Docking Mini Frame Windows

Posted on 1997-03-31
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Last Modified: 2013-11-20
I have leaned how to create mini frame windows in Brain and
Lovette's book, but I can't figure out how to dock them.  I'm trying to a achieve functionality similar to the docking tool bars in the Visual C++ IDE.  Thanks in advance
Jeff Bartlett
Question by:jbartlet
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Expert Comment

ID: 1300762
To get MFC's docking functionality derive your window class from CControlBar (or one of derivities).



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Expert Comment

ID: 1300764
The following documentations give you more information about it:
Visual C++ Books/MFC 4.2/Programming with MFC: Encyclopedia
1. Control Bars;
2. Toolbars: Docking and Floating;
3. Frame Windows.

There is also a MFC General sample DOCKTOOL.

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I have gone through this documentation, and I can't find any info on docking mini-frame windows.

Expert Comment

ID: 1300766
Use CMiniDockFrameWnd instead of CMiniFrameWnd. It is not documented, so you have to go trough MFC code yourself if you want to know functionality. Or you can adjast points little bit...

Author Comment

ID: 1300767
My compiler pukes on CMiniDockFrameWnd (i.e. no such animal).

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ID: 1300768
Try to include Afxpriv.h. It is declared there.

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This now pukes on the create function.  Is this undocumented stuff that only microsoft knows about?  It's not in books, it's not in online help, how do I now figure out what create needs?  What other bombs am I going to run into?

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ID: 1300770
It is undocumented stuff, so if you want functionality, exanine sourse code.
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RONSLOW earned 150 total points
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If you want something more concrete, have a look at the sample code for DrDobbs, Jan 1996 edition where Scott Wingo presents his WorkBook example (with FULL source code) which implements a VC Dev Studio like interface -- really cool stuff.Here is the URL for it (from DDJ site)http://www.ddj.com/ftp/1996/1996.01/grid.zip

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