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Collapsible, resizable and dockable XP style control bar

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Collapsible, resizable and dockable XP style control bar

Introduction

This class can be used to create a collapsible, resizable and dockable XP style control bar with very few lines of code.

The following files must be added to your project.

  • CollapsiblePanel.h
  • CollapsiblePanel.cpp

Resources

  • An empty dialog to define the initial control bar size.
  • A bitmap image for the logo of the button (if required).
  • A bitmap image for the expand icon of the button.
  • A dialog that will be displayed by the collapsible button.

Sample code

In your CMainFrame header file, define a variable of the type CCollapsiblePanel :

CCollapsiblePanel m_wndCollapsiblePanel;

In the CMainFrame::OnCreate() method, create the CDialog corresponding to the panels of the collapsible button :

CDialog* m_wndView1 = new CDialogButton1();

Set the Collapsible control bar (dockable, color and bitmaps.) :

m_wndCollapsiblePanel.CreateTheContainer(this, IDD_PANEL, true);
m_wndCollapsiblePanel.SetTheBkColor(RGB(100, 149, 237)); 
//m_wndCollapsiblePanel.SetDefaultSystemColor();
m_wndCollapsiblePanel.SetExpandBitmap(IDB_BITMAP_EXPAND);

Indicate if the program uses a toolbar or a status bar.

m_wndCollapsiblePanel.SetTheControlBar(&m_wndToolBar, &m_wndStatusBar);

Finally append the buttons.

m_wndCollapsiblePanel.AppendButton("Text Button 1", 
  IDB_BITMAP_DW, m_wndView1, IDD_DIALOG_BUTTON1);
m_wndCollapsiblePanel.AppendButton("Text Button 2", IDB_BITMAP_FW, 
  m_wndView2, IDD_DIALOG_BUTTON2);
m_wndCollapsiblePanel.AppendButton("text Button 3", NULL, NULL, NULL);

License

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Nicolas Gazelle
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Comments and Discussions

 
Generaldoes not link Pinmembercilu7-Feb-06 3:01 
QuestionHow to create Panel dynamic? Pinmemberclosetome24-Dec-05 22:09 
QuestionResize while docked? PinsussHarald Karner12-Feb-04 22:08 
GeneralXP Colors of your bars PinmemberMichael A. Rusakov30-Sep-03 2:41 
GeneralRe: XP Colors of your bars PinmemberNguyen Huu Hoa1-Oct-03 20:24 
GeneralRe: XP Colors of your bars PinmemberMichael A. Rusakov3-Oct-03 2:43 
Generalscrolling PinmemberBob Flynn23-Sep-03 21:57 
GeneralRe: scrolling Pinmemberandrewtruckle18-Jan-06 23:26 
GeneralRe: scrolling PinmemberBob Flynn19-Jan-06 0:30 
GeneralRe: scrolling Pinmemberandrewtruckle19-Jan-06 0:34 
GeneralDoesn't work PinmemberBrigg Thorp23-Sep-03 1:53 
GeneralRe: Doesn't work PinmemberNicolas Gazelle23-Sep-03 2:01 
GeneralRe: Doesn't work PinmemberRavi Bhavnani23-Sep-03 2:49 
GeneralRe: Doesn't work PinmemberBrigg Thorp23-Sep-03 6:00 
GeneralRe: Doesn't work PinmemberNicolas Gazelle23-Sep-03 6:02 
GeneralRe: Doesn't work PinmemberStlan23-Sep-03 3:37 
GeneralRe: Doesn't work PinmemberNicolas Gazelle23-Sep-03 3:43 
GeneralRe: Doesn't work PinmemberSean O'Brien30-Sep-03 10:07 
GeneralPermissions PinmemberDerek Lakin22-Sep-03 21:38 
GeneralRe: Permissions PinmemberNicolas Gazelle22-Sep-03 23:40 
GeneralRe: Permissions PinmemberDerek Lakin23-Sep-03 0:14 
GeneralRe: Permissions PinmemberPaul Selormey23-Sep-03 5:24 
GeneralRe: Permissions PinmemberDerek Lakin23-Sep-03 9:34 
GeneralRe: Permissions PinmemberJim Crafton23-Sep-03 6:32 
GeneralRe: Permissions PinmemberDerek Lakin23-Sep-03 9:32 
GeneralRe: Permissions PinmemberJim Crafton23-Sep-03 11:26 
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