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Office Style Flat ComboBox

By , 15 Dec 1999
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    This control easily gives your application the Flat Look that is seen in the Microsoft office products. To use the control, simply add the files CCJFlatComboBox.cpp and CCJFlatComboBox.h to your project. You can use Class Wizard to add the CCJFlatComboBox member variables ( you most likely will have to rebuild the .clw file associated with your project ), or just replace any instance of CComboBox , with CCJFlatComboBox .

    Example

    Below is and example of how you might add the control to your project.

    Header file:

    //{{AFX_DATA(CFlatComboDemoDlg)  
    enum { IDD = IDD_FLATCOMBODEMO_DIALOG };  
    CCJFlatComboBox m_DDCombo;  
    //}}AFX_DATA  
    

    Implementation file:

    //{{AFX_DATA_MAP(CFlatComboDemoDlg)  
    DDX_Control(pDX, IDC_DROPDOWN_COMBO, m_DDCombo);  
    //}}AFX_DATA_MAP  
    

    Acknowledgements:

    • Chris Maunder - For letting me use his color picker class, and for his auto-completion code. I made some modifications to the appearance of the control that is used in this demo. My modifications are noted.
    • Gilberto Botaro - For his help with adding auto completion to the CCJFlatComboBox class.
    • Vachik Hovhannissian and Danilo Lax - For help with fixing focus and message handling bugs.
    • Yosh Yamashita - For help with fixing accelerator bug.
    • Shannon McCoy - For suggestions on using ::GetSysColor(...) and ::GetSystemMetrics(...) more efficiently.
    • Todd Brannam - For help with fixing offset bug to use GetSystemMetrics().

    License

    This article has no explicit license attached to it but may contain usage terms in the article text or the download files themselves. If in doubt please contact the author via the discussion board below.

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    About the Author

    Kirk Stowell
    CEO Codejock Software
    United States United States
    No Biography provided

    Comments and Discussions

     
    NewsUpon Reflection Pinmemberhibachirat2-Feb-06 14:39 
    Generaluseful but... Pinmembertoxcct5-Apr-05 1:56 
    GeneralCComboBoxEx me too PinmemberBadJerry5-Apr-05 1:30 
    QuestionUpgrade to a CComboBoxEx? PinmemberJeremy Davis30-Nov-00 5:23 

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