ComboBox with Tree Dropdown

Environment:VC6, Win200, ME (has not test on other OS)

Using the Class

  1. Just as you normally would, place a ComboBox on the dialog. And name it m_comboBoxFolder.
  2. Add the files ComboBoxFolder.cpp, ComboBoxFolder.h, TreeCtrlFolder.cpp, TreeCtrlFolder.h, Folder.cpp and Folder.h to your project.
  3. Import the bitmap files folder0.bmp and give them resource Ids of "IDB_FOLDER".
  4. In the header file for the dialog, add an include for ComboBoxFolder.h at the top. Manually change variable from CComboBox m_comboBoxFolder; in step 1 to CComboBoxFolder m_comboBoxFolder;
  5. In the dialog's OnInitDialog() function, call m_comboBoxFolder.Init(0, 300) for setting dropped width and height of a tree dropdown.
  • To add path to tree-dropped-down call:
  • m_comboBoxFolder.AddPath("C:\\Windows\\temp");
    
  • Whenever a user selects an item in the tree-dropped-down, a message, WM_SELECTITEM_CHANGE, will be sent to Dialog: A small demo below shows how to catch the message and get parameter has been passed.
    ON_MESSAGE(WM_SELECTITEM_CHANGE, OnSelectItemChange)
    
    long CTestDlg::OnSelectItemChange(WPARAM w, LPARAM l)
    { CString path = "";
     CFolder* folder = (CFolder*) w;
     if (folder != NULL)
       path = folder->m_path;
    
     return 0;
    }
  • To get path selected in the tree-dropped-down call:
    m_comboBoxFolder.GetSelectedPath()
    
I haven't added too much here insofar as explanation of code because the code is included and very easy to understand.


Downloads

Comments

Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.

Top White Papers and Webcasts

  • Do you know where your data is? Consumer cloud-based file sharing services store your sensitive company data on servers outside of your control, outside of your policy and regulatory guidelines – maybe even outside your country – and not managed by you. The potential for data leakage, security breaches, and harm to your business is enormous. Download this white paper to learn about file sync and share alternatives that allow you to manage and protect your sensitive data while integrating and …

  • With 81% of employees using their phones at work, companies have stopped asking: "Is corporate data leaking from personal devices?" and started asking: "How do we effectively prevent corporate data from leaking from personal devices?" The answer has not been simple. ZixOne raises the bar on BYOD security by not allowing email data to reside on the device. In addition, Zix allows employees to maintain complete control of their personal device, therefore satisfying privacy demands of valued employees and the …

Most Popular Programming Stories

More for Developers

Latest Developer Headlines

RSS Feeds