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Posted 7 Feb 2000

Sizing TabControlBar

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Creates a dockable and resizable control bar.
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  • Sample Image - Sizing_Tabctl.jpg

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    This article extends the article CSizingControlBar - a resizable control bar by Cristi Posea.
    Webmaster's note: the CSizingControlBar class used in this code is an earlier version; follow the link above for the latest one.


    The Control bar like in DevStudio, which has TabControls with different Views (like TreeViews) and it can be docked and resized.


    Add the following class to your project:

    • CSizingControlBar
    • CSizingTabCtrlBar

    Add a member variable to CMainFrame (in mainfrm.h):

    CSizingTabCtrlBar m_wndSTCBar;

    Create the bar in CMainFrame::OnCreate(). Then set bar styles, enable it to dock... like any control bar. Be sure to add IDW_PROP_BAR to the "resource.h" and to add the bitmap IDB_TABIMAGES to your resources.

    // SizingControlBar
    m_wndSTCBar.Create(this, CSize(200, 1), IDW_PROP_BAR);
    m_wndSTCBar.SetBarStyle(m_wndToolBar.GetBarStyle() |
    DockControlBar(&m_wndSTCBar, AFX_IDW_DOCKBAR_LEFT);
    m_wndSTCBar.AddView("Database", RUNTIME_CLASS(CClassView));
    m_wndSTCBar.AddView("Files", RUNTIME_CLASS(CFileView));

    As you can see, the different views are added by calling

    m_wndSTCBar.AddView("Files", RUNTIME_CLASS(CFileView));

    Thats the only thing you have to do, to add a view!

    Override CMainFrame::RecalcLayout().
    Note: use the base framewnd class member function, ie if you have an SDI application replace CMDIFrameWnd with CFrameWnd below.

    void CMainFrame::RecalcLayout(BOOL bNotify) 

    To call a view from the Mainframe:

    CFileView* pView = (CFileView*)
    pView->UpdateView();	// or do anything else


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    About the Author

    Dirk Clemens
    Germany Germany
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    GeneralViews update problem solved Pin
    FretBoardKnowledge18-Dec-02 15:15
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    GeneralRe: Views update problem solved Pin
    Philip Patrick31-Mar-03 9:15
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    GeneralRe: Views update problem solved Pin
    andyvinc24-Apr-04 5:35
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    Questionhow to merge two floating dialogbar into one floating tabbed dialogbar? Pin
    YU_Matrix27-Nov-02 21:59
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    Questionhelp, tell me what is IDW_PROP_BAR ?? Pin
    hongky17-Nov-02 20:03
    memberhongky17-Nov-02 20:03 
    AnswerRe: help, tell me what is IDW_PROP_BAR ?? Pin
    WREY21-Jun-03 14:53
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    GeneralBugfix: Defect border while enlarging Pin
    Tomer Shalev12-Aug-02 22:06
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    GeneralIt does Not work...Help me.... Pin
    ParkSK30-Jul-02 23:39
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    GeneralRe: It does Not work...Help me.... Pin
    Jawid18-Sep-02 13:07
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    GeneralThank you very much..It works well !! Pin
    DevPark5-Nov-03 19:01
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    GeneralRe: It does Not work...Help me.... Pin
    gremyus11-Feb-04 8:57
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    GeneralRe: It does Not work...Help me.... Pin
    sirius yang20-Oct-04 19:14
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    Questionwhy onec i created it ,my listview will not work? Pin
    xsword6-May-02 1:36
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    QuestionRedrawing the client area? Pin
    Anonymous13-Apr-02 7:37
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    AnswerRe: Redrawing the client area? Pin
    Anonymous16-May-02 7:04
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    GeneralRe: Redrawing the client area? Pin
    DanPetitt17-Feb-03 11:56
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    GeneralRe: Redrawing the client area? Pin
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    GeneralRe: Redrawing the client area? Pin
    uTMan12-Nov-03 9:28
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    GeneralI can't run it. It dumped failed info when creat CSizingControlBar Pin
    Crob28-Feb-02 16:15
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    GeneralRe: I can't run it. It dumped failed info when creat CSizingControlBar Pin
    Anonymous6-Mar-02 13:41
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    GeneralSizing Tab Control Bar Pin
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    GeneralRe: Sizing Tab Control Bar (lost control) Pin
    Eugene Pankov24-Jul-02 4:55
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    Generalslow redraw when docked under NT Pin
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