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Posted 27 Jan 2001

A Flat Splitter Window

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A small class that gives splitter-windows a flat look

Sample Image - FlatSplitter.gif


This is a small class that replaces the default MFC splitter window CSplitterWnd with a splitter that has a small (flat) border. It's a very small class (only about 10 lines of code excluding all the standard MFC stuff), but I thought this might be useful for someone.

Basically, you would use this splitter if you want a GUI like the one in the (newest) "Start->Find->Files or Folders" window. This effect can't be achieved with the standard splitter window, because it draws a WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE-like border.


This is very simple to use, just do whatever you would do with a normal splitter, but replace CSplitterWnd with CFlatSplitterWnd, and don't forget to #include "FlatSplitterWnd.h".

Update & Credits

This latest version now supports multiple CFlatSplitterWnds inside of each other, like the demo app shows it. All of this thanks to Kris ( - Cheers!


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About the Author

Marc Richarme
Engineer Nokia
Denmark Denmark
My programming experience started a long time ago in
QBasic (on a 25MHz 486).
I'm now mainly using Java, C++, C, MFC, Perl and PHP, but have used quite a number of other languages as well for various projects.

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QuestionNokia is goiong down.aren't you afraid Pin
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QuestionLayoutRolCol() Pin
Zaihuan Yu26-Sep-08 20:53
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GeneralThanks! Great example, very useful. Pin
yuban4-May-07 14:34
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GeneralChane Orientation Pin
Ashok Jaiswal7-Apr-07 6:47
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GeneralDecorated Splitter Bar Pin
John Simmons / outlaw programmer8-Sep-06 10:12
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General很好呀 Pin
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GeneralRe: œkD™Þ Pin
Tsinghero3-Jun-03 21:23
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QuestionHow to change the style of the splitter between each view. Pin
Jack_Cai24-Apr-03 17:36
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Generalgood Pin
zhongl15-Jul-02 15:38
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QuestionMouse click? Pin
mohanrajh4-May-02 18:23
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Generalinside nested splitter Pin
19-Mar-02 12:29
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GeneralRe: inside nested splitter Pin
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GeneralLimiting splitter bar moves Pin
TBiker10-Dec-01 12:07
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