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<h1>Ultimate Toolbox Change History </h1>
<h2>Version 9.3 (Update 01)</h2>
<h3>Changes and fixes submitted by The Code Project community</h3>
<p>The source file changes referenced in this update should all be annotated 
with 'v9.3 update 01' in comments. Briefly, the changes include: </p>
	<li>extensive modifications related to corrections in menu item handling 
	submitted by Manfred Drasch - files affected:</li>
	<li>fix for initial sizing of properties window - Manfred Drasch</li>
	<li>fix to ensure removal of tray icon in destructor of 
	COXCustomizeTrayIconPage - Manfred Drasch</li>
	<li>fix for resource leak in COXGraphics::DrawRoundedButton submitted by 
	<li>change to string deletion in COXTrace::WriteMsg - r.guerzoni</li>
	<li>removed OX_CLASS_DECL from COXFullSceenFrame template - incompatible 
	with DLL builds - ref mschuckmann</li>
	<li>correction to COXQuickString::AddString length calculation - Fix by 
	Maurizio Giunti</li>
	<li>Fixes for incorrect length calculation for unicode conversion re 
	registry writes - submitted by Karl Edwall</li>
	<p>OXMenuBar.cpp (lines 1384, 2443, 2759)</p>
	<li>removed garbage from registry strings in COXMenuBar::SaveMenuState and 
	LoadMenuState - Tim Deveaux</li>
	<li>small fixes to COXNumericEdit to suppress assertions, and fixes 
	submitted by mina</li>
<h2>Version 9.3</h2>
        Major release feature:</h3>

        <li>The Hyperbar classes provide an easy way to add some cool UI functionality to any
            existing or new project that uses a toolbar.&nbsp;</li>

        Bug Fixes:</h3>
        <li><code>OXSkins</code> - it's now possible ( and preferred ) to specify the desired
            skin using an enum</li>
        <li>The CustomiseManager sample has a minor bug fix, which caused a very rare
            crash</li><li><code>OutlookStyleDemo</code> : Added ability to change skin type at run time,
      and improved overall skin support. </li>
        <li><code>COXBItmapMenu</code> : Fixed bug which caused documents to close when dirty
            without prompting &nbsp;</li><li><strong><span style="color: #1111bb; font-family: Courier New">COXFrameWndDock::MakeItDockable</span></strong>
      : Can now specify which sides to support and if we should dock immediately &nbsp;&nbsp;</li>
            : Allows users to specify the side to dock to, before it would dock to the first
            one that was available.&nbsp; Also fixed some docking bugs in this class.</li>
        <li><code>COXListEdit</code> : Added code to send a message to indicate editing has ended when the
            drop button is pressed.&nbsp;</li>
        <li><code>COXPropertyTree</code> : Added code to send a message to indicate editing has ended when
            focus is lost.</li>
        <li>Moved all the skinning drawing into seperate classes, so they are all handled polymorphically
            by the toolbox controls.</li>
        <li><code>COXSizeDockBar::TabAllDockedControlBars</code> : Added code so that the visible bar can
            be selected, via a pointer or by index.&nbsp;</li>
        Version 9.2</h2>
<h3>Major release feature:</h3>
	<li>The entire code base is now compatible with VC++ 2005, VC++ 2003, and 
	VC++ 6. You get zero-warning compilation on VC++ 2005.</li>
<h3>Bug Fixes:</h3>
	<li><code>COXComboPickerCtrl::OnPaint</code> now checks if the OS version is 
	XP or higher, and if so it uses the default OS painting, else it does custom 
	painting for the combo box arrow</li>
	<li><code>COXCalendarPopup::OnPaint</code> : A bug (missing cast) has been 
	fixed which caused an error in VC++ 7.1 or higher</li>
	<li><code>COXDateTimeCtrl::OnDropDown</code> : The return value has been 
	changed from TRUE to FALSE, thus fixing a bad bug where the parent window 
	never gets to handle the notification.</li>
	<li>The bug in MDI child menus (in skinned mode) where the restore, 
	minimize, and close items were shown in an un-skinned condition has been 
	<li><code>COXSysInfo</code> has been updated to correctly identify all OSes 
	up to Windows Vista.</li>
	<li>The Cool Controls demo had a bug where the Listbox tooltips came up as 
	garbage - this has been fixed.</li>
	<li>Minor bugs have been fixed in the Status Bar demo (which caused garbage 
	to show up in it)</li>
	<li>The Screen Grabber demo has been fixed to not crash on a multiple 
	monitor setup.</li>
	<li>A trivial bug in <code>COXMDIFrameWndSizeDock::OnActivate</code> has 
	been fixed.</li>
	<li>A bug in <code>COXTreeCtrl</code> that caused random crashes during 
	drag/drop scenarios has been fixed.</li>

