CFormView inside a Dialog.

Posted on 1998-07-08
Last Modified: 2013-12-03
Tools : MS Visual C++ 5.0

I am developing a (NT) dialog based application and I would like to include a CFormView inside a dialog. The reasons for this are that I would like to take advantage of the scrolling capabilities of the FormView and I would also like to dynamically create controls (text boxes, combo boxes, etc..) inside the FormView. Basically the idea is to have a parent dialog and inside this dialog have a CFormView just as if it was regular control.
I would appreciate if somebody who has done something similar to this would help me. I would appreciate if some sample code was included in the response since I don't have much experience with MFC and been able to see some code would really help me.
My e-mail address is
Question by:cdiaz
  • 2
  • 2

Author Comment

ID: 1409705
Edited text of question

Expert Comment

ID: 1409706
Why not create a Single Document Application with FormView. It will satisfy what you want to do.

Expert Comment

ID: 1409707
If you want to make a project in this way, just choose C*View as CFormView in Baseclass combobox at step 6.
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

chensu earned 50 total points
ID: 1409708
CFormView makes use of the document-view architecture. It seems difficult to put it into your dialog-based application. What about putting the following ActiveX control into your dialog?

SAMPLE: Create an ActiveX Control with a Dialog Resource

Author Comment

ID: 1409709
This is not exactly what I was looking for. I found  out that what works better in my case is to insert a dialog inside my paret dialog.  That way I can scroll and dinamically add controls to the child dialog. I checked out the ActiveX control that you mention in your answer and it didn't work for my case. But thanks for your help.

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article shows a few slightly more advanced techniques for Windows 7 gadget programming, including how to save and restore user settings for your gadget and how to populate the "details" panel that is displayed in the Windows 7 gadget gallery.  …
If you have ever found yourself doing a repetitive action with the mouse and keyboard, and if you have even a little programming experience, there is a good chance that you can use a text editor to whip together a sort of macro to automate the proce…
This is Part 3 in a 3-part series on Experts Exchange to discuss error handling in VBA code written for Excel. Part 1 of this series discussed basic error handling code using VBA.…
Delivering innovative fully-managed cloud services for mission-critical applications requires expertise in multiple areas plus vision and commitment. Meet a few of the people behind the quality services of Concerto.

943 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

9 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now