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Pinnable ControlBar

, 4 Dec 2003 CPOL
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This article is based on Cristi Posea's CSizeControlBar

Introduction

This article is based on the article CSizingControlBar - a resizable control bar by Cristi Posea. It implements a control bar that can be pinned.

Using the code

  1. Include the following files in your project:
    scbarcf.cpp
    scbarcf.h
    sizecbar.h
    sizecbar.cpp
    scbarg.h
    scbarg.cpp
    
    PinDockBar.cpp
    PinDockBar.h
    AutoHideBar.cpp
    AutoHideBar.h
    DrawFrame.cpp
    DrawFrame.h
    
  2. Add these lines to your stdafx.h (if the files are in a different directory, include the path - see the stdafx.h file in the samples):
    #define _SCB_REPLACE_MINIFRAME
    #include "sizecbar.h"
    #include "scbarg.h"
    #include "scbarcf.h"
    
    #include "PinDockBar.h"
    #include "DrawFrame.h"
    #include "AutoHideBar.h
    
  3. Derive classes from CPinDockBar (you have an example in mybar.* files).
  4. In mainfrm.h, include your class' header, i.e.
    #include "mybar.h"
    

    Then add member variables to CMainFrame, i.e.

        CMyBar m_MyBar;
        CMyBar2 m_MyBar2;
        CMyBar2 m_MyBar2_1;
    
  5. In mainfrm.h, Add following macro in the CMainFrame class definition
    class CMainFrame : public CFrameWnd
    {
    //....    
        DECLARE_PINDOCK()
    };
    
  6. In mainfrm.cpp, add following macro:
    IMPLEMENT_PINDOCK(CMainFrame)
    
  7. In mainfrm.cpp, add following macro in the message map of the class:
    BEGIN_MESSAGE_MAP(CMainFrame, CFrameWnd)
    //...
        ON_PINDOCK_MESSAGES()
    END_MESSAGE_MAP()
    
  8. Create the bar in CMainFrame::OnCreate(). Then set bar styles, enable it to dock... like any control bar. Using EnablePinDocking(..) instead of EnableDocking, i.e.
        EnablePinDocking(CBRS_ALIGN_ANY);
        //EnableDocking(CBRS_ALIGN_ANY);
    
  9. Set your imagelist for the AutoHideBar array m_AutoHideBar[0..3]
        m_ImgList.Create(IDB_TAB, 16, 1, RGB(255,0,255));
        for(int i = 0;i < 4; i ++)
            m_AutoHideBar[i].SetImageList(&m_ImgList);
    
  10. CPinDockBar is an abstract class, you need to implement two functions for your class:
    public:
        void AddToDrawBar(CAutoHideBar * pDrawBar);
        void RemoveFromDrawBar(CAutoHideBar * pDrawBar);
    

AddToDrawBar is called when a control sizing bar needs to move its child control(s) to side pane. RemoveFromDrawBar is called when a control sizing bar needs to take back its child control(s) from side pane.

The functions could be like this:

void CMyBar2::AddToDrawBar(CAutoHideBar * pDrawBar)
{
    CRect rt;
    GetClientRect(&rt);
    CString szStr;
    GetWindowText(szStr);
    pDrawBar->AddButton(szStr, DRAWBTNSTYLE_BTN, &m_List, 
        this, &rt, this, 0);
    
};

void CMyBar2::RemoveFromDrawBar(CAutoHideBar * pDrawBar)
{
    CRect rect;
    pDrawBar->RemoveButton(&m_List);
    pDrawBar->Shrink();
    pDrawBar->CalcLayout();
    pDrawBar->Invalidate();
    GetParentFrame()->ShowControlBar(this, TRUE, FALSE);

    GetClientRect(&rect);        
    m_List.MoveWindow(9,9, rect.Width() - 18, rect.Height() - 9 - 9);

};

Note

LoadBarState() and SaveState() not implemented

License

This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

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Comments and Discussions

 
QuestionUnable to compile under Microsoft visual studio 2010 [modified] Pinmemberpoonampawar1120-Jun-13 19:58 
Questionhow can i change this application to a .dll [modified] PinmemberJijesh Balakrishnan8-May-12 2:40 
QuestionLicense Terms PinmemberScott Bartine7-Dec-11 12:44 
AnswerRe: License Terms Pinmemberziran lin8-Dec-11 8:26 
QuestionInfinite loop? PinmemberGuppa8-Feb-10 15:42 
GeneralUnable to compile under VS 2005 PinmemberPetoG25-Oct-07 1:26 
GeneralRe: Unable to compile under VS 2005 Pinmemberscrat_amir25-Oct-07 5:34 
GeneralRe: Unable to compile under VS 2005 Pinmemberraynewmedical1-Jun-09 22:48 
QuestionHow can I deal with the notify message? Pinmemberfeifa1685-Oct-07 3:30 
QuestionLoadBarState & SaveBarState Pinmemberr.teox11-Jul-07 4:16 
GeneralDoes not work in MDI project Pinmemberneyadakim17-May-07 1:36 
QuestionRe: Does not work in MDI project Pinmemberr.teox11-Jul-07 6:51 
GeneralVisual Studio 2003 Pinmemberrkshdixit10-Apr-07 20:02 
Hi,
Thanks for this great article.
 
will these class work well with Visual Studio 2003 ,because i am trying to using it i am facing problem .
please suggest me changes that need for Visual Studio 2003.
 
Thanks
GeneralTooltip for auto hide button Pinmemberscrat_amir2-Apr-07 21:52 
GeneralThe outlook style in MDI Pinmemberlaronze20-Mar-07 3:43 
GeneralRe: The outlook style in MDI PinmemberZiran_lin22-Mar-07 11:32 
AnswerRe: The outlook style in MDI Pinmemberr.teox11-Jul-07 6:46 
Generala fatal error Pinmemberping_linux17-Dec-06 6:51 
GeneralRe: a fatal error PinmemberPetoG21-Jan-09 2:59 
Generalsetting m_pFloatingFrameClass protected data member PinmemberIonut Codrut10-Sep-06 4:54 
GeneralRe: setting m_pFloatingFrameClass protected data member Pinmemberziran lin12-Sep-06 14:32 
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GeneralRe: setting m_pFloatingFrameClass protected data member Pinmemberziran lin13-Sep-06 11:22 
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