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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
// MainFrm.cpp : implmentation of the CMainFrame class
//
/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

#include "stdafx.h"
#include "resource.h"

#include "aboutdlg.h"
#include "TabbedSdiSplitterView.h"
#include "MainFrm.h"

BOOL CMainFrame::PreTranslateMessage(MSG* pMsg)
{
	if(CFrameWindowImpl<CMainFrame>::PreTranslateMessage(pMsg))
		return TRUE;

	//return m_view.PreTranslateMessage(pMsg);

	HWND hWndFocus = ::GetFocus();

	if(m_tabbedChildWindow.IsChild(hWndFocus))
	{
		if(m_tabbedChildWindow.PreTranslateMessage(pMsg))
		{
			return TRUE;
		}
	}
	else if(m_paneTree.IsChild(hWndFocus))
	{
		if(m_viewTree.PreTranslateMessage(pMsg))
		{
			return TRUE;
		}
	}

	return FALSE;
}

BOOL CMainFrame::OnIdle()
{
	UIUpdateToolBar();
	return FALSE;
}

LRESULT CMainFrame::OnCreate(UINT /*uMsg*/, WPARAM /*wParam*/, LPARAM /*lParam*/, BOOL& /*bHandled*/)
{
	// create command bar window
	HWND hWndCmdBar = m_CmdBar.Create(m_hWnd, rcDefault, NULL, ATL_SIMPLE_CMDBAR_PANE_STYLE);
	// attach menu
	m_CmdBar.AttachMenu(GetMenu());
	// load command bar images
	m_CmdBar.LoadImages(IDR_MAINFRAME);
	// remove old menu
	SetMenu(NULL);

	HWND hWndToolBar = CreateSimpleToolBarCtrl(m_hWnd, IDR_MAINFRAME, FALSE, ATL_SIMPLE_TOOLBAR_PANE_STYLE);

	CreateSimpleReBar(ATL_SIMPLE_REBAR_NOBORDER_STYLE);
	AddSimpleReBarBand(hWndCmdBar);
	AddSimpleReBarBand(hWndToolBar, NULL, TRUE);

	CreateSimpleStatusBar();

	// register object for message filtering and idle updates
	CMessageLoop* pLoop = _Module.GetMessageLoop();
	ATLASSERT(pLoop != NULL);
	pLoop->AddMessageFilter(this);
	pLoop->AddIdleHandler(this);

	UIAddToolBar(hWndToolBar);
	UISetCheck(ID_VIEW_TOOLBAR, 1);
	UISetCheck(ID_VIEW_STATUS_BAR, 1);
	UISetCheck(ID_VIEW_TREE, 1);


	m_hWndClient = m_splitter.Create(m_hWnd, rcDefault, NULL,
		WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE | WS_CLIPSIBLINGS | WS_CLIPCHILDREN);

	m_splitter.SetSplitterExtendedStyle(0);
	//SetSplitterPos works best in a "Post-Create" step
	//m_splitter.SetSplitterPos(200);

	m_paneTree.Create(m_splitter, _T("Tree"));

	// If you plan on having any tab views needing
	// notifications to be reflected (such as if you
	// have a custom draw list view), be sure to include
	// the following line.  If you know you won't need
	// notifications to be reflected, it can cut down
	// on the message traffic if you don't.
	// Also beware that reflecting notifications back
	// to some common controls (especially a tree view)
	// can cause visual anomolies unless you superclass
	// the control and add "DEFAULT_REFLECTION_HANDLER()"
	// to the message map.
	m_tabbedChildWindow.SetReflectNotifications(true);

	m_tabbedChildWindow.SetTabStyles(CTCS_TOOLTIPS | CTCS_DRAGREARRANGE);
	m_tabbedChildWindow.Create(m_splitter, rcDefault);
	//m_tabbedChildWindow.GetTabCtrl().ModifyStyle(CTCS_BOTTOM, (CTCS_SCROLL | CTCS_CLOSEBUTTON));

	m_viewTree.Create(m_paneTree, rcDefault, NULL,
		WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE | WS_CLIPSIBLINGS | WS_CLIPCHILDREN | TVS_HASLINES | TVS_HASBUTTONS | TVS_LINESATROOT | TVS_SHOWSELALWAYS,
		WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE);
	m_paneTree.SetClient(m_viewTree);

	m_view1.Create(m_tabbedChildWindow, rcDefault, NULL,
		WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE | WS_CLIPSIBLINGS | WS_CLIPCHILDREN | LVS_REPORT,
		0);
	m_view2.Create(m_tabbedChildWindow);
	m_view3.Create(m_tabbedChildWindow, rcDefault, _T("Other View"),
		WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE | WS_CLIPSIBLINGS | WS_CLIPCHILDREN,
		0);

	m_view1.InsertColumn(0, _T("Column"), LVCFMT_LEFT, 200, 0);

