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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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Comments and Discussions

 
QuestionProblem with docking at CBRS_LEFT or CBRS_RIGHT. Pinmemberhunzaixa17-Apr-08 0:10 
QuestionCan anyone explain me a bit about the source code? PinmemberBomberofdoom4-May-07 7:29 
GeneralProblem with Docking Pinmemberdnataraja28-Mar-06 2:54 
Hi,
The bitmap in toolbar is working fine, but i came across two problems while using it.. One is when i am dragging the toolbar to the leftside of the window, the bit map is spreading across the entire width.
secondly when we drag the toolbar alone to the right(still on the top of the window)i see some gap in the place of image..
can u plz let me know how to rectify this.
 
Thanks in advance
 
Rgds,
Raju
Generalthank you Nicolas Pinmemberquike604128-Dec-05 12:45 
GeneralToolbar with gif Pinmemberquike60412-Oct-05 6:06 
QuestionHow to display .gif file on the toolbar and react to user click Pinmemberquike604130-Aug-05 14:11 
AnswerRe: How to display .gif file on the toolbar and react to user click PinsussNicolas Gazelle30-Aug-05 22:53 
GeneralIs it possible on C# PinmemberInquire2you3-Sep-04 15:11 
GeneralRe: Is it possible on C# Pinmemberchengser14-Aug-05 20:16 
AnswerRe: Is it possible on C# PinmemberThe Dogcow Farmer9-Jul-08 7:30 
Questiondont work well why?? Pinmemberjason_pei23-Jun-04 17:01 
QuestionHow to display .gif file on the toolbar and react to user click PinsussSam Morgan3-May-04 9:50 
GeneralNot so Bad PinsussAnonymous19-Nov-02 8:15 
GeneralToobarControls PinmemberAnthonyWinters30-Oct-02 10:28 
GeneralRe: ToobarControls PinmemberBeer7-Dec-02 8:27 
GeneralRe: ToobarControls PinmemberSir.Costy5-Dec-06 23:30 
GeneralBitmap Toolbar Pinsusspremdutt15-Aug-02 21:29 

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