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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
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    Comments and Discussions

     
    GeneralMy vote of 5 PinmemberRobert Kisel13-Mar-11 11:33 
    GeneralRe: My vote of 5 PinmemberAlbert Holguin3-Oct-13 11:08 
    GeneralThanks Pinmemberbusch2929-Aug-09 23:03 
    GeneralShow a button in pressed state using CMFCToolbar PinmemberFarhat Aisha24-Sep-08 23:43 
    QuestionHow to put Toolbar at customized position Pinmemberakira3222-Sep-08 23:58 
    GeneralThe same with CMFCMenuBar Pinmemberbharath jois21-Aug-08 2:35 
    Hi,
     
    I wanted to dock a CMFCMenuBar to the left of a CMFCToolBar. I have tried this solution with CMFCToolbar instead of CToolBar but it doesnt work. I have tried DockPaneLeftOf as well. This works, but the toolbar gets placed way far to the left and the contents go off the screen. How do i fix this?
    GeneralThat's what i want PinmemberXiong Shijie19-Sep-07 6:17 
    GeneralRe: That's what i want PinmemberThornets5-Aug-08 1:36 
    QuestionHi(I want to dock ToolBar To its original position ) [modified] Pinmembertupi_kasvala8-Sep-07 1:27 
    QuestionHow to remove the empty space in front of toolbar2 if uncheck view->toolbar Pinmemberjd0120-Nov-06 13:20 
    GeneralBeautiful Pinmembernadiric31-Aug-06 16:04 
    GeneralToolBar 1 not displayed properly PinmemberAbhi Lahare22-May-06 20:18 
    QuestionHow to control the position of the docking toolbar if the main frame window is resized? PinmemberMary Gao12-Apr-05 13:49 
    AnswerRe: How to control the position of the docking toolbar if the main frame window is resized? Pinmembermark-w20-Dec-05 16:48 
    GeneralRe: How to control the position of the docking toolbar if the main frame window is resized? Pinmemberjd0122-Nov-06 8:20 
    GeneralOdd Artifacts PinmemberBob Ciora30-Jan-05 5:52 
    GeneralThanks! PinmemberBob Ciora28-Jan-05 9:49 
    GeneralClasses Derived from CToolBar PinsussNoahNNFN11-Jan-05 7:59 
    GeneralRe: Classes Derived from CToolBar Pinmembericaro14-Jun-06 10:33 
    Generalremoving border/seperator Pinmembersocall0113-Dec-04 9:26 
    GeneralRe: removing border/seperator PinmemberLars [Large] Werner17-Mar-05 3:41 
    GeneralRe: removing border/seperator PinsussAnonymous12-Jul-05 18:59 
    GeneralRe: removing border/seperator PinmemberAlbert Holguin3-Oct-13 11:06 
    GeneralThanks alot! Pinmemberipichet19-Oct-04 1:27 
    GeneralDisplaying the Toolbar 2 PinmemberAudalio_Jr12-May-04 7:14 

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