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, 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.

    Features

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

    Instructions

    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() |
    	CBRS_TOOLTIPS | CBRS_FLYBY | CBRS_SIZE_DYNAMIC);
    m_wndSTCBar.EnableDocking(CBRS_ALIGN_ANY);
    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) 
    {
    	CMDIFrameWnd::RecalcLayout(bNotify);
    	CMDIFrameWnd::RecalcLayout(bNotify);
    }
    

    To call a view from the Mainframe:

    CFileView* pView = (CFileView*)
    	m_wndSTCBar.GetView(RUNTIME_CLASS(CFileView));
    pView->UpdateView();	// or do anything else
    m_wndSTCBar.SetActiveView(RUNTIME_CLASS(CFileView));
    

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    Dirk Clemens

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    Comments and Discussions

     
    QuestionMainframe events gets disabled PinmemberD L Deepthi26-Apr-07 0:01 
    GeneralCode not maintained anymore PinmemberDirk Clemens25-Jan-05 5:41 
    Sorry for that, but since I developed the code in early 2000, several frameworks came up including similar extensions. So, please try these frameworks and keep "my" code as a simple example only.
    Kind regards,
    Dirk Clemens
    GeneralDamm! Not Working Pinmemberdreucker_coder3-Jan-05 16:34 
    GeneralThe shorter way, please help fix Pinmemberpank00727-Nov-04 11:28 
    GeneralWinFrm2.cpp and bardock errors PinmemberFurries24-Nov-04 5:46 
    GeneralNot work with either vs6 Pinmemberpank00721-Nov-04 11:52 
    GeneralCommand message handling in views inside this bar Pinmemberatali21-Oct-04 6:18 
    GeneralRedraw the bar after adding a view Pinmemberatali21-Oct-04 6:11 
    GeneralSupport for top and multiline taps Pinmemberjaime_olivares8-Jul-04 14:33 
    GeneralBetter version Pinmemberjaime_olivares8-Jul-04 14:52 
    QuestionBugs? Pinmembermaydina24-Apr-04 3:51 
    GeneralProblem with CSizingTabCtrlBar by Dirk Clemens Pinmemberredsome25-Mar-04 14:43 
    GeneralProg crash by klick on X PinmemberLowFly18-Mar-04 5:04 
    GeneralMutch Better Layout Code PinmemberMOX10-Mar-04 7:28 
    GeneralRe: Mutch Better Layout Code PinmemberKybert9-Apr-04 11:47 
    GeneralRe: Mutch Better Layout Code PinsussAnonymous19-Apr-04 9:59 
    AnswerRe: Mutch Better Layout Code PinmemberThornets30-Jul-08 22:52 
    Generalissue when closing with floating bar Pinmemberavcode4-Mar-04 21:43 
    GeneralDocking - TOP , BOTTOM Pinmembersalil_ps20-Feb-04 20:39 
    GeneralProblems with Mouse Click Pinmembersalman29-Dec-03 20:04 
    Generalwheel mouse capture problem Pinmemberstevehaigh8-Nov-03 11:21 
    GeneralClosing CSizingControlBar PinsussD-MD31-Jul-03 10:48 
    GeneralRe: Closing CSizingControlBar Pinmemberxiaobin9-Aug-03 22:55 
    GeneralNot work well in VS.net 2003!! PinmemberYoyoboy31-Jul-03 2:56 
    GeneralRe: Not work well in VS.net 2003!! Pinmemberlqhwinner3-Jun-04 2:22 
    GeneralViews update problem solved PinmemberFretBoardKnowledge18-Dec-02 14:15 
    GeneralRe: Views update problem solved PinmemberPhilip Patrick31-Mar-03 8:15 
    GeneralRe: Views update problem solved Pinmemberandyvinc24-Apr-04 4:35 
    Questionhow to merge two floating dialogbar into one floating tabbed dialogbar? PinmemberYU_Matrix27-Nov-02 20:59 
    Questionhelp, tell me what is IDW_PROP_BAR ?? Pinmemberhongky17-Nov-02 19:03 
    AnswerRe: help, tell me what is IDW_PROP_BAR ?? PinmemberWREY21-Jun-03 13:53 
    GeneralBugfix: Defect border while enlarging PinsussTomer Shalev12-Aug-02 21:06 
    GeneralIt does Not work...Help me.... PinsussParkSK30-Jul-02 22:39 
    GeneralRe: It does Not work...Help me.... PinmemberJawid18-Sep-02 12:07 
    GeneralThank you very much..It works well !! PinmemberDevPark5-Nov-03 18:01 
    GeneralRe: It does Not work...Help me.... Pinmembergremyus11-Feb-04 7:57 
    GeneralRe: It does Not work...Help me.... Pinmembersirius yang20-Oct-04 18:14 
    Questionwhy onec i created it ,my listview will not work? Pinmemberxsword6-May-02 0:36 
    QuestionRedrawing the client area? PinmemberAnonymous13-Apr-02 6:37 
    AnswerRe: Redrawing the client area? PinmemberAnonymous16-May-02 6:04 
    GeneralRe: Redrawing the client area? PinmemberDanPetitt17-Feb-03 10:56 
    GeneralRe: Redrawing the client area? PinmemberDanPetitt17-Feb-03 11:07 
    GeneralRe: Redrawing the client area? PinmemberuTMan12-Nov-03 8:28 
    GeneralI can't run it. It dumped failed info when creat CSizingControlBar PinmemberCrob28-Feb-02 15:15 
    GeneralRe: I can't run it. It dumped failed info when creat CSizingControlBar PinmemberAnonymous6-Mar-02 12:41 
    GeneralSizing Tab Control Bar Pinmembercarena10-Jan-02 22:33 
    GeneralRe: Sizing Tab Control Bar PinmemberAnonymous22-May-02 7:19 
    GeneralRe: Sizing Tab Control Bar Pinmemberzoocmic2-Jul-02 21:50 
    GeneralRe: Sizing Tab Control Bar (lost control) PinmemberEugene Pankov24-Jul-02 3:55 
    Generalslow redraw when docked under NT Pinmemberthotho26-Nov-01 0:12 

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