<h3><b> </b>Major Upgrades: </h3>

<ol start=1 type=1>
 <li>The Office 2003 Look and Feel was added. The following
     Ultimate ToolBox UI elements support this new skin:
 <ol start=1 type=a>
  <li>Toolbars and menubars</li>
  <li>Docking windows</li>
  <li>MDI tabs and Tear-off tabs</li>
  <li>Shortcut bar</li>
  <li>Properties window</li>
  <li>Status bar</li>

<ol start=2 type=1>
 <li>The Properties window was enhanced to look more like
     the VS.NET properties window.</li>

<h3>Minor Changes and Fixes: </h3>
	<li>A bug causing the Caption Painter
not to work in Windows XP was fixed.</li>
	<li>A problem casing excessive flashing
of the toolbar, menu bar and docking windows under the Office XP skin was
	<li>A problem causing the close,
minimize and maximize buttons of the menu bar to appear too large in skinned
Windows XP was fixed.</li>
	<li>A bug causing a floating toolbar to
stick to the mouse cursor even after the user has released the button was
	<li>A GDI leak found in the Office XP
skin causing problems in Windows ME was removed.</li>
	<li>Several upgrades to the <code>COXTreeCtrl </code>were implemented:<ol>
		<li>Arrow key navigation was added.</li>
		<li>Various drawing problems involving
different back colors were fixed.</li>
		<li>An item indentation problem involving
adding a child item to a collapsed parent was fixed.</li>
	<li>A problem in <code>COXPreviewDialog</code> caused
by a font that does not exist in all operating systems was fixed.</li>
	<li>The classes <code>COXTreeCtrl</code> and
<code>COXGridCtrl</code> will draw their sort headers correctly now in Windows XP skinned
	<li>Several upgrades to the
<code>COXPropertiesWnd</code> class were implemented:<ol>
		<li><code>OnDeleteProperty()</code> notification was
		<li>A method for deleting all properties
called <code>DeleteAll()</code> was added.</li>
		<li>A problem causing a crash if a
property is deleted while being edited was fixed.</li>
		<li>A problem causing the combo box drop
list not to show in its entirety was fixed.</li>
		<li>Added the following functionality:
when editing a property the changes will be accepted if Enter is pressed and
discarded when Escape is pressed.</li>
	<li>Fixed a problem in <code>COXMultiComboBox</code>
causing uncontrolled scrolling to the bottom of the drop list in Windows XP
skinned mode.</li>

<h3> Sample Changes: </h3>

<ol start=1 type=1>
 <li>The SkinsDemo sample was enhanced to show the new
     Office 2003 look and feel.</li>
 <li>The SkinsDemo sample was upgraded to demonstrate how to
     show and hide the different docking windows from the View menu.</li>

<h3> New Classes: </h3>

	<li><code>COXUxTheme</code> � internal class used by
various Ultimate Toolbox classes designed to detect the presence of Windows XP
skins and retrieve their color schemas.</li>

<h3>Major Upgrades:</h3>
Studio.NET 2003 full compatibility.</li>
<li>Enhancements to
the VS.NET like properties window: the following property types with their
appropriate editors are now supported:<ol>
	<li>Numeric (with
the ability to specify the number of decimal places)</li>
		<li>List of items
		<li>IP address</li>
	<li>Time (from
nanoseconds to days)</li>
		<li>Angle (degrees,
radians or grades)</li>
	<li>Length (metric
or imperial)</li>
(Celsius, Fahrenheit, Kelvin)</li>
	<li>Custom field
with a custom editor.</li>

<h3> Minor Changes and Fixes: </h3>

	<li>The <code>TVOXS_NOFOCUSRECT</code> style was
introduced in <code>COXTreeView </code>to provide the ability to turn off the item focus
rectangle for selected items.</li>
<li>A buggy assertion statement was
removed from <code>COXMDIChildWndSizeDock::Create(�)</code></li>
	<li>An auto-scrolling problem in <code>COXMultiComboBox</code> was fixed.</li>
<li>A bug in <code>COXPhysicalEdit</code> causing a
crash was fixed.</li>
	<li>A bug causing all drop edit controls
to show garbage characters in the tooltips was fixed.</li>
<li>A bug preventing <code>COXTreeCtrl::SelectItem(�)</code> from having any effect in single selection mode was
	<li>A bug causing a floating menu to
jump away from the mouse cursor was fixed.</li>

