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Posted 17 Nov 1999

Child Dialog (Sub Forms)

, 17 Nov 1999
A simple class for handling Child Dialogs within a dialog or property sheet.
//  Project     : any
//  Compiler    : Visual C++ 6.0
//  Plattform   : Windows 95/NT
//  File        : SubFormCollection.h
//  Programmer  : D. Zuppinger, SoftToys
//  Copyright   : public domain
//  Contact     :
//  Description : class for simple support of sub forms within dialogs
//  History     : October 1999, initial version

//#### This is the class, supporting an easy handling of sub forms
// Dialogs must be defined with the following properties:
//      Style : Child
//      Border: thin or none
//      Control: ticked

#if !defined(AFX_SUBFORMCOLLECTION_H__EEF10080_9028_11D3_8594_00105A744766__INCLUDED_)
#define AFX_SUBFORMCOLLECTION_H__EEF10080_9028_11D3_8594_00105A744766__INCLUDED_

#if _MSC_VER > 1000
#pragma once
#endif // _MSC_VER > 1000

#include <afxtempl.h>
#include "stdafx.h"

class CSubFormCollection  
	virtual ~CSubFormCollection();

    bool SetActive(int ix);   // set and display an other sub form
    bool CreateSubForm(UINT id,CWnd* pParentWnd);
        // create a subform with a given resource template
    bool ShowSubForm(int ix = -1);
        // display the requested subform (by default the active form is displayed)
    void SetRelPos(const CRect& rect) {m_Rect = rect;m_bCentered = false;};
        // set the relative position of the subforms
    void SetCenterPos(const CRect& rect) {m_Rect = rect;m_bCentered = true;};
        // set the position of the subforms and switch the center mode on

    CArray<CDialog*, CDialog*> m_Forms; // array with all forms
    int m_nActiveForm;  // index to the currently active sub form
    CRect m_Rect;       // position of the sub form
    bool m_bCentered;   // true if the form is centred within the rect, else false

    int AddForm(CDialog* dlg) { return(m_Forms.Add(dlg));}; // internal method for adding a newly created form

#endif // !defined(AFX_SUBFORMCOLLECTION_H__EEF10080_9028_11D3_8594_00105A744766__INCLUDED_)

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About the Author

Daniel Zuppinger
Chief Technology Officer
Switzerland Switzerland
Professional IT developer since 1983. First projects with Cobol, then Pascal, Modula2, C and since Visual C++ 1.0 also with C++. Works since 1986 as Consultant, between 1990 and 2008 for Infobrain in Switzerland, from 2008 until 2013 for enValue (also Switzerland) and currently I'm working for Comfone (Bern, Switzerland).

Married, two daughters, Hobbies : Paragliding, Orienteering, Mountainbiking, Photography

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