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Posted 15 Dec 1999

Using Hot Toolbar Buttons

, 15 Dec 1999
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Demonstrates how to add rollover buttons to your toolbar
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  • Sample Image - toolbar_hotbuttons.gif

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    If you wanted to add hot toolbar buttons like the ones seen in internet explorer, it is pretty straight forward. This approach for will work for both Visual C++ 5 and 6, however you may want to read up on the enhancements to the toolbar class for VC 6.0.

    After your toolbar has been created in CMainFrame::OnCreate(), you will need to add the following code, this is assuming that you have two bitmap resources already created IDB_TOOLBAR_COLD for normal, and IDB_TOOLBAR_HOT for hot buttons:

    // Set up hot bar image lists.
    CImageList imageList;
    CBitmap    bitmap;
    // Create and set the normal toolbar image list.
    imageList.Create(21, 20, ILC_COLORDDB|ILC_MASK, 13, 1);
    imageList.Add(&bitmap, RGB(255,0,255));
    m_hotToolBar.SendMessage(TB_SETIMAGELIST, 0, (LPARAM)imageList.m_hImageList);
    // Create and set the hot toolbar image list.
    imageList.Create(21, 20, ILC_COLORDDB|ILC_MASK, 13, 1);
    imageList.Add(&bitmap, RGB(255,0,255));
    m_hotToolBar.SendMessage(TB_SETHOTIMAGELIST, 0, (LPARAM)imageList.m_hImageList);

    The send message portion of the code has been wrapped into a CToolBarCtrl() function call for Visual C++ 6. If you will notice, I have used 24 bit color images with the toolbar shown here, so you are not limited to just 16 colors.


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    About the Author

    Kirk Stowell
    CEO Codejock Technologies, LLC
    United States United States
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    QuestionHow to Dock the Hot Toolbar with the Main Toolbar Pin
    vikrant kpr11-May-07 10:01
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