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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
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  • 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 CFlatSplitterWnd's 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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    Comments and Discussions

    QuestionOnDrawSplitter unnecessary? Pin
    Ron van Gelderen22-Apr-01 1:59
    memberRon van Gelderen22-Apr-01 1:59 
    AnswerRe: OnDrawSplitter unnecessary? Pin
    Marc Richarme23-Aug-01 15:43
    memberMarc Richarme23-Aug-01 15:43 
    GeneralRe: OnDrawSplitter unnecessary? Pin
    Ken Griggs11-Mar-02 8:11
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    GeneralRe: OnDrawSplitter unnecessary? Pin
    Lim, Jongho17-Mar-02 22:50
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