDC_CHILD_EDIT), szFileName))
                  {
                     MessageBox(hwnd, "Couldn't Save File.", "Error.",
                        MB_OK | MB_ICONEXCLAMATION);
                     return 0;
                  }
               }
               else
               {
                  PostMessage(hwnd, WM_COMMAND,
                     MAKEWPARAM(CM_FILE_SAVEAS, 0), 0);
               }
            }
            return 0;
            case CM_FILE_SAVEAS:
            {
               char szFileName[MAX_PATH];

               if(GetFileName(hwnd, szFileName, TRUE))
               {
                  if(!SaveFile(GetDlgItem(hwnd, IDC_CHILD_EDIT), szFileName))
                  {
                     MessageBox(hwnd, "Couldn't Save File.", "Error.",
                        MB_OK | MB_ICONEXCLAMATION);
                     return 0;
                  }
                  else
                  {
                     SetWindowText(hwnd, szFileName);
                  }
               }
            }
            return 0;
            case CM_EDIT_UNDO:
               SendDlgItemMessage(hwnd, IDC_CHILD_EDIT, EM_UNDO, 0, 0);
            break;
            case CM_EDIT_CUT:
               SendDlgItemMessage(hwnd, IDC_CHILD_EDIT, WM_CUT, 0, 0);
            break;
            case CM_EDIT_COPY:
               SendDlgItemMessage(hwnd, IDC_CHILD_EDIT, WM_COPY, 0, 0);
            break;
            case CM_EDIT_PASTE:
               SendDlgItemMessage(hwnd, IDC_CHILD_EDIT, WM_PASTE, 0, 0);
            break;
         }
      return 0;
   }
   return DefMDIChildProc(hwnd, Message, wParam, lParam);
}

regards,
Mehh

Create your own font, and you can change the font size yourself. Try changing your MDIChildWndProc's WM_CREATE message handler like this:

case WM_CREATE:
{
   char szFileName[MAX_PATH];
   HWND hEdit;

   hEdit = CreateWindowEx(WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE, "EDIT", "",
      WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE | WS_HSCROLL | WS_VSCROLL | ES_MULTILINE |
         ES_WANTRETURN,
      CW_USEDEFAULT, CW_USEDEFAULT, CW_USEDEFAULT, CW_USEDEFAULT,
      hwnd, (HMENU)IDC_CHILD_EDIT, g_hInst, NULL);

   HFONT font = CreateFont(14, 0, 0, 0, FW_DONTCARE, false, false, false, OEM_CHARSET,
                  OUT_DEFAULT_PRECIS, CLIP_DEFAULT_PRECIS, DEFAULT_QUALITY,
                  DEFAULT_PITCH | FF_DONTCARE, "Arial");

   SendMessage(hEdit, WM_SETFONT, (WPARAM)font, MAKELPARAM(TRUE, 0));

   GetWindowText(hwnd, szFileName, MAX_PATH);
   if(*szFileName != '[')
   {
      if(!LoadFile(hEdit, szFileName))
      {
         MessageBox(hwnd, "Couldn't Load File.", "Error.",
            MB_OK | MB_ICONEXCLAMATION);

         return -1; //cancel window creation
      }
   }
}
break;

Hope this helps.

Yes it worked!! Thank you very much, I can make the text look bigger!! No more eye rape :D

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