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Office 2003 Native Controls

, 4 May 2005
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Reimplementation of Win32 controls with optional Office 2003 interface.

Sample Image - MWTSUI.jpg


MWTSUI provides the developer with the ability to have the latest Office interface, with as few code changes as possible. This is a list of the controls that are included in this library.

The following controls have undergone extensive testing, and several cross platform bugs have been corrected. These controls are now considered production quality.

  • MWMenu
  • MWTooltips
  • MWEdit
  • MWCombo
  • MWListBox
  • MWButton
  • MWImageList
  • MWShadow
  • MWComboEx

The following controls are incomplete:

  • MWMenuBar
  • MWToolbar
  • MWDockingBar

These controls should imitate the behaviour of their Office 2003 counterparts, while remaining as true to native Win32 controls as possible. For example, the MWMenu control does not implement owner drawn menu items, but does otherwise emulate the native Menu control. The documentation for each control lists the differences between the native Win32 control and the MW control. This differences and other documentation can be located in the Win32 Specification.doc file included in the download.

Our controls are largely based upon the WINE project. The licensing terms for WINE are contained in the GNU Lesser General Public License available from that site.

To compile the DLL, you will need the August 2002 Platform SDK (or later).

This project is no longer being updated or supported.


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Comments and Discussions

QuestionHow do you prevent the menu window (with a edit control in it) from being activated? PinmemberJERKII.SHANG6-Aug-05 6:00 
QuestionNew source code? PinmemberJerker Bäck6-Jun-05 14:50 
QuestionDevelopment cancelled? PinmemberS. Hepe23-Nov-04 4:18 
AnswerRe: Development cancelled? PinmemberMJ_223-Nov-04 12:28 
GeneralRe: Development cancelled? Pinmemberchristian2223-Apr-05 2:18 
Generalvery slow Pinmembertoxcct23-May-04 3:55 
GeneralLarge Fonts Pinmemberhelsten22-Nov-03 6:01 
GeneralRe: Large Fonts PinmemberMJ_24-Nov-03 14:40 
GeneralMulti Monitor Support PinmemberMJ_228-Sep-03 16:32 
GeneralRe: Multi Monitor Support PinmemberAnthony_Yio28-Sep-03 22:31 
GeneralRe: Multi Monitor Support PinmemberMJ_229-Sep-03 13:16 
GeneralRe: Multi Monitor Support PinmemberJeremy Falcon24-Oct-03 17:40 
GeneralRe: Multi Monitor Support PinmemberMJ_227-Oct-03 12:13 
GeneralNo multimonitor support Pinmembergri19-Sep-03 5:40 
GeneralRe: No multimonitor support PinmemberMJ_219-Sep-03 16:43 
Generala bug PinmemberTweety16-Sep-03 10:45 
GeneralRe: a bug PinmemberMJ_217-Sep-03 1:09 samples PinmemberGoAn13-Sep-03 23:34 
Generalcompiler error Pinmembernetcfan5-Sep-03 18:13 
GeneralRe: compiler error PinmemberMJ_25-Sep-03 20:46 
GeneralDoesn't display at all on my machine :( Pinmembernoble27-Aug-03 8:02 
GeneralMine neither PinmemberJim Lamb27-Aug-03 10:39 
GeneralRe: Mine neither PinmemberMJ_227-Aug-03 13:16 
GeneralRe: Doesn't display at all on my machine :( PinmemberMJ_227-Aug-03 13:12 
GeneralPossible licensing issue PinmemberRussell Morris25-Aug-03 13:35 

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