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A ToolBarCtrl Based Menubar Control

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A ToolBarCtrl based menubar control using CMenuXP
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Introduction

This menubar control is based on the CToolBarCtrl class rather than CToolBar, so it never assumes that it has a parent window derived from CFrameWnd. It lacks some features like docking or automatic tooltips, but it can be used with any window whose parent is derived from CWnd. You must of course be using MFC.

Implementation

Between CMenuBar and CToolBarCtrl, I wrote a class named CToolBarXP to process customdraw. If you don't need this feature, just modify the base class as CToolBarCtrl, and remove the following line from the messagemap:

	ON_NOTIFY_REFLECT(NM_CUSTOMDRAW, CToolBarXP::OnCustomDraw)

CToolBarXP includes a LoadToolBar member function to load a toolbar resource. It may be useful to you, even if you don't care about menubars or customdraw.

CMenuXP is used as the menu class to implement ownerdraw. CMenuXP is derived from CMenu so it has all the features of CMenu. If you don't need a ownerdraw menu, just use the CMenu members to construct the menu.

The included sample is simple and far from powerful, but it is a good start I hope.

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Neil Yao

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I'm a chinese programer living in Shanghai, currently working for a software company whose main business is to deliver computer based testing. Software simulation for computer based testing and certifications is my main responsibility in this company. Execpt for software development, I like out-door activities and photography. I am willing to make friends in China and all over the world, so contact me if you have anything in common with meSmile | :)

Comments and Discussions

 
Generalctoolbarxp didn't display text Pin
wanglinhai88821-Feb-10 20:16
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GeneralSubMenu Bug Pin
benjamin2321-May-08 4:39
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GeneralApp suddenly exits Pin
Chris982121-Apr-08 8:59
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GeneralRe: App suddenly exits Pin
hujian_19827-Sep-09 19:39
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QuestionSEPARATOR bug Pin
lihe20057-Sep-06 20:16
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GeneralSome improvement (XP themes) Pin
AlexXF24-Nov-04 7:29
memberAlexXF24-Nov-04 7:29 
GeneralRe: Some improvement (XP themes) Pin
Frank Overcast22-Jan-06 15:40
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GeneralCatch Click Events Pin
naumankhan15-Apr-04 21:44
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GeneralRe: Catch Click Events Pin
Yao Zhifeng15-Apr-04 21:59
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Yao Zhifeng21-Apr-04 4:10
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GeneralRe: Catch Click Events Pin
Jim Tomasko24-Apr-04 22:38
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Questionpossible to use this on SDI??? Pin
Hirosh16-Feb-03 20:57
memberHirosh16-Feb-03 20:57 
GeneralPretty cool, only one thing though Pin
Anonymous11-May-02 0:50
memberAnonymous11-May-02 0:50 
Questionhow to change the color of the toolbar? Pin
Anonymous1-May-02 19:40
memberAnonymous1-May-02 19:40 
GeneralI have a problem!!! Pin
CSZX3-Apr-02 0:48
memberCSZX3-Apr-02 0:48 
GeneralDoesn't work with dropdown arrow. Pin
Duc Truong14-Jan-02 14:23
memberDuc Truong14-Jan-02 14:23 
GeneralChanging background color of Menu Pin
Ritesh2321-Dec-01 22:36
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GeneralGood job Pin
Cool_worm19-Dec-01 1:37
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GeneralMenu icon lost itself when mousemove on the popup menu items Pin
Golden Lee10-Dec-01 15:46
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GeneralGetParent Pin
orcun colak6-Dec-01 17:44
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GeneralRe: GetParent Pin
Yao Zhifeng7-Dec-01 4:13
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GeneralThanks Pin
Jeremy Davis5-Dec-01 1:26
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