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Docking Toolbars Side-By-Side

, 15 Dec 1999
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Demonstrates how to dock toolbars side-by-side
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    There are many articles about docking toolbars, however, I felt that this was important enough to mention here. The same information can be found at Microsofts MSDN site, here it is in a nutshell: Add the following method to your CMainFrame class:

    void CMainFrame::DockControlBarLeftOf(CToolBar* Bar, CToolBar* LeftOf)
    {
    	CRect rect;
    	DWORD dw;
    	UINT n;
    	
    	// get MFC to adjust the dimensions of all docked ToolBars
    	// so that GetWindowRect will be accurate
    	RecalcLayout(TRUE);
    	
    	LeftOf->GetWindowRect(&rect);
    	rect.OffsetRect(1,0);
    	dw=LeftOf->GetBarStyle();
    	n = 0;
    	n = (dw&CBRS_ALIGN_TOP) ? AFX_IDW_DOCKBAR_TOP : n;
    	n = (dw&CBRS_ALIGN_BOTTOM && n==0) ? AFX_IDW_DOCKBAR_BOTTOM : n;
    	n = (dw&CBRS_ALIGN_LEFT && n==0) ? AFX_IDW_DOCKBAR_LEFT : n;
    	n = (dw&CBRS_ALIGN_RIGHT && n==0) ? AFX_IDW_DOCKBAR_RIGHT : n;
    	
    	// When we take the default parameters on rect, DockControlBar will dock
    	// each Toolbar on a seperate line. By calculating a rectangle, we
    	// are simulating a Toolbar being dragged to that location and docked.
    	DockControlBar(Bar,n,&rect);
    }
    

    Now, in your CMainFrame::OnCreate, instead of using DockControlBar, use DockControlBarLeftOf:

    	m_wndToolBar1.EnableDocking(CBRS_ALIGN_ANY);
    	m_wndToolBar2.EnableDocking(CBRS_ALIGN_ANY);
    	EnableDocking(CBRS_ALIGN_ANY);
    	DockControlBar(&m_wndToolBar1);
    	DockControlBarLeftOf(&m_wndToolBar2,&m_wndToolBar1);
    

    This will dock m_wndToolBar2 left of m_wndToolBar1.

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    Kirk Stowell
    CEO Codejock Software
    United States United States
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    GeneralMy vote of 5 PinmemberRobert Kisel13-Mar-11 11:33 
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