<h3> Sample Changes:</h3>

	<li>The SkinsDemo sample was enhanced to
demonstrate the use of <code>COXPropertiesWnd</code> and all the different type of
properties that are supported.</li>
<li>The CustomizeManager sample was
modified to reflect that in <code>CMainFrame::OnCreate()</code> <code>InitializeToolbars()</code> must be
called prior to calling <code>InitializeCommands()</code>.</li>

<h3> New Classes:</h3>

	<li><code>COXPropertyTree</code> � internal class
used by <code>COXPropertiesWnd</code>.</li>
	<li><code>COXListEdit</code> � A drop edit control
with the ability to display a list of items.</li>
	<li><code>COXListPopup</code> � internal class used
by <code>COXListEdit</code>.</li>
	<li><code>COXIPEdit</code> � A an IP address edit
	<li><code>COXCalendarEdit</code> � A drop edit
control for dates.</li>
	<li><code>COXMonthCalPopup</code> � internal class
used by <code>COXCalendarEdit</code>.<b> </b></li>

8.02<b> </b></h2>

<h3>Changes and Fixes: </h3>
<ol start=1 type=1>
 <li>When the snapping and tear-off behavior is enabled a
     floating window could not be resized. This was fixed.</li>
 <li>OXShdWnd.cpp was not added to the build library project
     causing link errors. This was fixed.</li>
 <li>In <code>COXPropertiesWnd</code> it was possible to edit a category
     name, which caused a crash. This was fixed.</li>
 <li>When the extended tree control (<code>COXTreeCtrl</code>) is
     automatically populated the user could not expand the tree by single
     clicking on the plus. This was fixed.</li>
 <li>Some painting problems of the edit control of the
     extended tree were fixed.</li>
 <li>A problem preventing a date item from being edited in
     the extended tree was fixed.</li>
 <li>The <code>COXShdWnd</code> class was not declared as exportable,
     which caused some link errors. This problem was fixed.</li>
 <li>In the Customize Manager it was possible to turn off
     the �cool look� of the toolbars while in OfficeXP skin mode, which caused
     a crash. This problem was fixed.</li>
 <li>A paining problem of <code>COXCustomTBComboBox</code> with the
     <code>CBS_DROPLIST</code> style under the Office XP skin was fixed.</li>
 <li>A problem causing <code>COXSkinnedCombo</code> not to send
     <code>CBN_SELCHANGE</code> message was fixed.</li>
 <li>A problem causing a floating window not to redraw the
     window behind it fast enough while moving was fixed.</li>
 <li>In <code>COXDao</code> the <code>FindNext</code> method will work properly with
     searches on string values.</li>

<h3> Sample Changes:</h3>
<ol start=1 type=1>
 <li>A new sample called CustomizeManager was added to the
     samples/advanced/ directory. This sample demonstrates how to use
     COXCustomizeManager. The different steps required are written as comments
     in the source code. Just search for the string �STEP�.</li>
 <li>A new sample called ExtendedTreeControl was added to
     the samples/gui/ directory. This sample shows how to achieve the
     functionality of COXTreeCtrl demonstrated in the downloadable Demo
 <li>The link errors in the TabViews sample were fixed.</li>

8.01<b> </b></h2>

Functionality: </h3>

<ol start=1 type=1>
     to programmatically tab all docked windows on a dock bar. Use 

	<code>COXSizeDockBar:: TabAllDockedControlBars(�)</code> to accomplish

<h3> Changes
and Fixes:</h3>
<ol start=1 type=1>
     now sends proper notification messages.</li>
 <li>A combo
     box custom toolbar button is now properly centered in the Windows XP skin.</li>
     behavior problem was fixed when the user double-clicks the gripper of a tabbed
     docking window.</li>
     behavior problem was fixed preventing the user from moving a docked
     toolbar to the left edge of the windows without the toolbar going into
     float mode.</li>
 <li>A crash
     in <code>COXPreviewDialog</code> which only occurred in Windows 2000 when compiled with
     VC7 was fixed.</li>
     files causing links errors were added to the SideBySideToolbars sample.</li>

