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Pinnable ControlBar

, 4 Dec 2003
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This article is based on Cristi Posea's CSizeControlBar


This article is based on the article CSizingControlBar - a resizable control bar by Cristi Posea. It implements a control bar that can be pinned.

Using the code

  1. Include the following files in your project:
  2. Add these lines to your stdafx.h (if the files are in a different directory, include the path - see the stdafx.h file in the samples):
    #include "sizecbar.h"
    #include "scbarg.h"
    #include "scbarcf.h"
    #include "PinDockBar.h"
    #include "DrawFrame.h"
    #include "AutoHideBar.h
  3. Derive classes from CPinDockBar (you have an example in mybar.* files).
  4. In mainfrm.h, include your class' header, i.e.
    #include "mybar.h"

    Then add member variables to CMainFrame, i.e.

    CMyBar m_MyBar;
    CMyBar2 m_MyBar2;
    CMyBar2 m_MyBar2_1;
  5. In mainfrm.h, Add following macro in the CMainFrame class definition
    class CMainFrame : public CFrameWnd
  6. In mainfrm.cpp, add following macro:
  7. In mainfrm.cpp, add following macro in the message map of the class:
    BEGIN_MESSAGE_MAP(CMainFrame, CFrameWnd)
  8. Create the bar in CMainFrame::OnCreate(). Then set bar styles, enable it to dock... like any control bar. Using EnablePinDocking(..) instead of EnableDocking, i.e.
  9. Set your imagelist for the AutoHideBar array m_AutoHideBar[0..3]
    m_ImgList.Create(IDB_TAB, 16, 1, RGB(255,0,255));
    for(int i = 0;i < 4; i ++)
  10. CPinDockBar is an abstract class, you need to implement two functions for your class:
        void AddToDrawBar(CAutoHideBar * pDrawBar);
        void RemoveFromDrawBar(CAutoHideBar * pDrawBar);

AddToDrawBar is called when a control sizing bar needs to move its child control(s) to side pane. RemoveFromDrawBar is called when a control sizing bar needs to take back its child control(s) from side pane.

The functions could be like this:

void CMyBar2::AddToDrawBar(CAutoHideBar * pDrawBar)
    CRect rt;
    CString szStr;
    pDrawBar->AddButton(szStr, DRAWBTNSTYLE_BTN, &m_List, 
        this, &rt, this, 0);

void CMyBar2::RemoveFromDrawBar(CAutoHideBar * pDrawBar)
    CRect rect;
    GetParentFrame()->ShowControlBar(this, TRUE, FALSE);

    m_List.MoveWindow(9,9, rect.Width() - 18, rect.Height() - 9 - 9);



LoadBarState() and SaveState() not implemented


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