Drawing a standard border around a CEikEdwin

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Article Metadata
Tested with
Devices(s): Nokia E61i
Nokia E90 Communicator
Nokia N95 8GB
Nokia 6220 Classic
Keywords: TGulBorder, CEikEdwin, TGulBorder::Draw(), TGulBorder::OuterRect(), CEikEdwin::SetBorder(), CEikEdwin::Border()
Created: tapiolaitinen (05 Mar 2008)
Last edited: hamishwillee (13 Sep 2012)



In this code snippet a standard border is drawn around a CEikEdwin. The same technique applies to all controls inherited from CEikBorderedControl.

MMP file

The following libraries are required:

LIBRARY egul.lib
LIBRARY eikcoctl.lib

Header file

CEikEdwin* iEditor;

Source file

void CAppView::ConstructL(const TRect& aRect)
// ...
// Set border type
// ...
void CAppView::Draw(const TRect& aRect) const
// Get the standard graphics context
CWindowGc& gc = SystemGc();
// Clear the screen
// Get the border
TGulBorder border = iEditor->Border();
// Draw the border so that it surrounds iEditor
TRect editorRect = iEditor->Rect();
border.Draw(gc, border.OuterRect(editorRect));


A standard border is drawn around a CEikEdwin.

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