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Displaying Property Pages as individual Dialogs

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I'm creating an application in which I would like to display certain pages as both individual dialog boxes, and as
the tabs of a property sheet. The user would be able to choose if they wanted them all together or not.

So, I created the pages as descendants of the CPropertyPage class... which is itself a descendant of CDialog.
But when I try to display the pages individually by calling DoModal(), it just crashes and won't display anything.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
--Anthony (ajnicholson@lucent.com)
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by:motigust
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You did the right thing.
It should work, maybe somthing else is wrong.

Were does it crushes? Which function?
Can you give an example of that point in your code?


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i tried it with a different dialog box and it works now. I don't know what the problem was.
Thanks for your time!

Anthony
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shaig earned 200 total points
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Acording to the MFC documentation CPropertyPage inherits from CWnd rather then from CDialog.
What i do is create ( DoModal() ) a property sheet with a single page instead of playing with dialog boxes, infact i can't remember when was the last time i used a dialig box. your thinking is right, CPropertyPage gives you modularity.

does this solution suit you?
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by:nicholso
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shaig:
 Your solution does work, but it looks silly because you have a window with a titlebar, then it has only 1 tab with the same title on it... is there any way to get the property
sheet you have created with only one page to not have a tab at the top?

Also, can you center the OK,Cancel,Apply buttons?
thanks
anthony
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by:shaig
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I'll start with the buttons:
You can do whatever you want with the buttons ( including hiding them ) if you do this:

//sample code from the sheet's OnInitDialog
CWnd *pWnd = GetDlgItem( IDOK );
pWnd->MoveWindow( centerCordinates );
or:
pWnd->ShowWindow( SW_HIDE );

do the same with cancel, apply and help.
regarding the tab:  i don't have a clean solution. you can move the tab control up so the sheet's title bar will hide the sub-title, this can be done this way:
CTabCtrl *pTab = GetTabCtrl();
pTab->MoveWindow( reduce the y, cy condinates )

hope i've helped.

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