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CTrueColorToolBar

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Very simple true color toolbar (It's true!)

Sample Image - TrueColorToolBar.jpg

Introduction

CTrueColorToolBar is a real true color toolbar. Implementation of the class is very very easy. The particularity of this toolbar is the auto detection of the mask color with the dib section of the first pixel of bitmap toolbar.

Steps to use

  1. Create dummy 16 color toolbar in VC with the number of buttons and final size you need.
  2. In your favorite painter, make 3 other true color toolbar bitmaps for state buttons (Normal, Hot, Disabled) based on the first one.
  3. Import your new true color toolbars in VC.
  4. Create new CTrueColorToolBar toolbar with the sample implementation of normal toolbar.
  5. Call LoadTrueColorToolBar function with your 3 true color toolbar bitmaps and the size of a button.
  6. That's it!

Example

//In Mainframe.h
#define TOOLBAR_DRAW_BUTTON_WIDTH 24
#include "TrueColorToolBar.h"
class CMainFrame : public CFrameWnd
{
    CTrueColorToolBar m_ToolBarDrawLeft;
}

//In Mainframe.cpp
int CMainFrame::OnCreate(LPCREATESTRUCT lpCreateStruct)
{
    if (CFrameWnd::OnCreate(lpCreateStruct) == -1)
        return -1;
    m_ToolBarDrawLeft.SetBorders(1, 1, 
        1, 1); //Fix for WinXP

    if (!m_ToolBarDrawLeft.Create(this, WS_CHILD | 
        WS_VISIBLE | CBRS_LEFT  | CBRS_GRIPPER | 
        CBRS_TOOLTIPS | CBRS_FLYBY | CBRS_SIZE_DYNAMIC) ||
        !m_ToolBarDrawLeft.LoadToolBar(IDR_TOOLBAR_DRAW))
    {
        TRACE0("Failed to create toolbar\n");
        return -1; //Failed to create
    }

    m_ToolBarDrawLeft.ModifyStyle(0, 
        TBSTYLE_FLAT);//Fix for WinXP
    m_ToolBarDrawLeft.LoadTrueColorToolBar(
        TOOLBAR_DRAW_BUTTON_WIDTH,
        IDB_TOOLBAR_DRAW,
        IDB_TOOLBAR_DRAW_HOT,
        IDB_TOOLBAR_DRAW_DISABLED);
    return 0;
}

Conclusion

Note also that in the function LoadTrueColorToolBar if you omit the last parameter for disabled toolbar, you will get a default embossed disabled toolbar. Enjoy!

License

This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

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Comments and Discussions

 
Questionbug in docking... Pinmembermsh_kr29-Aug-11 3:07 
GeneralMy vote of 3 PinmemberKarstenK29-Oct-10 0:39 
Generaladding text PinmemberJabraJabra8-Jul-04 23:20 
Generalusing CTrueColorToolBar Pinsusssatadru15-Dec-03 1:05 
GeneralGDI leak Pinmembermanero1-Jul-03 3:33 
GeneralAdding text to toolbar Pinmemberahmad0129-May-03 9:49 
GeneralRe: Adding text to toolbar Pinmemberluca diciotti9-Jun-03 23:05 
GeneralRe: Adding text to toolbar PinmemberEric Forget17-Nov-03 8:36 
GeneralRe: Adding text to toolbar Pinmemberluca diciotti17-Nov-03 21:42 
GeneralProblem with TBSTYLE_AUTOSIZE PinmemberZebster26-Feb-03 2:26 

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