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Sizing TabControlBar

, 7 Feb 2000
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Creates a dockable and resizable control bar.
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  • Sample Image - Sizing_Tabctl.jpg

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    This article extends the article CSizingControlBar - a resizable control bar by Cristi Posea.
    Webmaster's note: the CSizingControlBar class used in this code is an earlier version; follow the link above for the latest one.


    The Control bar like in DevStudio, which has TabControls with different Views (like TreeViews) and it can be docked and resized.


    Add the following class to your project:

    • CSizingControlBar
    • CSizingTabCtrlBar

    Add a member variable to CMainFrame (in mainfrm.h):

    CSizingTabCtrlBar m_wndSTCBar;

    Create the bar in CMainFrame::OnCreate(). Then set bar styles, enable it to dock... like any control bar. Be sure to add IDW_PROP_BAR to the "resource.h" and to add the bitmap IDB_TABIMAGES to your resources.

    // SizingControlBar
    m_wndSTCBar.Create(this, CSize(200, 1), IDW_PROP_BAR);
    m_wndSTCBar.SetBarStyle(m_wndToolBar.GetBarStyle() |
    DockControlBar(&m_wndSTCBar, AFX_IDW_DOCKBAR_LEFT);
    m_wndSTCBar.AddView("Database", RUNTIME_CLASS(CClassView));
    m_wndSTCBar.AddView("Files", RUNTIME_CLASS(CFileView));

    As you can see, the different views are added by calling

    m_wndSTCBar.AddView("Files", RUNTIME_CLASS(CFileView));

    Thats the only thing you have to do, to add a view!

    Override CMainFrame::RecalcLayout().
    Note: use the base framewnd class member function, ie if you have an SDI application replace CMDIFrameWnd with CFrameWnd below.

    void CMainFrame::RecalcLayout(BOOL bNotify) 

    To call a view from the Mainframe:

    CFileView* pView = (CFileView*)
    pView->UpdateView();	// or do anything else


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    About the Author

    Dirk Clemens
    Germany Germany
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    QuestionMainframe events gets disabled Pin
    D L Deepthi26-Apr-07 1:01
    memberD L Deepthi26-Apr-07 1:01 
    GeneralCode not maintained anymore Pin
    Dirk Clemens25-Jan-05 6:41
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    GeneralDamm! Not Working Pin
    dreucker_coder3-Jan-05 17:34
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    GeneralThe shorter way, please help fix Pin
    pank00727-Nov-04 12:28
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    GeneralWinFrm2.cpp and bardock errors Pin
    Furries24-Nov-04 6:46
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    GeneralNot work with either vs6 Pin
    pank00721-Nov-04 12:52
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    GeneralCommand message handling in views inside this bar Pin
    atali21-Oct-04 7:18
    memberatali21-Oct-04 7:18 
    GeneralRedraw the bar after adding a view Pin
    atali21-Oct-04 7:11
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    GeneralSupport for top and multiline taps Pin
    jaime_olivares8-Jul-04 15:33
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    GeneralBetter version Pin
    jaime_olivares8-Jul-04 15:52
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    QuestionBugs? Pin
    maydina24-Apr-04 4:51
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    GeneralProblem with CSizingTabCtrlBar by Dirk Clemens Pin
    redsome25-Mar-04 15:43
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    GeneralProg crash by klick on X Pin
    LowFly18-Mar-04 6:04
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    GeneralMutch Better Layout Code Pin
    MOX10-Mar-04 8:28
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    Generalissue when closing with floating bar Pin
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    GeneralDocking - TOP , BOTTOM Pin
    salil_ps20-Feb-04 21:39
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    Generalwheel mouse capture problem Pin
    stevehaigh8-Nov-03 12:21
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    GeneralClosing CSizingControlBar Pin
    D-MD31-Jul-03 11:48
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    xiaobin9-Aug-03 23:55
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