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Resize MDI Child Frame Windows to Fit Form Views

, 16 Apr 2001
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 Developer Studio generated resource script.
//
#include "resource.h"

#define APSTUDIO_READONLY_SYMBOLS
/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
//
// Generated from the TEXTINCLUDE 2 resource.
//
#include "afxres.h"

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
#undef APSTUDIO_READONLY_SYMBOLS

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
// English (U.S.) resources

#if !defined(AFX_RESOURCE_DLL) || defined(AFX_TARG_ENU)
#ifdef _WIN32
LANGUAGE LANG_ENGLISH, SUBLANG_ENGLISH_US
#pragma code_page(1252)
#endif //_WIN32

#ifdef APSTUDIO_INVOKED
/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
//
// TEXTINCLUDE
//

1 TEXTINCLUDE DISCARDABLE 
BEGIN
    "resource.h\0"
END

2 TEXTINCLUDE DISCARDABLE 
BEGIN
    "#include ""afxres.h""\r\n"
    "\0"
END

3 TEXTINCLUDE DISCARDABLE 
BEGIN
    "#define _AFX_NO_SPLITTER_RESOURCES\r\n"
    "#define _AFX_NO_OLE_RESOURCES\r\n"
    "#define _AFX_NO_TRACKER_RESOURCES\r\n"
    "#define _AFX_NO_PROPERTY_RESOURCES\r\n"
    "\r\n"
    "#if !defined(AFX_RESOURCE_DLL) || defined(AFX_TARG_ENU)\r\n"
    "#ifdef _WIN32\r\n"
    "LANGUAGE 9, 1\r\n"
    "#pragma code_page(1252)\r\n"
    "#endif //_WIN32\r\n"
    "#include ""res\\ResizeFormToFit.rc2""  // non-Microsoft Visual C++ edited resources\r\n"
    "#include ""afxres.rc""         // Standard components\r\n"
    "#endif\r\n"
    "\0"
END

#endif    // APSTUDIO_INVOKED


/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
//
// Icon
//

// Icon with lowest ID value placed first to ensure application icon
// remains consistent on all systems.
IDR_MAINFRAME           ICON    DISCARDABLE     "res\\ResizeFormToFit.ico"
IDR_FORMTYPE            ICON    DISCARDABLE     "res\\MyDoc.ico"

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
//
// Menu
//

IDR_MAINFRAME MENU PRELOAD DISCARDABLE 
BEGIN
    POPUP "&File"
    BEGIN
        MENUITEM "&New\tCtrl+N",                ID_FILE_NEW
        MENUITEM SEPARATOR
        MENUITEM "E&xit",                       ID_APP_EXIT
    END
    POPUP "&Help"
    BEGIN
        MENUITEM "&About ResizeFormToFit",      ID_APP_ABOUT
    END
END

IDR_FORMTYPE MENU PRELOAD DISCARDABLE 
BEGIN
    POPUP "&File"
    BEGIN
        MENUITEM "&New\tCtrl+N",                ID_FILE_NEW
        MENUITEM SEPARATOR
        MENUITEM "E&xit",                       ID_APP_EXIT
    END
    POPUP "&Window"
    BEGIN
        MENUITEM "&New Window",                 ID_WINDOW_NEW
        MENUITEM "&Cascade",                    ID_WINDOW_CASCADE
        MENUITEM "&Tile",                       ID_WINDOW_TILE_HORZ
        MENUITEM "&Arrange Icons",              ID_WINDOW_ARRANGE
    END
    POPUP "&Help"
    BEGIN
        MENUITEM "&About ResizeFormToFit",      ID_APP_ABOUT
    END
END


/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
//
// Accelerator
//

IDR_MAINFRAME ACCELERATORS PRELOAD MOVEABLE PURE 
BEGIN
    "N",            ID_FILE_NEW,            VIRTKEY, CONTROL
    "O",            ID_FILE_OPEN,           VIRTKEY, CONTROL
    "S",            ID_FILE_SAVE,           VIRTKEY, CONTROL
    "Z",            ID_EDIT_UNDO,           VIRTKEY, CONTROL
    "X",            ID_EDIT_CUT,            VIRTKEY, CONTROL
    "C",            ID_EDIT_COPY,           VIRTKEY, CONTROL
    "V",            ID_EDIT_PASTE,          VIRTKEY, CONTROL
    VK_BACK,        ID_EDIT_UNDO,           VIRTKEY, ALT
    VK_DELETE,      ID_EDIT_CUT,            VIRTKEY, SHIFT
    VK_INSERT,      ID_EDIT_COPY,           VIRTKEY, CONTROL
    VK_INSERT,      ID_EDIT_PASTE,          VIRTKEY, SHIFT
    VK_F6,          ID_NEXT_PANE,           VIRTKEY 
    VK_F6,          ID_PREV_PANE,           VIRTKEY, SHIFT
END


