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I add here the code that could be used to add multiple views to a document, in a MDI application. I usually make database applications, and I don't want that the document to be created/destroyed by the framework, so I create the document myself (and of course I destroy it J ), and in document's constructor I set the m_bAutoDelete flag to FALSE.

The CMyApp class contains as public member a pointer to my document. I also make document templates for all views, and I keep the pointers in CMyApp. You should have something like this in InitInstance():

m_pView1Templ=new CMultiDocTemplate( IDR_VIEW1TYPE,
// m_pView1Templ is member of CMyApp

After you created all necessary document templates, add the following code:

// create main MDI Frame window
CMainFrame* pMainFrame = new CMainFrame;
mp_doc=new CTimeClkDoc;
mp_doc->SetTitle("Just a demo");
CCreateContext context;
                           FWS_ADDTOTITLE,NULL, &context ))
   return FALSE;
m_pMainWnd = pMainFrame;

This code will allow opening the application without any open view and also avoids the dialog box that asks to choose a document template. Add for each view command handlers similar with this one:

void CMyApp::OnView1()
   // TODO: Add your command handler code here
   CChildFrame* pFrame = new CChildFrame();
   CCreateContext context;
   context.m_pCurrentDoc=mp_doc;    //that's the way I avoid creating
                                    //a new document every time I open
                                    //a new view
   context.m_pLastView=(((CMainFrame *)m_pMainWnd)->
                        GetActiveFrame() ? ((CMainFrame *)m_pMainWnd)->
                        GetActiveFrame()->GetActiveView() : NULL);
   context.m_pCurrentFrame=((CMainFrame *)m_pMainWnd)->GetActiveFrame();
                          FWS_PREFIXTITLE ,m_pMainWnd, &context ))return;


  • how to create child window within child windows

    Posted by yogesh28577 on 03/28/2006 09:25am

    suppose i create abc child windows & xyz child windows but it parent is abc xyz look like child of abc plz help me yogesh shrikhande yogesh28577@yahoo.co.in

  • Way easier way to do this

    Posted by Legacy on 08/17/2003 07:00am

    Originally posted by: Martin Chapman

    Override OnFileNew() in your App class like:

    afx_msg void OnFileNew();

    Add mesage_macro and implementation to cpp file like:

    void CViewPortApp::OnFileNew()

    when you want a new doc just call:


    from anywhere in your app!!!

  • How to close old View

    Posted by Legacy on 04/09/2002 07:00am

    Originally posted by: Narendra Jain

    When I switch view, I want to close the old active view without destroying the Document. Please tell me how can I do it?

  • child window clean properly?

    Posted by Legacy on 02/10/2002 08:00am

    Originally posted by: yann

    hi! i've tried your code, it works..... one time!!!!
    So, when i run my application, i can open the child window, then i close it. then, whithout quit the application, i tried to open the child window a new time, and VC++ tell me about an assertion failed.....

    What's wrong ?

    Thank's, Yann.

  • problem w/ code

    Posted by Legacy on 12/13/2001 08:00am

    Originally posted by: Mike

    I used this code and have one problem. When the view is opened up, there is a flickering on the screen. It is happening after the call to pFrame->LoadForm(). This call is creating the child frame at the wrong size and the pFrame->InitialUpdateFrame() resizes the view to the correct size. Is there a way to prevent this flickering from occuring?

  • What is the truetype font or vector font file format?

    Posted by Legacy on 09/19/2001 07:00am

    Originally posted by: jiangli

    Dear sir:
    What is the truetype font or vector font file format?
    I wish you to tell me in a short time.
    Thank you.

  • How to create the different views

    Posted by Legacy on 03/03/2000 08:00am

    Originally posted by: Ehtesham Siddiqui


    When attaching multiple views to a Document in an MDI Application we need two or more different "views" derived from the "CView" class to do so.... By default in App Wizard one view say "MyView" is created.

    How can we create one or more additional views to add to the application...I created a copy of the origional view of the Application and reproduced "Resourse Strings" for it manually and added them to the "Strings Resourse" and then created a new Document-Template for it but it didn't work....... it gives an *Assertion Failed* at Run-Time when it executes the statement

    if (!pFrame->LoadFrame(IDR_ASYSTEM2TYPE,WS_OVERLAPPEDWINDOW | FWS_PREFIXTITLE ,m_pMainWnd, &context ))return;

    in the member function of Application class
    (The purpose of which is to create an instance of the second *newer* view)

    Please help me ..... Thanks in advance!!!

    Ehtesham Siddiqui.

  • Please add project files

    Posted by Legacy on 12/27/1999 08:00am

    Originally posted by: Mark Zarzour

    Please add project files.

  • Setting window title for views

    Posted by Legacy on 10/08/1999 07:00am

    Originally posted by: DD

    Using the above I can create multiple views successfully. However, all my views have the same title, in this case "Just a demo". I would like each of my views to have a user provided title. I tried doing "SetWindowText(" XXX") " in the OnInitialUpdate() but it doesnt work. I tried the following:
    void CSomeView::OnPaint()

    CPaintDC dc(this); // device context for painting

    CMainFrame* pFrame;
    VERIFY( pFrame = (CMainFrame*)GetParentFrame() );
    pFrame->SetWindowText("What ever the title is");

    This works but with multiple windows open the painting sometimes does not refresh window titles correctly.

    Is there a better way to set the window title?


  • How user two doc/view in MDI Application?

    Posted by Legacy on 08/26/1999 07:00am

    Originally posted by: Morn Lee

    Document Class1: CSheetDoc
    View Class1: CSheetView
    FrameWnd Class1: CSheetWnd
    File Type1: *.sht

    Document Class2: CCharttDoc
    View Class2: CChartView
    FrameWnd Class2: CChartWnd
    File Type1: *.cht

    When I use CMainFrame::OnFileNew menu command,
    How can I do next???

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