Office Style Flat ComboBox


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Office Style Flat ComboBox Demo

Environment: VC5, VC6, WIN9x, NT4

This control easily gives your application the Flat Look that is seen in the Microsoft office products. To use the control, simply add the files CCJFlatComboBox.cpp and CCJFlatComboBox.h to your project. You can use Class Wizard to add the CCJFlatComboBox member variables ( you most likely will have to rebuild the .clw file associated with your project ), or just replace any instance of CComboBox, with CCJFlatComboBox. Below is and example of how you might approach this.

Header file:

CCJFlatComboBox m_DDCombo;

Implementation file:



  • Chris Maunder - For letting me use his color picker class. I made some modifications to the appearance of the control that is used in this demo. My modifications are noted.
  • Gilberto Botaro - For his help with adding auto completion to the CCJFlatComboBox class.
  • Vachik Hovhannissian and Danilo Lax - For help with fixing focus and message handling bugs.
  • Yosh Yamashita - For help with fixing accelerator bug.
  • Shannon McCoy - For suggestions on using ::GetSysColor(...) and ::GetSystemMetrics(...) more efficiently.
  • Todd Brannam - For help with fixing offset bug to use GetSystemMetrics().


Download demo project - 46 Kb
Download source - 6 Kb

This article was originally published on July 19th, 1999

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