Collapsible, Resizable, and Dockable XP-Style Control Bar

Environment: VC++

Introduction

This class, to be inserted into your project, only needs a few functions to be set up.

Files Needed

  • CollapsiblePanel.h
  • CollapsiblePanel.cpp

Resources

  • An empty dialog to define the initial control bar size.
  • A bitmap image for the logo of the button (if required).
  • A bitmap image for the expanded icon of the button.
  • A dialog that will be displayed by the collapsible button.

Sample Code

In your CMainFrame header file, define a variable of the type "CCollapsiblePanel":

CCollapsiblePanel m_wndCollapsiblePanel;

In the CMainFrame::OnCreate() method:

  • Create the CDialog corresponding to the panels of the collapsible button:
  • CDialog* m_wndView1 = new CDialogButton1();
  • Set the Collapsible control bar (dockable, color, and bitmaps...):
  • m_wndCollapsiblePanel.CreateTheContainer(this, IDD_PANEL,
                                             true);
    m_wndCollapsiblePanel.SetTheBkColor(RGB(100, 149, 237));
    

    or

    m_wndCollapsiblePanel.SetDefaultSystemColor();
    m_wndCollapsiblePanel.SetExpandBitmap(IDB_BITMAP_EXPAND);
    
  • Indicate whether the program uses a toolbar or a status bar:
  • m_wndCollapsiblePanel.SetTheControlBar(&m_wndToolBar,
                                           &m_wndStatusBar);
    
  • Finally, append the buttons...
  • m_wndCollapsiblePanel.AppendButton("Text Button 1",
                                       IDB_BITMAP_DW, m_wndView1,
                                       IDD_DIALOG_BUTTON1);
    m_wndCollapsiblePanel.AppendButton("Text Button 2",
                                       IDB_BITMAP_FW, m_wndView2,
                                       IDD_DIALOG_BUTTON2);
    m_wndCollapsiblePanel.AppendButton("text Button 3",
                                       NULL, NULL, NULL);
    

Downloads

Download demo project - 251 Kb


Comments

  • Ooooooo

    Posted by xrlc on 09/10/2004 04:56pm

    This control is a hmmm (alpha, beta, gama, delta) ... omega version!

    Reply
  • HHmmmmmmm

    Posted by Legacy on 09/24/2003 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Oni

    Nice example. However when the dialog is floating and you click on an drop-down, the whole dialog moves across and down by 1 or more pixels...

    Reply
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