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, 25 Apr 2002
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This is my attempt to create a simple toolbar class that allows to set a bitmap in the backgroud of a toolbar
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Introduction

This is my attempt to create a simple toolbar class that allows to set a bitmap in the background of a toolbar. It is not as successful as the BCGControl lib but that's a beginning...

Some improvements could be made; for example, a hot image is not used. The process also flickers a little when clicking a button. The class should also be modified to Load the background only once to update only the buttons rect.

To use

  • Create the toolbar as usual:
    if (!myToolBar.CreateEx(this, TBSTYLE_FLAT, WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE | CBRS_TOP
    		| CBRS_GRIPPER | CBRS_TOOLTIPS | CBRS_FLYBY | CBRS_SIZE_DYNAMIC, 
    		DB_BITMAP_TAHITI, IDB_BITMAP_TOOLBAR, 9, false) ||
    		!m_wndToolBar.LoadToolBar(IDR_MAINFRAME))
    {
    	TRACE0("Failed to create toolbar\n");
    	return -1;      // fail to create
    }

    DB_BITMAP_TAHITI = id of the background bitmap.
    IDB_BITMAP_TOOLBAR = id of the toolbar bitmap.
    9 is the number of buttons of the bitmap.
    false is a boolean that define if the background bitmap must be stretched if its size is different of the toolbar.

    Note that TBSTYLE_FLAT will create flat format buttons... else, standard 3D buttons will be added.

  • Set the style of the process, IM_STRECH or IM_TRANSPARENT. IM_TRANSPARENT will take the toolbar image as it is and remove the background color. IM_STRECH stretch the bitmap to the size of the button.
    m_wndToolBar.ImageStyle = IM_TRANSPARENT;
    m_wndToolBar.MaskColor = RGB(198, 195, 198);
  • Define if the bitmap must be applied on the complete control frame or only on the toolbar. m_wndToolBar.all_frame = true;

  • You can modify the type of button with the DrawEdge function's options.

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Nicolas Gazelle
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GeneralToolbar with gif Pinmemberquike60412-Oct-05 5:06 

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