Bitmap on statusbarPane

Hello everyone!
      I want to put bitmaps on two of my status bar panes. I have included two Ids in my mainframe.cpp file as follows:

static UINT indicators[] =
{
      ID_SEPARATOR,           // status line indicator
      ID_INDICATOR_STATUS,
      ID_INDICATOR_TRENDING,
      ID_INDICATOR_ACCESS,     // Needs bitmap
      ID_INDICATOR_ALARM       // Needs bitmap
};
I set the style of my last two panes to "SBT_OWNERDRAWN", by calling "SetPaneStyle".
I derived a class "CMyStatusBar" from CStatusBar, and am overriding "OnDrawItem". But the control doesnt come to "OnDrawItem". The data member "m_wndStatusBar" is now a member of "CMyStatusBar". The control goes to the constructor of "CMyStatusBar", but the "OnDrawItem" is not called. Hence I am unable to put the bitmap on the status bar panes. Can any of you let me know the possible causes?
Thanks in advance
Regards
Amaresh
Amaresh080997Asked:
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galkinCommented:
You should override CStatusBarCtrl::DrawItem function.
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Amaresh080997Author Commented:
Hello Galkin,
      Thanks for your answer.But, I do not know what you mean by this. Do you mean to say that "CMyStatusBar" should be derived from "CStatusBarCtrl"? If yes, my variable "m_wndStatusBar" in the "mainfrm.h" will be pointing to "CStatusBarCtrl" derived class.Now, if you see the "Create" function of the status bar in the mainframe.cpp, it takes only one arguement.If I make my variable "m_wndStatusBar" point to  to  "CStatusBarCtrl", I have to change all these. The syntax fior the "Create" function is different for "CStatusBarCtrl" and "CStatusBar". Moreover, there is no "SetpaneStyle" in the CStatusBarCtrl.How do I fix the style of my last two panes to Ownerdarwn?
Kindly elaborate your answer.
Thanks in advance
Regards
Amaresh
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igrooveCommented:
You may need to do this to correctly set the owner draw style in your status bar initialization:

/*  nPane is the pane
    nStyle includes SBT_OWNERDRAW
    hBitmap is the handle to the bitmap, so when you get
    the WM_DRAWITEM message, you can just use it.  */
m_wndStatusBar.SendMessage(SB_SETTEXT, (WPARAM)(nPane | nStyle), (LPARAM)hBitmap);

The reason for this is that CStatusBar::SetPaneStyle() doesn't send the right style.  SetPaneStyle accepts the SBPS_* styles.

Hope this helps.
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Amaresh080997Author Commented:
Hello Igroove,
      Thanks for your answer. I did what you have suggested, but still, the control doesnt go to "OnDrawItem".The first thing is, there is some thing called "SBPS_OWNERDRAW" declared in the "AfxExt.h". I tried using "setPaneStyle()" passing this "SBPS_OWNERDRAW".But there was no result. I implemented the method that you suggested. But that also is not working.
But, I believe, the style is set properly to Ownerdraw.The reason is, the program crashes when I set the style to owner draw, and the control goes to "DrawItem" of "Barstat.cpp". But the control doesnt come to my source code's "OnDrawItem". I do not know what is going wrong.
Kindly suggest me the way to do it.
Thanks for your answer
Regards
Amaresh
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cmay062697Commented:
Try it this way:
DrawItem is thr rigth function to override
void CMyStatusBar::DrawItem(LPDRAWITEMSTRUCT lpDrawItemStruct)
{
    switch(lpDrawItemStruct->itemID)
    {
    case 1:
        // Attach to a CDC object
        CDC dc;
        dc.Attach(lpDrawItemStruct->hDC);

        // Get the pane rectangle and calculate text coordinates
        CRect rect(&lpDrawItemStruct->rcItem);
            CBitmap Bitmap;
            Bitmap.LoadBitmap(UINT nIDResource );
        CDC srcDC; // select current bitmap into a compatible CDC
        srcDC.CreateCompatibleDC(NULL);
        CBitmap* pOldBitmap = srcDC.SelectObject(&Bitmap);
        dc.BitBlt(rect.left, rect.top,rect.Width(),rect.Height(),
                  &srcDC, 0, 0, SRCCOPY); // BitBlt to pane rect
        srcDC.SelectObject(pOldBitmap);

        // Detach from the CDC object, otherwise the hDC will be
        // destroyed when the CDC object goes out of scope
        dc.Detach();

        return;
    }

    CStatusBar::DrawItem(lpDrawItemStruct);
}

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Amaresh080997Author Commented:
Hello Cmay,
      Thanks for your answer. But if you read my comments for the previous answer, you will understand the difficulty I am facing.My problem is, the control doesnt go to "OnDrawItem".I am doing some thing similar to your code. Only thing is, instead of BitBlt, I am using "StrtchBlt". But thats not the problem. The problem is,the program doesnt enter "OnDrawItem" function.
Please see if you can figure out what is going wrong..
Thanks and Regards
Amaresh

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cmay062697Commented:
The framework calls this member function for the owner of an owner-draw button control, combo-box control, list-box control, or menu when a visual aspect of the control or menu has changed.

NOT FOR AN CStatusBar OBJECT!!
Regards
CMAY
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Amaresh080997Author Commented:
Hello Cmay,
      Thanks for your answer. But the thing is, the CStatusBar is a "control". It is derived from "CStatusBarCtrl". And more over, you can set the style of a status bar pane by calling "SetPaneStyle(SBPS_OWNERDRAW)". This "SBPS_OWNERDRAW" has been "#define"ed to "SBT_OWNERDRAW" in MFC source.
So, I believe, the frame work should call "OnDrawItem". If it is not so, how do you think I can handle "OnDrawItem"? Do you mean to say that I should "SendMessage(WM_DRAWITEM)"? If so, what is "lpDrawItemStruct"?
Kindly let me know if you have the answer to these qns
Thanks and regards
Amaresh
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Tommy HuiEngineerCommented:
OnDrawItem is called when the entire control is set to owner draw. This aplies to buttons, comboboxes, listboxes, and menu as cmay mentioned. You do not get WM_DRAWITEM messages when a scrollbar's pane is set to owner draw. For that, the status bar class has a virtual member function called DrawItem that does that. Override DrawItem and put the code in there and that will get called.

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