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CResizeCtrl

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A resize control to implement resizable dialogs with MFC.
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    Introduction

    The CResizeCtrl implements the ResizePercentage method of the WCL (the framework of Optima++ alias Power++, which was dropped by Sybase).

    For each control left, top, width and height is specified, to determine how the position and size of the control windows will change when the size of the parent window changes.

    left specifies the change in the position of the left edge of the object relative to the total change in the parent window’s width.
    For example: Suppose that left is 50 and the width of the window increases by 200 pixels, then the left edge of the object moves right by 100 pixels (50% of 200).

    top specifies the change in the top position of the object relative to the total change in the parent window’s height.
    For example: Suppose that top is 40 and the height of the window decreases by 20 pixels, then the top edge of the object moves up by 8 pixels (40% of 20).

    width specifies the change in the width of the object relative to the total change in the parent window’s width.
    For example: Suppose that width is zero. Then the width of the object does not change, regardless of how much the width of the parent window changes. Or suppose that width is 100 and the width of the window decreases by 50 pixels, then the width of the object also decreases by 50 pixels (100% of 50).

    height specifies the change in the height of the object relative to the total change in the parent window’s height.
    For example: Suppose that height is 20 and the height of the parent's window decreases by 50 pixels, then the height of the object also decreases by 10 pixels (20% of 50).

    The valid range for each parameter is 0 to maxPart, but also the sum of left + width and top + height must be less than or equal to maxPart

    In general, the following formula is used

    newValue = oldValue + (( deltaValueParent * partValue) / maxPart )

    where:

    newValue is the new left or top position or new width or height
    oldValue is the old left or top position or old width or height
    deltaValueParentis the changes in parent width or height
    partValueis the left, top, width or height value specified in the Add Method
    maxPartis the value specified by the maxPart parameter of the constructor or the Create method

    The default value for maxPart is 100, for a better degree of granularity another value can be specified in the Constructor or Create method

    Example :

    // Create the control
    m_resize.Create( this );
    // Add the controls to be resized
    //                         l    t    w    h
    m_resize.Add( IDC_EDIT1,   0,   0, 100,  50 );
    m_resize.Add( IDC_LIST1,   0,  50, 100,  50 );
    m_resize.Add( IDOK,       50, 100,   0,   0 );
    // Use the current width and height 
    // for minimum tracking size
    m_resize.SetMinimumTrackingSize();
    

    Sample Image

    When the width of the parent's window increases by 40 pixels and the height increases by 20 pixels:

    IDC_EDIT1: left +=  0 top +=  0 width += 40 height += 10
    IDC_LIST1: left +=  0 top += 10 width += 40 height += 10
    IDOK     : left += 20 top += 20 width +=  0 height +=  0
    

    Usage :

    Add the file 'ResizeCtrl.cpp' and 'ResizeCtrl.h" to your project
    Because CResizeCtrl can change the style of the dialogbox, it is not necessary to add a resizable border to the dialog template.

    Include "ResizeCtrl.h' in the associated header file and add the CResizeCtrl to the instance data of your dialog class

    #include "ResizeCtrl.h"
    
    class CDemoDialog : public CDialog
    {
      // other stuff
      CResizeCtrl m_resize;
      //....
    

    In OnInitDialog add the controls, that should be resized to the CResizeCtrl object

    BOOL CDemoDialog::OnInitDialog()
    {
      CDialog::OnInitDialog();
        
      // TODO: Add extra initialization here
      // Create the control
      m_resize.Create( this );
      // Add the controls to be resized
      //                         l    t    w    h
      m_resize.Add( IDC_EDIT1,   0,   0, 100,  50 );
      m_resize.Add( IDC_LIST1,   0,  50, 100,  50 );
      m_resize.Add( IDOK,       50, 100,   0,   0 );
      // Use the current width and height 
      // for minimum tracking size
      m_resize.SetMinimumTrackingSize();
    

    or

    BOOL CDemoDialog::OnInitDialog()
    {
      CDialog::OnInitDialog();
        
      // TODO: Add extra initialization here
      // Create the control
      m_resize.Create( this );
      // Add the controls to be resized
      CResizeInfo rInfo[] =
      {
        //  id         l    t    w    h
        { IDC_EDIT1,   0,   0, 100,  50 },
        { IDC_LIST1,   0,  50, 100,  50 },
        { IDOK,       50, 100,   0,   0 },
        { 0 },
      };
      m_resize.Add( rInfo );
      // Use the current width and height 
      // for minimum tracking size
      m_resize.SetMinimumTrackingSize();
    

    Because CResizeCtrl is not a derived class from CDialog, it can be used without changing the dialog template.
    It can even be used with the common controls. The demo project includes an example, how to use it with GetOpenFileName.

    License

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    Herbert Menke

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    Comments and Discussions

     
    NewsCResizeCtrl used in HexEdit PinmemberAndrew Phillips7-Mar-07 13:58 
    GeneralRe: CResizeCtrl used in HexEdit [modified] PinmemberAndrew Phillips27-Mar-08 3:54 
    GeneralA simple solution for CalcValue bug PinmemberYoSilver6-Sep-04 8:18 
    GeneralNice class PinmemberDalroi17-Aug-04 13:16 
    GeneralTransparent grip PinmemberTomas Rapkauskas8-Jul-04 22:48 
    GeneralRe: Transparent grip (GDI object leak) Pinmemberbabonara24-May-06 0:05 
    GeneralWM_SIZING Pinmembercungdaus7-Jun-04 23:00 
    GeneralSticky window Pinmemberone_eddie24-Feb-04 12:56 
    QuestionCan this be use with SDI MFC form?? Pinmembergoel_aparna@rediffmail.com2-Feb-04 0:54 
    AnswerRe: Can this be use with SDI MFC form?? Pinmemberronald_philip8-Mar-04 0:35 
    GeneralWindows API PinmemberAshC18-Dec-03 4:48 
    GeneralCannot be used in child dialog Pinmemberjmarcos13-Oct-03 2:34 
    QuestionHow to retrieve all the controls in a dialog? Pinmembermelwyn6-May-03 2:00 
    AnswerRe: How to retrieve all the controls in a dialog? PinmemberRavi Bhavnani3-Jun-03 3:53 
    GeneralRe: How to retrieve all the controls in a dialog? Pinmembermelwyn3-Jun-03 4:00 
    GeneralUpdated CResizeControl version PinmemberMoak25-Dec-02 0:28 
    GeneralRe: Updated CResizeControl version PinmemberAnders Rundegren12-Mar-03 18:04 
    GeneralRe: Updated CResizeControl version PinmemberMoak12-Mar-03 19:02 
    GeneralRe: Updated CResizeControl version PinmemberAnders Rundegren13-Mar-03 14:48 
    GeneralRe: Updated CResizeControl version PinmemberMoak14-Mar-03 16:49 
    GeneralRe: Updated CResizeControl version PinmemberYoSilver6-Sep-04 8:21 
    GeneralRe: Updated CResizeControl version PinsussMoakNotLoggedin8-Sep-04 4:24 
    GeneralUpdates PinsussJLB Stevens4-Nov-02 11:58 
    GeneralRe: Updates PinsussAnonymous5-Nov-02 15:02 
    GeneralNice Class but it doesn't work in OCX PinmemberOsrald14-May-02 2:40 

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