/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
//
// Dialog
//

IDD_ABOUTBOX DIALOG DISCARDABLE  0, 0, 235, 55
STYLE DS_MODALFRAME | WS_POPUP | WS_CAPTION | WS_SYSMENU
CAPTION "About ResizeFormToFit"
FONT 8, "MS Sans Serif"
BEGIN
    ICON            IDR_MAINFRAME,IDC_STATIC,11,17,20,20
    LTEXT           "ResizeFormToFit Version 1.0",IDC_STATIC,40,10,119,8,
                    SS_NOPREFIX
    LTEXT           "Copyright � 2001 Brian Hart",IDC_STATIC,40,25,119,8
    DEFPUSHBUTTON   "OK",IDOK,178,7,50,14,WS_GROUP
    LTEXT           "bhart@pinpub.com",IDC_STATIC,40,33,61,8
END

IDD_RESIZEFORMTOFIT_FORM DIALOG DISCARDABLE  0, 0, 234, 94
STYLE WS_CHILD
FONT 8, "MS Sans Serif"
BEGIN
    CONTROL         "Check1",IDC_CHECK1,"Button",BS_AUTOCHECKBOX | 
                    WS_TABSTOP,7,28,41,10
    CONTROL         "Check2",IDC_CHECK2,"Button",BS_AUTOCHECKBOX | 
                    WS_TABSTOP,7,41,41,10
    LTEXT           "This is a dummy form view for illustration of how to size the child frame window of the form to fit this form.",
                    IDC_STATIC,7,7,219,18
    DEFPUSHBUTTON   "&Submit",IDC_SUBMIT,15,66,50,14
    PUSHBUTTON      "&Reset",IDC_RESET,69,66,50,14
    GROUPBOX        "Buttons that don't do anything",IDC_STATIC,7,54,143,33
END


#ifndef _MAC
/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
//
// Version
//

VS_VERSION_INFO VERSIONINFO
 FILEVERSION 1,0,0,1
 PRODUCTVERSION 1,0,0,1
 FILEFLAGSMASK 0x3fL
#ifdef _DEBUG
 FILEFLAGS 0x1L
#else
 FILEFLAGS 0x0L
#endif
 FILEOS 0x4L
 FILETYPE 0x1L
 FILESUBTYPE 0x0L
BEGIN
    BLOCK "StringFileInfo"
    BEGIN
        BLOCK "040904B0"
        BEGIN
            VALUE "CompanyName", "\0"
            VALUE "FileDescription", "ResizeFormToFit MFC Application\0"
            VALUE "FileVersion", "1, 0, 0, 1\0"
            VALUE "InternalName", "ResizeFormToFit\0"
            VALUE "LegalCopyright", "Copyright (C) 2001\0"
            VALUE "LegalTrademarks", "\0"
            VALUE "OriginalFilename", "ResizeFormToFit.EXE\0"
            VALUE "ProductName", "ResizeFormToFit Application\0"
            VALUE "ProductVersion", "1, 0, 0, 1\0"
        END
    END
    BLOCK "VarFileInfo"
    BEGIN
        VALUE "Translation", 0x409, 1200
    END
END

#endif    // !_MAC


/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
//
// DESIGNINFO
//

#ifdef APSTUDIO_INVOKED
GUIDELINES DESIGNINFO DISCARDABLE 
BEGIN
    IDD_ABOUTBOX, DIALOG
    BEGIN
        LEFTMARGIN, 7
        RIGHTMARGIN, 228
        TOPMARGIN, 7
        BOTTOMMARGIN, 48
    END

    IDD_RESIZEFORMTOFIT_FORM, DIALOG
    BEGIN
        LEFTMARGIN, 7
        RIGHTMARGIN, 227
        TOPMARGIN, 7
        BOTTOMMARGIN, 87
    END
END
#endif    // APSTUDIO_INVOKED


/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
//
// String Table
//

STRINGTABLE PRELOAD DISCARDABLE 
BEGIN
    IDR_MAINFRAME           "ResizeFormToFit"
    IDR_FORMTYPE            "\nForm\nForm\n\n\nResizeFormToFit.Document\nForm Document"
END

STRINGTABLE PRELOAD DISCARDABLE 
BEGIN
    AFX_IDS_APP_TITLE       "ResizeFormToFit Sample Application"
    AFX_IDS_IDLEMESSAGE     "Ready"
END

STRINGTABLE DISCARDABLE 
BEGIN
    ID_INDICATOR_EXT        "EXT"
    ID_INDICATOR_CAPS       "CAP"
    ID_INDICATOR_NUM        "NUM"
    ID_INDICATOR_SCRL       "SCRL"
    ID_INDICATOR_OVR        "OVR"
    ID_INDICATOR_REC        "REC"
END

STRINGTABLE DISCARDABLE 
BEGIN
    ID_FILE_NEW             "Create a new document\nNew"
    ID_FILE_OPEN            "Open an existing document\nOpen"
    ID_FILE_CLOSE           "Close the active document\nClose"
    ID_FILE_SAVE            "Save the active document\nSave"
    ID_FILE_SAVE_AS         "Save the active document with a new name\nSave As"
END

