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Office XP Style, a new one

, 10 May 2004
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A new Office XP style, borders, grippers, buttons, etc.

History

Screen Shots

Three built-in styles available: Classic, Office XP, and Office 2003

The Customize Dialog, and a balloon when is showed

Three menu animations: Fade, Slide, Unfold

The "About Library" dialog, if you see your name here, then some code of you helped to do this library Smile | :)

Very simple for now, this is the "Advanced Settings" dialog, I've removed some features and left only these two, this will change, I promise Wink | ;)

Full Windows Skin (Experimental), see the titlebars, buttons, and this little dialog, from here you can chose your skin Smile | :) , remember the old whistler? :P

Version 1.0 Alpha - Not Available for download

News:

  • Introducing Fake Menus with Office XP Style

  • Introducing Menus Shadows

Version 1.1 Alpha - Not Available for Download

News:

  • Converted to library
  • Introducing Windows Classic Style
  • Added Icons to menus
  • Introducing Customize Dialog, similar to Office
  • Added combo box to the toolbar

Fixes:

  • Fixed: When undocking toolbars it can't be docked again
  • Fixed: Shadows remaining when menu is closed
  • Fixed: Menus showing outside the desktop

Library Version

Version 1.15 Beta 1 - Preview Available

News:

  • Introducing Office 2003 style
  • Introducing Advanced Settings dialog
  • Added "Show content while dragging" option
  • Added Menus animations: Fade, Slide, Unfold
  • Introducing Full Windows Skins (Borders, Titlebar, etc)
  • Introducing Buttons Skins (currently disabled by default)
  • Added "BallonHelp" class to emulate balloon messages

Fixes:

  • Fixed: When moving the toolbar remains a part of it in the old position
  • Fixed: Office XP style looks more like the original one
  • Fixed: Changing between styles was not working

Library Beta

Oh god, my school was killing me, finally I found some time to update mi article, and show the new stuff, unfortunately my demo is too big to upload it to this site, I'll make it smaller, and since this is now a library I think I'll need a name for this, I've named Advanced User Interface, but I think It could be a better name, because I'm trying to make this a skin library, so I accept suggestions.

Soon I'll upload the demo and some screenshots.

Introduction

I was watching some articles here, like Office XP look & feel controls. Well I read a lot, but only this called my attention, and I decided to make a ToolBar, a StatusBar and a Menubar with the Office XP Style. I checked all the articles and then I based my toolbar on the one of Jean-Michel, it's very similar, well this is 'coz I'm a beginner and I need a base class to make my own one. There are some things that differ from the version of Jean-Michel, like the background icons, the borders, and the grippers. Really I can say that this class is an enhanced version of the Jean one, it uses the same controls (I used 'cos is based on Jean's version). I've included the CMenuXP class of Jean, just to make a full XP style, and some more options are copied from other articles. Thanks to their authors.

Implementation

To use this you just have to include the required file for the class.. To use the CXPMenuBar class, you have to include the file menubar.h and specify a creation option (just like a toolbar, see the demo). To use the CXPToolBar class, you have to include the xptoolbar.h and replace the CToolBar m_wndToolBar declaration in your files by CXPToolBar m_wndToolBar. The status bar is very simple you just have to include the cxpstatusbar.h and replace the CStatusBar m_wndStatusBar declaration in your files by CCXPStatusBar m_wndStatusBar.

Credit

Thanks to Jean-Michel LE FOL for his toolbar code and the authors of the respective code.

