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by:nietod
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A better idea might be to have the items in the right location, but hide the windows you don't want them to see.
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by:rascal
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That would be preferable to me too, but there are 6 groupboxes and within each of them a number of controls and that makes for a very crowded and confusing looking dialog template when using the resource editor. I may have to resort to that after all but I was hoping for an alternative if there is one.

Thanks
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Rascal,

1) Make sure the user ID numbers are synchronous within a range (edit the resource.h file).  Then when you move a group box by a certain cx and cy, move the next '20' controls the exact same distance.  It shouldn't add but a few lines to the code.

1) How about a creating a tab control into your dialog?  This will allow the user to select what group box they want to see.  As the user clicks on a particular tab, then you can hide/show the appropriate controls.

I am thinking (not confirmed, look into it) that you might be able to create separate dialogs, one for each of your groupboxes.  Then add them as CPropertyPages to the tab control.  I'm just not sure.

3) I've heard grumblings about 'transparent dialogs'.  These are supposedly dialogs that you can put on top of each other.  I don't know anything more about that.

Good luck!

Phillip

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by:rascal
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Thanks, I was looking for at least some mechanism I could move the associated controls and still keep the code looking reasonably professional looking.
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