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Custom Tab Controls, Tabbed Frame and Tabbed MDI

, 13 Jul 2005
An extensible framework for creating customized tabs in ATL/WTL, with a VS.NET-like tab control implementation, tabbed frames, tabbed MDI, and more.
tabbingframework_demo.zip
TabbedSDISplitter
Release
TabbedSDISplitter.exe
res
Doc.ico
folder_c.ico
folder_o.ico
TabbedSDISplitter.exe.manifest
TabbedSDISplitter.ico
toolbar.bmp
TabbedSDISplitter.dsp
TabbedSDISplitter.dsw
TabDemo
Release
TabDemo.exe
res
error.ico
folder_closed.ico
folder_open.ico
info.ico
log.ico
TabDemo.exe.manifest
TabDemo.ico
TabDemodoc.ico
toolbar.bmp
warning.ico
TabDemo.dsp
TabDemo.dsw
TabbingFramework_ScreenShot.png
DockingDemo
DockingDemo.dsp
DockingDemo.dsw
Release
DockingDemo.exe
res
DockingDemo.exe.manifest
DockingDemo.ico
DockingDemodoc.ico
error.ico
folder_closed.ico
folder_open.ico
info.ico
log.ico
msdev_tab_icons.bmp
toolbar.bmp
warning.ico
include
Sergey Klimov
SimpleTabbedMDIDemo
Release
SimpleTabbedMDIDemo.exe
res
SimpleTabbedMDIDemo.exe.manifest
SimpleTabbedMDIDemo.ico
SimpleTabbedMDIDemodoc.ico
toolbar.bmp
SimpleTabbedMDIDemo.dsp
SimpleTabbedMDIDemo.dsw
tabbingframework_history.zip
tabbingframework_priorhistory.zip
tabbingframework_src.zip
#ifndef __LIST_VIEW_NO_FLICKER_H__
#define __LIST_VIEW_NO_FLICKER_H__

// CListViewNoFlickerT is meant as a mix-in class to
//  help reduce flicker of a SysListView32.
//
// You can use CListViewNoFlickerT for a class that is
//  superclassing or subclassing a SysListView32.
//
// You can use CListViewNoFlicker as-is if you don't
//  need to specialize the list view

// If you can require Windows XP at a minimum, you should
//  use the extended style LVS_EX_DOUBLEBUFFER instead.
//  LVS_EX_DOUBLEBUFFER will also give you an alpha-blended
//  drag selection like windows explorer has in its file list views.

#ifndef __ATLAPP_H__
  #error ListViewNoFlicker.h requires atlapp.h to be included first
#endif

#ifndef __ATLGDIX_H__
  #error ListViewNoFlicker.h requires atlgdix.h to be included first
#endif

template <class T>
class CListViewNoFlickerT
{
protected:
	typedef CListViewNoFlickerT<T> thisClass;

protected:
	ATL::CWindow m_headerCtrl;

public:
	CListViewNoFlickerT() : m_headerCtrl(NULL)
	{
	}

	// We don't have a virtual destructor because this is a mix-in class
	~CListViewNoFlickerT()
	{
	}

public:
	// Call in WM_CREATE handler or SubclassWindow
	void Initialize(HWND hWndHeaderCtrl)
	{
		m_headerCtrl = hWndHeaderCtrl;
	}

	// Call in WM_DESTROY handler or UnsubclassWindow
	void Uninitialize(void)
	{
		m_headerCtrl = NULL;
	}

public:
	BEGIN_MSG_MAP(thisClass)
	ALT_MSG_MAP(1)
		MESSAGE_HANDLER(WM_ERASEBKGND, OnEraseBackground)
		MESSAGE_HANDLER(WM_PAINT, OnPaint)
		MESSAGE_HANDLER(WM_PRINTCLIENT, OnPaint)
	END_MSG_MAP()

	LRESULT OnEraseBackground(UINT /*uMsg*/, WPARAM /*wParam*/, LPARAM /*lParam*/, BOOL& /*bHandled*/)
	{
		// Erase the background in OnPaint.
		// This is part of the key to flicker free drawing.
		return 1;
	}

