This article presents a solution on how to implement multiple toolbars in a PocketPC 2002 application. The idea came from an exchange in the Embedded/Mobile message board where this functionality was sought, especially the Pocket Word-like management of the toolbar ( http://www.codeproject.com/script/comments/forums.asp?forumid=13695#xx435722xx).
The demonstration project (illustrated above) has two toolbars that are hidden or shown through commands in the main command bar. Note: the demo project is meant to illustrate the working of the toolbars, so no functionality has been implemented on them.
Both toolbars are created in
CMainFrame::OnCreate without the
WS_VISIBLE style. When the user issues a command to show a toolbar, the window is shown and
RecalcLayout is used to reposition everything inside the frame.
CToolBarCtrl& rToolBar = m_wndCommandBar.GetToolBarCtrl();
m_bFormat = !m_bFormat;
m_wndFormat.ShowWindow(m_bFormat ? SW_SHOW : SW_HIDE);
Note that there are no
ON_UPDATE_COMMAND_UI handlers in the demo. Checking and unchecking of the main command bar buttons is done explicitly in this message handler.
A final note on
CToolBar: I found no proper way to have it draw the top border, so I derived the dummy class
CCeToolBar with the single purpose of drawing the top border. If there is a better way to achieve this, please post it here.
João is a partner at Primeworks, a company that develops remote database access software for Windows Mobile. He also works for Frotcom, a company that develops web-based fleet management solutions.