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Office 2003 Native Controls

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Reimplementation of Win32 controls with optional Office 2003 interface.

Sample Image - MWTSUI.jpg


MWTSUI provides the developer with the ability to have the latest Office interface, with as few code changes as possible. This is a list of the controls that are included in this library.

The following controls have undergone extensive testing, and several cross platform bugs have been corrected. These controls are now considered production quality.

  • MWMenu
  • MWTooltips
  • MWEdit
  • MWCombo
  • MWListBox
  • MWButton
  • MWImageList
  • MWShadow
  • MWComboEx

The following controls are incomplete:

  • MWMenuBar
  • MWToolbar
  • MWDockingBar

These controls should imitate the behaviour of their Office 2003 counterparts, while remaining as true to native Win32 controls as possible. For example, the MWMenu control does not implement owner drawn menu items, but does otherwise emulate the native Menu control. The documentation for each control lists the differences between the native Win32 control and the MW control. This differences and other documentation can be located in the Win32 Specification.doc file included in the download.

Our controls are largely based upon the WINE project. The licensing terms for WINE are contained in the GNU Lesser General Public License available from that site.

To compile the DLL, you will need the August 2002 Platform SDK (or later).

This project is no longer being updated or supported.


This article has no explicit license attached to it but may contain usage terms in the article text or the download files themselves. If in doubt please contact the author via the discussion board below.

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QuestionHow do you prevent the menu window (with a edit control in it) from being activated? Pin
JERKII.SHANG6-Aug-05 5:00
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QuestionNew source code? Pin
Jerker Bäck6-Jun-05 13:50
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QuestionDevelopment cancelled? Pin
S. Hepe23-Nov-04 3:18
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AnswerRe: Development cancelled? Pin
MJ_223-Nov-04 11:28
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GeneralRe: Development cancelled? Pin
christian2223-Apr-05 1:18
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Generalvery slow Pin
toxcct23-May-04 2:55
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GeneralLarge Fonts Pin
helsten22-Nov-03 5:01
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GeneralRe: Large Fonts Pin
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GeneralMulti Monitor Support Pin
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GeneralRe: Multi Monitor Support Pin
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GeneralNo multimonitor support Pin
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GeneralRe: No multimonitor support Pin
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Generala bug Pin
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GeneralRe: a bug Pin
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Generalcompiler error Pin
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GeneralRe: compiler error Pin
MJ_25-Sep-03 19:46
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GeneralDoesn't display at all on my machine :( Pin
noble27-Aug-03 7:02
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GeneralMine neither Pin
Jim Lamb27-Aug-03 9:39
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GeneralRe: Mine neither Pin
MJ_227-Aug-03 12:16
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GeneralRe: Doesn't display at all on my machine :( Pin
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GeneralPossible licensing issue Pin
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