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Resize MDI Child Frame Windows to Fit Form Views

, 16 Apr 2001 108.2K 2.3K 28
Make the MDI windows which contain your program's forms snap to match the forms' sizes.
resizeformtofit_src.zip
ResizeFormToFit
ResizeFormToFit.clw
ResizeFormToFit.dsw
res
MyDoc.ico
ResizeFormToFit.ico
ResizeFormToFit.dsp
ResizeFormToFit.ncb
ResizeFormToFit.aps
ResizeFormToFit.opt
Release
ResizeFormToFit.exe
ResizeFormToFit.plg
========================================================================
       MICROSOFT FOUNDATION CLASS LIBRARY : ResizeFormToFit
========================================================================


AppWizard has created this ResizeFormToFit application for you.  This application
not only demonstrates the basics of using the Microsoft Foundation classes
but is also a starting point for writing your application.

This file contains a summary of what you will find in each of the files that
make up your ResizeFormToFit application.

ResizeFormToFit.dsp
    This file (the project file) contains information at the project level and
    is used to build a single project or subproject. Other users can share the
    project (.dsp) file, but they should export the makefiles locally.

ResizeFormToFit.h
    This is the main header file for the application.  It includes other
    project specific headers (including Resource.h) and declares the
    CMyApp application class.

ResizeFormToFit.cpp
    This is the main application source file that contains the application
    class CMyApp.

ResizeFormToFit.rc
    This is a listing of all of the Microsoft Windows resources that the
    program uses.  It includes the icons, bitmaps, and cursors that are stored
    in the RES subdirectory.  This file can be directly edited in Microsoft
	Visual C++.

ResizeFormToFit.clw
    This file contains information used by ClassWizard to edit existing
    classes or add new classes.  ClassWizard also uses this file to store
    information needed to create and edit message maps and dialog data
    maps and to create prototype member functions.

res\ResizeFormToFit.ico
    This is an icon file, which is used as the application's icon.  This
    icon is included by the main resource file ResizeFormToFit.rc.

res\ResizeFormToFit.rc2
    This file contains resources that are not edited by Microsoft 
	Visual C++.  You should place all resources not editable by
	the resource editor in this file.



/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

For the main frame window:

MainFrm.h, MainFrm.cpp
    These files contain the frame class CMainFrame, which is derived from
    CMDIFrameWnd and controls all MDI frame features.

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

For the child frame window:

ChildFrm.h, ChildFrm.cpp
    These files define and implement the CChildFrame class, which
    supports the child windows in an MDI application.

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

AppWizard creates one document type and one view:

MyDoc.h, MyDoc.cpp - the document
    These files contain your CMyDoc class.  Edit these files to
    add your special document data and to implement file saving and loading
    (via CMyDoc::Serialize).

MyForm.h, MyForm.cpp - the view of the document
    These files contain your CMyForm class.
    CMyForm objects are used to view CMyDoc objects.

res\MyDoc.ico
    This is an icon file, which is used as the icon for MDI child windows
    for the CMyDoc class.  This icon is included by the main
    resource file ResizeFormToFit.rc.


/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Other standard files:

StdAfx.h, StdAfx.cpp
    These files are used to build a precompiled header (PCH) file
    named ResizeFormToFit.pch and a precompiled types file named StdAfx.obj.

Resource.h
    This is the standard header file, which defines new resource IDs.
    Microsoft Visual C++ reads and updates this file.

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Other notes:

AppWizard uses "TODO:" to indicate parts of the source code you
should add to or customize.

If your application uses MFC in a shared DLL, and your application is 
in a language other than the operating system's current language, you
will need to copy the corresponding localized resources MFC42XXX.DLL
from the Microsoft Visual C++ CD-ROM onto the system or system32 directory,
and rename it to be MFCLOC.DLL.  ("XXX" stands for the language abbreviation.
For example, MFC42DEU.DLL contains resources translated to German.)  If you
don't do this, some of the UI elements of your application will remain in the
language of the operating system.

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

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Brian C Hart
Software Developer (Senior) Corrugated Technologies, Inc.
United States United States
From Fridley, Minnesota and I like computer programming! When I got started, I was working mostly with Windows GUI programming in C/C++. Then later on I worked with COM/DCOM for a school internship. I used COM/DCOM to write an ad hoc cluster server and job-running environment for a cluster of 24 Windows-based high-end visualization workstations. I moved on to C# and have been working in C# and Windows Forms ever since. I have yet to embrace Silverlight Smile | :)
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