8.0<b> </b></h2>

<h3>Major Features:<b> </b></h3>

<table border=1 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0>
  <td width=221>
  <p><b>Snapping Toolbars, Menubars and
  Docking Windows</b></p>
  <td width=403>
  <p>When a toolbar, menubar or a docking windows is being
  dragged the entire content is shown instead of just the outline. When it is
  being docked it snaps to its appropriate position before the user releases
  the mouse button. This behaviour is the same as the snapping toolbars and
  docking windows of Visual Studio .NET. </p>
  <td width=221>
  <p><b>Detachable tabs</b></p>
  <td width=403>
  <p>Two or more docking windows can be docked to the same area
  of then screen. When they are only one of the is shown and the others can be
  activated by clicking on the appropriate tab on the bottom. The user can
  click on a tab an drag it away, therefore separating a docking window from
  the group, hence the name "detachable tabs". Behaviour is similar
  but not identical to the detachable tabs of Visual Studio .NET</p>
  <td width=221>
  <p><b>Properties Window </b></p>
  <td width=403>
  <p>A new window designed to provide UI for properties and
  property categories.</p>
  <td width=221>
  <p><b>Window Shadows</b></p>
  <td width=403>
  <p>A new template class called <code>COXShadowedWnd&lt;...&gt;
  </code>providing the ability to display a shadow behind any window. The
  implementation does not require Win 2000 or higher and allows the shadowed
  window to be moveable and sizeable.</p>

<p> There are also numerous minor features, updates and bug fixes<b>.</b></p>
7.52<b> </b></h2>

<h3>Changes and Fixes: </h3>

<ol start=1 type=1>
 <li>The �octodll� project was renamed to �UT�.</li>
 <li>The �octolib� project was renamed to �UTStaticLib�</li>
 <li>The files �UTDLL.h� and �UTStaticLib.h� were added to
     the /include folder to automatically link to the appropriate .LIB file.</li>
 <li>A <code>CFormView</code> constructor was added to COXSkinnedView.h</li>
 <li>Various bug fixes.</li>

<h3>Sample Changes:</h3>

	<li>Two new samples were added to
		<li>UsingDLL �
explains how to use the Ultimate ToolBox in a DLL.</li>
		<li>UsingStaticLib �
explains how to use the UltimateToolBox in a static library.</li>

7.51 </h2>

<h3>Office XP Skin Fixes: </h3>

	<li>The colors of a skinned application are now
determined exactly the same way as Office XP, so a skinned application will
look the&nbsp; same as Office XP under any color scheme.</li>
<li>A drawing problem of <code>COXSkinnedCombo</code> in Win
XP with Common Controls 6.0 was fixed.</li>
	<li>A skinned mini frame window will no longer
show a non skinned close button when sized.</li>
<li>A GDI leak was removed that could lead to a
crash on some systems.</li>
	<li>A menu positioning problem causing the menu
to pop on top of the menu bar item when the menu bar is docked at the bottom of
the&nbsp; application was fixed.</li>
<li>A problem causing the <code>COXCoolToolBar</code> to draw
incorrectly when the item images are very large was fixed.</li>
	<li>The main frame will now properly recalculate
it layout when the skins are changed dynamically.</li>
<li><code>COXStatusBar</code> will now properly draw a bitmap
under the Office XP skin.</li>
<li>Win 9x: The slit window separators will now
be properly drawn.</li>
	<li>The size of the menu check boxes was
<li>The skin classes will no longer report Level
4 warnings.</li>
	<li>Win 9x: A drawing problem with the menu
shadow when the menu bar is docked to the bottom was fixed.</li>
<li>Win 9X: A popup window will no longer
interfere with the shadow if its parent window.</li>
	<li>Win 9x: A problem causing the menu bar not
to draw while moving was fixed.</li>
<li>Win 9x: The hot icons of a toolbar or a menu
will now be raised and will drop a shadow.</li>
	<li>Win 9x: A problem causing the toolbar and
shortcut bar images not to draw transparently in 32-bit color was fixed. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;

<h3>Other Changes: </h3>

	<li>Multi-monitor support was added.</li>
<li>OXToolTipCtrl.cpp was added as a dependency
to OXBitmapMenu.cpp, so you might have to add OXToolTipCtrl.cpp to your project
to avoid linker error LNK2001. </li>

<h3> Sample Changes:</h3>

	<li>The OulookLikeDemo sample was modified to
demonstrate skinned drop down buttons properly.</li>
<li>More comments were added to the SkinsDemo to
show the steps involved in adding skins to an application. Just search for



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