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A Property Table Editor

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An article showing a property table editor like VC7.0's property table.


Recently, I wanted to use a property table editor like VC7.0's. So, I searched it in CodeProject website. I found a good example in "CPropTree v1.0 - Property Tree Control", which is created by sramsay. Thanks to the author. I modified it a little, and added a toolbar, and a combobox, which made it like VC7.0's property table.

I added a new class, used for toolbar: CPropToolbar, which is not created originally by me. I'm sorry I forget who created it originally.

And I added a new class: CToolbarContainer, which is used to respond to the toolbar's commands.


In PropToolbar.cpp, you need to add you toolbar's ID.

static const UINT toolbarItems[] =

BEGIN_MESSAGE_MAP(CPropToolbar, CToolBarCtrl)
                       ID_PROP_ALPHABETIC, OnNeedTextA)
                       ID_PROP_ALPHABETIC, OnNeedTextW)


In ToolbarContainer.h, I added a message map to deal with the toolbar's commands.

afx_msg void OnSortByCategory();
afx_msg void OnSortByAlpha();

You can get the detailed implementation in my source code. Maybe my code is short of comments, but tidy enough :(, you can get it.

A Big Interesting Bug

Yell, after I implemented it, I was happy it looked very well. But soon, I found a big bug. Sometimes when you are operating it, or when you minimize it, wait for some time (maybe half an hour), you will find the toolbar changed as before.

I don't know what causes that. Maybe someone can tell me or solve it. I will really appreciate him/her very much! Can you?


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A programmer graduated 2003, and worked for one year. Program with C/C++, sometimes use perl, or java, etc. I like CodeProject website, and want to make more friends here. I'm dreaming to beacome a guy in programming.

Comments and Discussions

GeneralFeature Request Pin
Hamid Reza Mohammadi10-Apr-07 1:00
Hamid Reza Mohammadi10-Apr-07 1:00 
GeneralSDK Update Pin
Yohi13-Aug-04 1:38
Yohi13-Aug-04 1:38 
For MSVC++ 6.0 Users, make sure you have the platform SDK update. This project and some others you find on code project will not compile without it.

Follow all installation instructions carefully.

Smile | :)

GeneralRe: SDK Update Pin
david connell7-Jul-05 13:29
david connell7-Jul-05 13:29 
GeneralExcellent Pin
Paul Selormey12-Aug-04 12:05
Paul Selormey12-Aug-04 12:05 

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