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CDialogBar and message notification trouble.

Posted on 1998-10-05
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Env: Windows NT 4.0/SP3, Visual C++ 5.0/SP3.

I'm trying to use a dockable CDialogBar in a SDI application, where the CDialogBar has a control (CStatic derived, Notify property enabled). I have added message handlers for WM_LBUTTONDOWN/WM_LBUTTONUP in the derived CStatic class, but no such messages arrives. How can they be enabled?
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Question by:stefanr
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plaroche earned 300 total points
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The static control sends notifications to its parent when it has been created with the SS_NOTIFY style. Those notifications are:

STN_CLICKED  
STN_DBLCLK  
STN_DISABLE  
STN_ENABLE  
WM_CTLCOLORSTATIC

You can get that notification with OnCommand as stated in the doc for STN_CLICKED, example:

BOOL CYourWnd::OnCommand(WPARAM wParam, LPARAM lParam)
{
    WORD wNotifyCode = HIWORD(wParam); // notification code
    WORD wID = LOWORD(wParam);         // item, control, or accelerator identifier
    HWND hwndCtl = (HWND)lParam;      // handle of control       

    switch( wNotifyCode ) {
    case STN_CLICKED:
        break;
    }

      return CWnd::OnCommand(wParam, lParam);
}


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by:Murali Devarakonda
ID: 1322920
You need to add the message handlers in one of the following classes:
Frame, View, Document or App.

Only these classes get messages from controls on a CDialogBar.

Regards,
Murali Krishna Devarakonda
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by:stefanr
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Plaroche, thank you for the answer. I tried it, and it worked as you said it would. Thanks to that I could experiment a little, and I saw that the variable created with ClassWizard was not subclassed properly. When I did that manually, it worked as I wanted in the first place. So even if I'm not using the solution you provided me, it helped to get me to get on the right track.
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by:stefanr
ID: 1322922
Plaroche, thank you for the answer. I tried it, and it worked as you said it would. Thanks to that I could experiment a little, and I saw that the variable created with ClassWizard was not subclassed properly. When I did that manually, it worked as I wanted in the first place. So even if I'm not using the solution you provided me, it helped to get me to get on the right track.
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