	LRESULT OnPaint(UINT /*uMsg*/, WPARAM wParam, LPARAM /*lParam*/, BOOL& /*bHandled*/)
	{
		T* pT = static_cast<T*>(this);
		if( wParam != NULL )
		{
			WTL::CMemDC memdc((HDC)wParam, NULL);
			pT->DoPaint(memdc.m_hDC, memdc.m_rc);
		}
		else
		{
			WTL::CPaintDC dc(pT->m_hWnd);
			WTL::CMemDC memdc(dc.m_hDC, &dc.m_ps.rcPaint);
			pT->DoPaint(memdc.m_hDC, dc.m_ps.rcPaint);
		}
		return 0;
	}

	inline void DoPaint(WTL::CDCHandle dc, RECT& rcClip)
	{
		T* pT = static_cast<T*>(this);

		if(m_headerCtrl.IsWindow())
		{
			// Draw the header first
			m_headerCtrl.SendMessage(WM_ERASEBKGND, (WPARAM)(HDC)dc, 0);
			m_headerCtrl.SendMessage(WM_PAINT, (WPARAM)(HDC)dc, 0);
			m_headerCtrl.ValidateRect(&rcClip);

			// Prevent the header being drawn over
			CRect rcHeader;
			m_headerCtrl.GetClientRect(&rcHeader);
			dc.ExcludeClipRect(&rcHeader);
		}

		// Now draw the listview
		pT->DefWindowProc(WM_ERASEBKGND, (WPARAM)(HDC)dc, 0);
		pT->DefWindowProc(WM_PAINT, (WPARAM)(HDC)dc, 0);
	}

};

typedef CWinTraits<
			WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE | WS_CLIPSIBLINGS | WS_CLIPCHILDREN |
			LVS_REPORT | LVS_SHOWSELALWAYS | LVS_SHAREIMAGELISTS,
			WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE> CListViewNoFlickerWinTraits;

class CListViewNoFlicker :
	public CWindowImpl<CListViewNoFlicker, CListViewCtrl, CListViewNoFlickerWinTraits>,
	public CListViewNoFlickerT<CListViewNoFlicker>
{
protected:
	typedef CListViewNoFlicker thisClass;
	typedef CWindowImpl<CListViewNoFlicker, CListViewCtrl, CListViewNoFlickerWinTraits> baseClass;
	typedef CListViewNoFlickerT<CListViewNoFlicker> noFlickerClass;

// Constructors
public:
	CListViewNoFlicker() { }

// Base Class overrides
public:
	BOOL SubclassWindow(HWND hWnd)
	{
		BOOL bRet = baseClass::SubclassWindow(hWnd);
		if(bRet)
		{
			noFlickerClass::Initialize(this->GetHeader());
		}
		return bRet;
	}

	HWND UnsubclassWindow(BOOL bForce = FALSE)
	{
		noFlickerClass::Uninitialize();

		return baseClass::UnsubclassWindow(bForce);
	}

// Message Handling
public:
	BEGIN_MSG_MAP(thisClass)
		MESSAGE_HANDLER(WM_CREATE, OnCreate)
		MESSAGE_HANDLER(WM_DESTROY, OnDestroy)

		CHAIN_MSG_MAP_ALT(noFlickerClass, 1)
		DEFAULT_REFLECTION_HANDLER()  // Just in case
	END_MSG_MAP()

	LRESULT OnCreate(UINT uMsg, WPARAM wParam, LPARAM lParam, BOOL& bHandled)
	{
		LRESULT lRet = DefWindowProc(uMsg, wParam, lParam);

		noFlickerClass::Initialize(this->GetHeader());

		// We've already called DefWindowProc
		bHandled = TRUE;

		return lRet;
	}

	LRESULT OnDestroy(UINT /*uMsg*/, WPARAM /*wParam*/, LPARAM /*lParam*/, BOOL& bHandled)
	{
		noFlickerClass::Uninitialize();

		// Let anyone else (including DefWindowProc) see the message
		bHandled = FALSE;
		return 0;
	}
};

#endif //__LIST_VIEW_NO_FLICKER_H__

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Daniel Bowen
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United States United States
Daniel Bowen used to work as a Software Engineer for Evans & Sutherland in Salt Lake City, Utah working on the modeling tools for high end flight simulators. He then worked for the startup company WiLife Inc. in Draper, Utah working on the software portion of an easy to use and affordable digital video surveillance system. WiLife Inc. is now part of Logitech Inc.

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