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How to enable context sensitive help for individual controls on a FormView

, 25 Oct 2002
Context sensitive help does not distinguish individual controls on a FormView. This sorts that problem
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// MainFrm.cpp : implementation of the CMainFrame class
//

#include "stdafx.h"
#include "ContextHelp.h"

#include "MainFrm.h"

#ifdef _DEBUG
#define new DEBUG_NEW
#undef THIS_FILE
static char THIS_FILE[] = __FILE__;
#endif

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
// CMainFrame

IMPLEMENT_DYNAMIC(CMainFrame, CMDIFrameWnd)

BEGIN_MESSAGE_MAP(CMainFrame, CMDIFrameWnd)
	//{{AFX_MSG_MAP(CMainFrame)
		// NOTE - the ClassWizard will add and remove mapping macros here.
		//    DO NOT EDIT what you see in these blocks of generated code !
	ON_WM_CREATE()
	//}}AFX_MSG_MAP
	// Global help commands
	ON_COMMAND(ID_HELP_FINDER, CMDIFrameWnd::OnHelpFinder)
	ON_COMMAND(ID_HELP, CMDIFrameWnd::OnHelp)
	ON_COMMAND(ID_CONTEXT_HELP, CMDIFrameWnd::OnContextHelp)
	ON_COMMAND(ID_DEFAULT_HELP, CMDIFrameWnd::OnHelpFinder)
END_MESSAGE_MAP()

static UINT indicators[] =
{
	ID_SEPARATOR,           // status line indicator
	ID_INDICATOR_CAPS,
	ID_INDICATOR_NUM,
	ID_INDICATOR_SCRL,
};

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
// CMainFrame construction/destruction

CMainFrame::CMainFrame()
{
	// TODO: add member initialization code here
	
}

CMainFrame::~CMainFrame()
{
}

int CMainFrame::OnCreate(LPCREATESTRUCT lpCreateStruct)
{
	if (CMDIFrameWnd::OnCreate(lpCreateStruct) == -1)
		return -1;
	
	if (!m_wndToolBar.CreateEx(this, TBSTYLE_FLAT, WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE | CBRS_TOP
		| CBRS_GRIPPER | CBRS_TOOLTIPS | CBRS_FLYBY | CBRS_SIZE_DYNAMIC) ||
		!m_wndToolBar.LoadToolBar(IDR_MAINFRAME))
	{
		TRACE0("Failed to create toolbar\n");
		return -1;      // fail to create
	}

	if (!m_wndStatusBar.Create(this) ||
		!m_wndStatusBar.SetIndicators(indicators,
		  sizeof(indicators)/sizeof(UINT)))
	{
		TRACE0("Failed to create status bar\n");
		return -1;      // fail to create
	}

	// TODO: Delete these three lines if you don't want the toolbar to
	//  be dockable
	m_wndToolBar.EnableDocking(CBRS_ALIGN_ANY);
	EnableDocking(CBRS_ALIGN_ANY);
	DockControlBar(&m_wndToolBar);

	return 0;
}

BOOL CMainFrame::PreCreateWindow(CREATESTRUCT& cs)
{
	if( !CMDIFrameWnd::PreCreateWindow(cs) )
		return FALSE;
	// TODO: Modify the Window class or styles here by modifying
	//  the CREATESTRUCT cs

	return TRUE;
}

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
// CMainFrame diagnostics

#ifdef _DEBUG
void CMainFrame::AssertValid() const
{
	CMDIFrameWnd::AssertValid();
}

void CMainFrame::Dump(CDumpContext& dc) const
{
	CMDIFrameWnd::Dump(dc);
}

#endif //_DEBUG

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
// CMainFrame message handlers

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About the Author

Roger Allen
Software Developer (Senior) Sirius Analytical Instruments
United Kingdom United Kingdom
A research and development programmer working for a pharmaceutical instrument company for the past 17 years.
 
I am one of those lucky people who enjoys his work and spends more time than he should either doing work or reseaching new stuff. I can also be found on playing DDO on the Cannith server (Send a tell to "Maetrim" who is my current main)
 
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