STRINGTABLE DISCARDABLE 
BEGIN
    ID_APP_ABOUT            "Display program information, version number and copyright\nAbout"
    ID_APP_EXIT             "Quit the application; prompts to save documents\nExit"
END

STRINGTABLE DISCARDABLE 
BEGIN
    ID_FILE_MRU_FILE1       "Open this document"
    ID_FILE_MRU_FILE2       "Open this document"
    ID_FILE_MRU_FILE3       "Open this document"
    ID_FILE_MRU_FILE4       "Open this document"
    ID_FILE_MRU_FILE5       "Open this document"
    ID_FILE_MRU_FILE6       "Open this document"
    ID_FILE_MRU_FILE7       "Open this document"
    ID_FILE_MRU_FILE8       "Open this document"
    ID_FILE_MRU_FILE9       "Open this document"
    ID_FILE_MRU_FILE10      "Open this document"
    ID_FILE_MRU_FILE11      "Open this document"
    ID_FILE_MRU_FILE12      "Open this document"
    ID_FILE_MRU_FILE13      "Open this document"
    ID_FILE_MRU_FILE14      "Open this document"
    ID_FILE_MRU_FILE15      "Open this document"
    ID_FILE_MRU_FILE16      "Open this document"
END

STRINGTABLE DISCARDABLE 
BEGIN
    ID_NEXT_PANE            "Switch to the next window pane\nNext Pane"
    ID_PREV_PANE            "Switch back to the previous window pane\nPrevious Pane"
END

STRINGTABLE DISCARDABLE 
BEGIN
    ID_WINDOW_NEW           "Open another window for the active document\nNew Window"
    ID_WINDOW_ARRANGE       "Arrange icons at the bottom of the window\nArrange Icons"
    ID_WINDOW_CASCADE       "Arrange windows so they overlap\nCascade Windows"
    ID_WINDOW_TILE_HORZ     "Arrange windows as non-overlapping tiles\nTile Windows"
    ID_WINDOW_TILE_VERT     "Arrange windows as non-overlapping tiles\nTile Windows"
    ID_WINDOW_SPLIT         "Split the active window into panes\nSplit"
END

STRINGTABLE DISCARDABLE 
BEGIN
    ID_EDIT_CLEAR           "Erase the selection\nErase"
    ID_EDIT_CLEAR_ALL       "Erase everything\nErase All"
    ID_EDIT_COPY            "Copy the selection and put it on the Clipboard\nCopy"
    ID_EDIT_CUT             "Cut the selection and put it on the Clipboard\nCut"
    ID_EDIT_FIND            "Find the specified text\nFind"
    ID_EDIT_PASTE           "Insert Clipboard contents\nPaste"
    ID_EDIT_REPEAT          "Repeat the last action\nRepeat"
    ID_EDIT_REPLACE         "Replace specific text with different text\nReplace"
    ID_EDIT_SELECT_ALL      "Select the entire document\nSelect All"
    ID_EDIT_UNDO            "Undo the last action\nUndo"
    ID_EDIT_REDO            "Redo the previously undone action\nRedo"
END

STRINGTABLE DISCARDABLE 
BEGIN
    AFX_IDS_SCSIZE          "Change the window size"
    AFX_IDS_SCMOVE          "Change the window position"
    AFX_IDS_SCMINIMIZE      "Reduce the window to an icon"
    AFX_IDS_SCMAXIMIZE      "Enlarge the window to full size"
    AFX_IDS_SCNEXTWINDOW    "Switch to the next document window"
    AFX_IDS_SCPREVWINDOW    "Switch to the previous document window"
    AFX_IDS_SCCLOSE         "Close the active window and prompts to save the documents"
END

STRINGTABLE DISCARDABLE 
BEGIN
    AFX_IDS_SCRESTORE       "Restore the window to normal size"
    AFX_IDS_SCTASKLIST      "Activate Task List"
    AFX_IDS_MDICHILD        "Activate this window"
END

#endif    // English (U.S.) resources
/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////



#ifndef APSTUDIO_INVOKED
/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
//
// Generated from the TEXTINCLUDE 3 resource.
//
#define _AFX_NO_SPLITTER_RESOURCES
#define _AFX_NO_OLE_RESOURCES
#define _AFX_NO_TRACKER_RESOURCES
#define _AFX_NO_PROPERTY_RESOURCES

#if !defined(AFX_RESOURCE_DLL) || defined(AFX_TARG_ENU)
#ifdef _WIN32
LANGUAGE 9, 1
#pragma code_page(1252)
#endif //_WIN32
#include "res\ResizeFormToFit.rc2"  // non-Microsoft Visual C++ edited resources
#include "afxres.rc"         // Standard components
#endif

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
#endif    // not APSTUDIO_INVOKED

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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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