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An MS Outlook-style mini-calendar control using WTL

, 5 Jun 2003
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An MS Outlook-style mini-calendar control using WTL

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This article explains an MS Outlook-style mini-calendar control using WTL.

This began as a port of Matt Gullett's MS Outlook-style miniature calendar control written for MFC. There are still some features remaining to be added to it, but it serves as a reasonable starting point for anyone needing this functionality in a WTL application.


  • Display months in n-columns by m-rows
  • Single-date or date-range selection (including SHIFT-extended selection)
  • Different fonts for: header, day initials, and day numbers
  • Auto-repeat on scroll arrows
  • Auto-scroll when previous/following months' days are selected
  • Callback (via WM_NOTIFY) for highlighting 'special days'
  • Month-year selection from header popup (with drop shadow under XP)

Optional display styles include:

  • 3D border
  • Today's date highlighted
  • Previous/following months' days displayed with the months' days
  • Week can start on any day of the week


This control was developed using VC++ .NET, WTL 7, and the Feb 2003 Platform SDK. It has been tested under Windows XP only.


  • 22 May 2003
    • Initial release
  • 6 June 2003
    • Added month/year selection popup
    • Added 'special date' highlighting
  • Soon...?
    • Buttons (optional) for selecting today's date, and for clearing the selection
    • Provide internationalisation support
    • Make it an ActiveX component



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Comments and Discussions

GeneralUse this C++ in VB project PinmemberBlackboss9-May-06 2:43 
Generalcompile error Pinmemberhumbird27-Jun-05 1:06 
GeneralBug in SetRange(...) Pinmembervschoech5-Jul-04 0:48 
GeneralRe: Bug in SetRange(...) PinmemberTony Ioanides5-Jul-04 12:58 
Given that the control is a calendar control (ie. deals only with dates), date-times are used internally with the time part always set to 00:00:00. Any method that violates this constraint will introduce a bug.

Also, the SetRange(...) method doesn't exist in the supplied code. You suggested it as an enhancement, remember?! Check your post.

GeneralRe: Bug in SetRange(...) Pinmembervschoech5-Jul-04 23:40 
GeneralForcing NotifyGetSpecialDays() Pinmembervschoech13-Jan-04 1:31 
GeneralRe: Forcing NotifyGetSpecialDays() PinmemberTony Ioanides14-Jan-04 22:54 
QuestionBug ResetRange()/NotifySelChanged()? Pinmembervschoech13-Jan-04 1:23 
AnswerRe: Bug ResetRange()/NotifySelChanged()? PinmemberTony Ioanides14-Jan-04 23:21 
GeneralRe: Bug ResetRange()/NotifySelChanged()? Pinmembervschoech15-Jan-04 0:07 
GeneralGood work. PinmemberMatt Gullett7-Jun-03 0:51 
GeneralWow this is just what I have been doing the last few weeks! PinmemberAngus Comber4-Jun-03 13:43 
General10 PinmemberHans J. Schroeder26-May-03 11:41 
GeneralNICE PinmemberSledgeHammer21-May-03 23:44 

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