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Comments and Discussions

 
GeneralVersion 1.15 Source Vailable PinmemberDouglas Fraser30-Sep-08 5:36 
GeneralNo another MFC MenuBar Pinmemberbenjamin2317-May-08 0:17 
GeneralRe: No another MFC MenuBar Pinmemberaesar29-Apr-11 4:45 
GeneralBest article! [modified] Pinmembershengcheng_jin20-May-07 22:03 
GeneralRe: Best article! Pinmembershengcheng_jin7-Jun-07 0:30 
GeneralThanks, what about the highlighted menu items background on Windows Vista and Office 2007 [modified] PinmemberAlexandru Matei1-Apr-07 13:43 
QuestionResource Leak Pinmembernowlex19-Feb-06 15:21 
GeneralThat's what I'm looking for, but ... PinmemberAddison18-Apr-05 8:22 
Generalgreat project Pinmemberdesccode2-Mar-05 20:05 
QuestionUpdate ? Pinmemberdarthmaul21-Jul-04 22:15 
QuestionSource code of Version 1.15 available ? Pinmemberlogan.dugenoux4-Jun-04 6:05 
GeneralRelease available Pinmemberdarthmaul18-May-04 23:09 
GeneralRe: Release available PinmemberMaTrIX2k219-May-04 7:42 
GeneralRe: Release available Pinmemberdarthmaul19-May-04 11:39 
GeneralRe: Release available PinmemberMaTrIX2k219-May-04 15:45 
GeneralRe: Release available Pinmemberdarthmaul21-May-04 1:54 
GeneralRe: Release available PinmemberMaTrIX2k221-May-04 8:08 
GeneralRe: Release available Pinmemberdarthmaul21-May-04 14:06 
GeneralThe More pictures in menu Pinmemberyujen15-May-04 3:49 
GeneralRe: The More pictures in menu PinmemberETA13-Jun-04 9:01 
Generalfantastic PinmemberChen Huisheng11-May-04 0:59 
GeneralRe: fantastic PinmemberMaTrIX2k211-May-04 8:45 
Questionwhat 's new? Pinmemberxuell0031-Mar-04 1:16 
AnswerRe: what 's new? PinmemberMaTrIX2k231-Mar-04 7:12 
Generalgetting server whole desktop Pinsussnandini_arun31-Mar-04 1:08 
GeneralMenu Item not XP like Pinmemberjung-kreidler7-Oct-03 0:28 
QuestionNew Version? Pinmemberjgutierrezortega18-Jul-03 2:39 
AnswerRe: New Version? PinmemberCosmoS2k18-Jul-03 10:56 
Generalvery good! Pinmemberciaran1636-Jul-03 15:42 
GeneralWindows95 workaround Pinmemberjgutierrezortega4-Jun-03 7:07 
Generalread your email Pinmemberzero_code24-May-03 23:21 
GeneralDialog please example Pinmemberzero_code22-May-03 6:30 
GeneralRe: Dialog please example PinmemberCosmoS2k22-May-03 8:30 
GeneralDropdown Button Pinmemberjgutierrezortega10-Apr-03 0:35 
GeneralRe: Dropdown Button PinmemberCosmoS2k10-Apr-03 7:42 
GeneralOffice 2003 style toolbar Pinmemberschaereran@gmx.net6-Apr-03 21:22 
GeneralRe: Office 2003 style toolbar PinmemberCosmoS2k7-Apr-03 15:37 
GeneralRe: Office 2003 style toolbar Pinmemberschaereran@gmx.net7-Apr-03 22:57 
GeneralMenu not fully XP style ? - read Pinmemberdarthmaul17-Feb-03 3:18 
GeneralRe: Menu not fully XP style ? - read PinmemberCosmoS2k17-Feb-03 15:10 
GeneralRe: Menu not fully XP style ? - read Pinmemberdarthmaul17-Feb-03 22:59 
GeneralRe: Menu not fully XP style ? - read PinmemberCosmoS2k18-Feb-03 15:22 
GeneralRe: Menu not fully XP style ? - read Pinmemberbenben17-Mar-03 19:20 
GeneralRe: Menu not fully XP style ? - read PinmemberCosmoS2k17-Mar-03 19:23 
GeneralRe: Menu not fully XP style ? - read Pinmemberbenben19-Mar-03 1:02 
GeneralRe: Menu not fully XP style ? - read PinmemberCosmoS2k19-Mar-03 15:15 
GeneralRe: Adding a drop arrow to a toolbar button - 256 color screen mode PinmemberCosmoS2k27-Dec-02 9:49 
Generaltoolbar frame color Pinmemberxuell0025-Dec-02 18:41 
GeneralRe: toolbar frame color PinmemberCosmoS2k26-Dec-02 7:29 
Generalwell done Pinmemberxuell009-Dec-02 3:57 

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