Tabbed Views

Here is a class CTabFrm that implements an MDI Frame (CMDIChildWnd) that holds

Up to 150 views.

You don't need to modify your views,just use this MDI frame with tab support.

You organize views in groups (up to 10 groups)

Each group can Hold up to 15 views.

You Can Select (Replace) a View using Tabcontrol o a command

 

To Configure a group your of tabs:

Fill in this struct

struct SELECTOR_VIEWS

{

int m_nViews; // number of tab for this group

char** m_prompt; // text of each tab

CRuntimeClass** m_listview ; // views associate with each tab

char* m_NomeGruppo; // group name

};

 

To Configure your CTabFrm:

Fill in this struct

struct GROUP_SELECTOR_LIST

{

int m_nGruppi; // haw many groups I have

int m_nGruppoIniziale; // what is initial group

BOOL m_bTab; // tab control STYLE TCS_TABS (TRUE) or TCS_BUTTONS (FALSE)

BOOL m_bBottom; // tab control STYLE TCS_BOTTOM

SELECTOR_VIEWS* m_ListaGruppi;

};

 

 

class CMYFrame : public CTabFrm

// build each group 

 // group 1  
static  char* p1[] =  {"ALEX",
		"BILL",
		"PAUL",
		"JAMES",
		"DADDY"
		};

static CRuntimeClass* v1[] =  {RUNTIME_CLASS(CAlex),
			RUNTIME_CLASS(CBill),
			RUNTIME_CLASS(CPaul),
			RUNTIME_CLASS(CJames),
			RUNTIME_CLASS(CDaddy)
		      };

// group 2
static  char* p2[] =  {"PROMPT 1 GROUP2"};
static CRuntimeClass* v2[] =  {RUNTIME_CLASS(CTabProjView)};
// group 3 

static  char* p3[] =  {"PROMPT  VIEW 1 GROUP3",
                        "PROMPT  VIEW 2 GROUP3",
                        "PROMPT  VIEW 3 GROUP3",
                        "PROMPT  VIEW 4 GROUP3",
                        "PROMPT  VIEW 5 GROUP3",
                        "PROMPT  VIEW 6 GROUP3",
                        "PROMPT  VIEW 7 GROUP3",
                        "PROMPT  VIEW 8 GROUP3",
                        "PROMPT  VIEW 9 GROUP3",
                        "PROMPT  VIEW 10 GROUP3",
                        "PROMPT  VIEW 11 GROUP3",
                        "PROMPT  VIEW 12 GROUP3",
                        "PROMPT  VIEW 13 GROUP3",
                        "PROMPT  VIEW 14 GROUP3"
                        };

static CRuntimeClass* v3[] =  {RUNTIME_CLASS(CTabProjView),
                                RUNTIME_CLASS(CTabProjView),
                                RUNTIME_CLASS(CTabProjView),
                                RUNTIME_CLASS(CTabProjView),
                                RUNTIME_CLASS(CTabProjView),
                                RUNTIME_CLASS(CTabProjView),
                                RUNTIME_CLASS(CTabProjView),
                                RUNTIME_CLASS(CTabProjView),
                                RUNTIME_CLASS(CTabProjView),
                                RUNTIME_CLASS(CTabProjView),
                                RUNTIME_CLASS(CTabProjView),
                                RUNTIME_CLASS(CTabProjView),
                                RUNTIME_CLASS(CTabProjView),
                                RUNTIME_CLASS(CTabProjView)
                         };

// group 4 

static  char* p4[] =  {"PROMPT VIEW 1 GROUP 4",
                        "PROMPT VIEW 2 GROUP 4",
                        "PROMPT VIEW 3 GROUP 4",
                        "PROMPT VIEW 4 GROUP 4",
                        "PROMPT VIEW 5 GROUP 4"
                        };
static CRuntimeClass* v4[] = {RUNTIME_CLASS(CTabProjView),
                              RUNTIME_CLASS(CTabProjView),
                              RUNTIME_CLASS(CTabProjView),
                              RUNTIME_CLASS(CTabProjView),
                              RUNTIME_CLASS(CTabProjView)
};
// GROUP OF  tabs (NUMERO VIEW, PROMPT ,OGGETTI VIEW)
static    SELECTOR_VIEWS enumgroup[] = { {5,p1,v1, "FAMILY GROUP"}, // 1 GROUP  5 views
				{1,p2,v2, "NAME GROUP2"}, // 2 group 1 view
				{14,p3,v3, "NAME GROUP3"},	// 3 group 14 views
				{5,p4,v4, "NAME GROUP4"}	// 4 group 5 view
				};  
													 
static GROUP_SELECTOR_LIST g1[] = {	4,  // number of  groups
                                    			0, // initial group
				TRUE,  // TABSTYLE = FALSE BUTTON = TRUE
 				FALSE,   // BOTTOM POSITION
				enumgroup // GROUP LIST
			 };             






 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Class CtabFrm implements 28 commands :




COMMANDS FOR SETTING A GROUP

IDM_SELECTOR_G1                 (select group 1)
IDM_SELECTOR_Gxxx                 (select group xxx)
IDM_SELECTOR_G10                 (select group 10)




COMMANDS FOR CHANGE VIEW IN THE CURRENT GROUP

 IDM_REPLACE_VIEW1                 (SELECT ITEM 1 IN THE CURRENT GROUP)
IDM_REPLACE_VIEWxxx                 (SELECT ITEM xxx IN THE CURRENT GROUP)
IDM_REPLACE_VIEW15                 (SELECT ITEM 15 IN THE CURRENT GROUP)




COMMANDS FOR CHANGE  TABCONTROL STYLE

IDM_ TAB_BUTTON 	(TAB STYLE)
IDM_ TAB_BUTTON 	(BUTTON STYLE)
IDM_TAB_BOTTOM 	(MOVE BUTTONS DOWN)





After the configuration  the look of your application is 






Right clicking Tab button you can change style


To use the class you have two choices:

A) method 1

derive your class

			

// Overrides the method
virtual void OnGetGroups(GROUP_SELECTOR_LIST** gruppo);


void CMYFrame:: OnGetGroups(GROUP_SELECTOR_LIST** gruppo)
{
  *gruppo =  g1;
}

if (you want to reserve pixel il the left side of your frame or in the down site of your frame)
// Overrides the method
virtual void OnReserved(int& dx,int& dy);

void CMYFrame:: OnReserved(int& dx,int& dy 
{
  x  = 160;   //reserve 160 pixel in the left side of my frame
}

 

B) method 2

Use the configurable class CTabFrame which allows you to use it directly ,just put this code in your application methos InitInstance() :

CMultiDocTemplate* pDocTemplate;
	pDocTemplate = new CMultiDocTemplate(
		IDR_TABPROTYPE,
		RUNTIME_CLASS(CTabProjDoc),
		RUNTIME_CLASS(CTabFrame), // custom Tab MDI child frame
		RUNTIME_CLASS(CTabProjView)); //default view
	AddDocTemplate(pDocTemplate);

// BEGIN  config your CTabFrame
 
CTabFrame::SetSelector(g1);
//CTabFrame::SetTabReserved(160,0);  // SPACE ON THE LEFT LIKE ACCESS
// CTabFrame::SetTabContext(UINT idsel,UINT idnosel)    // your custom context menu
// END CONFIG

In my example I use the second method

TabFrm.cpp TabFrm.h    (base class)
TabFrame .cpp TabFrame.h   (configurable base class)

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