IE4 Style Menu (Rebar Menu) ‘


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In Internet Explorer 4.0 Microsoft made some cool looking menu. When I use Spy ++ it
shows that this is just toolbar inside rebar. I made some searches but I didn’t found
anything like that on codeguru sites.

So I made it myself.

I used Luis Barreira Classes for new IE4 controls
to get CRebar.

There are two main points of this solution:

First is creating buttons based on menu resource IDR_MAINFRAME, this fragment is from
CMainFrame OnCreate:

   //create toolbar buttons based on menu (IDR_MAINFRAME)
   TBBUTTON button;
   CString strItem;

   CMenu mTopMenu;

   UINT iPos;
   for (iPos = 0; iPos 

Then handler for buttons, this handler is called by macro
ON_COMMAND_RANGE, ClassWizard did not support this so you must take it from my example or
read some in MSDN.

// handler to menu buttons
void CMainFrame::OnMenu(UINT nID)
   CMenu m_mnuTopMenu;
   CRect rWindow,rButton;

   UINT iPos;
   for (iPos = 0; iPos TrackPopupMenu(TPM_LEFTALIGN|TPM_LEFTBUTTON|TPM_VERTICAL,rWindow.left,,this);


That's it.

In this moment this solution don't support accelerators to button.

Last updated: 16 July 1998

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