	LVITEM lvItem = {0};
	lvItem.mask = LVIF_TEXT;
	lvItem.iItem = 0;
	lvItem.pszText = _T("Item 1");
	m_view1.InsertItem(&lvItem);

	lvItem.iItem = 1;
	lvItem.pszText = _T("Item 2");
	m_view1.InsertItem(&lvItem);

	lvItem.iItem = 2;
	lvItem.pszText = _T("Item 3");
	m_view1.InsertItem(&lvItem);

	m_tabbedChildWindow.AddTabWithIcon(m_view1, _T("List View"), IDI_DOCUMENT);

	// You can also have the view windows provide an icon
	// (such as by using DECLARE_FRAME_WND_CLASS instead of DECLARE_WND_CLASS)
	// and window/frame caption text (provided in Create or CreateEx call),
	// and calling "DisplayTab"
	m_tabbedChildWindow.DisplayTab(m_view2, TRUE, TRUE);
	m_tabbedChildWindow.DisplayTab(m_view3, TRUE, TRUE);

	m_splitter.SetSplitterPanes(m_paneTree, m_tabbedChildWindow);

	this->PostMessage(WM_POSTCREATE);

	return 0;
}

LRESULT CMainFrame::OnDestroy(UINT /*uMsg*/, WPARAM /*wParam*/, LPARAM /*lParam*/, BOOL& bHandled)
{
	CMessageLoop* pLoop = _Module.GetMessageLoop();
	ATLASSERT(pLoop != NULL);
	pLoop->RemoveMessageFilter(this);
	pLoop->RemoveIdleHandler(this);

	bHandled = FALSE;
	return 0;
}

LRESULT CMainFrame::OnPostCreate(UINT /*uMsg*/, WPARAM /*wParam*/, LPARAM /*lParam*/, BOOL& /*bHandled*/)
{
	//SetSplitterPos works best after the default WM_CREATE has been handled
	m_splitter.SetSplitterPos(200);

	return 0;
}

LRESULT CMainFrame::OnSettingChange(UINT uMsg, WPARAM wParam, LPARAM lParam, BOOL& /*bHandled*/)
{
	// System settings or metrics have changed.  Propogate this message
	// to all the child windows so they can update themselves as appropriate.
	this->SendMessageToDescendants(uMsg, wParam, lParam, TRUE);

	return 0;
}

LRESULT CMainFrame::OnFileExit(WORD /*wNotifyCode*/, WORD /*wID*/, HWND /*hWndCtl*/, BOOL& /*bHandled*/)
{
	PostMessage(WM_CLOSE);
	return 0;
}

LRESULT CMainFrame::OnFileNew(WORD /*wNotifyCode*/, WORD /*wID*/, HWND /*hWndCtl*/, BOOL& /*bHandled*/)
{
	static int nCount = 1;
	CString sText;
	sText.Format(_T("View %d"), nCount++);

	CSomeSelfDeletingChildView* pChild = new CSomeSelfDeletingChildView;
	pChild->Create(m_tabbedChildWindow, rcDefault, sText);
	m_tabbedChildWindow.DisplayTab(pChild->m_hWnd, TRUE, TRUE);

	return 0;
}

LRESULT CMainFrame::OnViewToolBar(WORD /*wNotifyCode*/, WORD /*wID*/, HWND /*hWndCtl*/, BOOL& /*bHandled*/)
{
	static BOOL bVisible = TRUE;	// initially visible
	bVisible = !bVisible;
	CReBarCtrl rebar = m_hWndToolBar;
	int nBandIndex = rebar.IdToIndex(ATL_IDW_BAND_FIRST + 1);	// toolbar is 2nd added band
	rebar.ShowBand(nBandIndex, bVisible);
	UISetCheck(ID_VIEW_TOOLBAR, bVisible);
	UpdateLayout();
	return 0;
}

LRESULT CMainFrame::OnViewStatusBar(WORD /*wNotifyCode*/, WORD /*wID*/, HWND /*hWndCtl*/, BOOL& /*bHandled*/)
{
	BOOL bVisible = !::IsWindowVisible(m_hWndStatusBar);
	::ShowWindow(m_hWndStatusBar, bVisible ? SW_SHOWNOACTIVATE : SW_HIDE);
	UISetCheck(ID_VIEW_STATUS_BAR, bVisible);
	UpdateLayout();
	return 0;
}

LRESULT CMainFrame::OnViewTree(WORD /*wNotifyCode*/, WORD /*wID*/, HWND /*hWndCtl*/, BOOL& /*bHandled*/)
{
	BOOL bVisible = !::IsWindowVisible(m_paneTree);
	::ShowWindow(m_paneTree, bVisible ? SW_SHOWNOACTIVATE : SW_HIDE);
	UISetCheck(ID_VIEW_TREE, bVisible);
	m_splitter.SetSinglePaneMode(bVisible ? SPLIT_PANE_NONE : SPLIT_PANE_RIGHT);
	UpdateLayout();
	return 0;
}

LRESULT CMainFrame::OnAppAbout(WORD /*wNotifyCode*/, WORD /*wID*/, HWND /*hWndCtl*/, BOOL& /*bHandled*/)
{
	CAboutDlg dlg;
	dlg.DoModal();
	return 0;
}

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Daniel Bowen
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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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