Docking Toolbars Side-By-Side

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There are several articles about docking toolbars, however, I felt that this was important enough to mention here. The same information can be found at Microsofts MSDN site, here it is in a nutshell:

Add the following method to your CMainFrame class:


void CMainFrame::DockControlBarLeftOf(CToolBar* Bar, CToolBar* LeftOf)
{
	CRect rect;
	DWORD dw;
	UINT n;
	
	// get MFC to adjust the dimensions of all docked ToolBars
	// so that GetWindowRect will be accurate
	RecalcLayout(TRUE);
	
	LeftOf->GetWindowRect(&rect);
	rect.OffsetRect(1,0);
	dw=LeftOf->GetBarStyle();
	n = 0;
	n = (dw&CBRS_ALIGN_TOP) ? AFX_IDW_DOCKBAR_TOP : n;
	n = (dw&CBRS_ALIGN_BOTTOM && n==0) ? AFX_IDW_DOCKBAR_BOTTOM : n;
	n = (dw&CBRS_ALIGN_LEFT && n==0) ? AFX_IDW_DOCKBAR_LEFT : n;
	n = (dw&CBRS_ALIGN_RIGHT && n==0) ? AFX_IDW_DOCKBAR_RIGHT : n;
	
	// When we take the default parameters on rect, DockControlBar will dock
	// each Toolbar on a seperate line. By calculating a rectangle, we
	// are simulating a Toolbar being dragged to that location and docked.
	DockControlBar(Bar,n,&rect);
}

Now, in your CMainFrame::OnCreate, instead of using DockControlBar, use DockControlBarLeftOf:


	m_wndToolBar1.EnableDocking(CBRS_ALIGN_ANY);
	m_wndToolBar2.EnableDocking(CBRS_ALIGN_ANY);
	EnableDocking(CBRS_ALIGN_ANY);
	DockControlBar(&m_wndToolBar1);
	DockControlBarLeftOf(&m_wndToolBar2,&m_wndToolBar1);

This will dock m_wndToolBar2 left of m_wndToolBar1.

Download demo project - (29 KB)

Last updated December 21, 1998



Comments

  • Docking side by side in the mdi child?

    Posted by rioch on 06/22/2009 11:01am

    I cannot get this to work for the mdichild frame. Is it possible to get the toolbars side by side there as well?

    Reply
  • Docking toolbars in more than one row

    Posted by Laurs on 06/10/2005 08:48am

    It looks that MFC has problems when you try to drag toolbars to posaition them after each other, when there is more than one row. Has anybody a solution?

    Reply
  • http://www.bcgsoft.com

    Posted by Legacy on 08/29/2003 12:00am

    Originally posted by: The Best GUI Tools - VS.NET and Office XP/2003 Look!

    http://www.bcgsoft.com

    Reply
  • Wonderful!

    Posted by Legacy on 07/18/2003 12:00am

    Originally posted by: HS

    Just what I was looking for!!

    Reply
  • Thanks A Lot

    Posted by Legacy on 06/29/2003 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Snakebyte

    I spent more than an hour looking for some toolbar property/method which could do the same In MSDN

    This is exactly what I wanted to do.
    Thanks a lot

    Reply
  • TreeCtrl intoa a dockable Toolbar?

    Posted by Legacy on 02/11/2003 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Manuel

    How can I get into a ToolBar (dockable and resizable) a TreeCtrl

    Reply
  • How to dock a toolbar at right side?

    Posted by Legacy on 12/23/2002 12:00am

    Originally posted by: xianbin zheng

    When create a toolbar and dock at top or bottom, it will align at left defaultly. But what can I do to dock it align right.

    Reply
  • How about three and more toolbars???

    Posted by Legacy on 06/05/2002 12:00am

    Originally posted by: writeus

    While I add three toolbars,It's work wrong!!

    How can I do???

    Help!!!

    Reply
  • Perfect ! ! !

    Posted by Legacy on 04/24/2002 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Johnn J

    Just what i was looking for!

    Reply
  • That seems be good !

    Posted by Legacy on 03/28/2002 12:00am

    Originally posted by: BBBKOM

    You are so creative!

    Reply
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