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How to dock mutiple toolbars in a row ?

Posted on 1999-06-25
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-11-20
Dear experts
I'm using VC++5.0 in WindowsNT4.0.
I'd like to dock mutiple toolbars in a row, i.e. top row.
I tried as following codes.
Where I created 4 toolbars.
As you see, my app has three mode(user interface is changed in each mode), and each mode has its toolbar. So the other toolbars are hided.
But one of four toolbars, m_wndCommonToolbar, is displayed in every mode.
Anyway, problem is they (i.e. anyone of mode toolbar and m_wndCommonToolbar) aren't docked in a row.
At start up, they(e.g. DesignToolbar and Common toolbar) has its own row. i.e. So, totally two rows.
Even I dragged they into a row, if I changed mode and come back, they (including status bar) are scattered again.
Any comments will be appreciated.
---- source code ------
int CMainFrame::OnCreate(LPCREATESTRUCT lpCreateStruct)
      CWnd wnd;

      WINDOWPLACEMENT windowInfo;
      windowInfo.length = sizeof( WINDOWPLACEMENT );
      windowInfo.showCmd = SW_HIDE;

      if (CFrameWnd::OnCreate(lpCreateStruct) == -1)
            return -1;
      SetWindowPos( &wnd, 0, 0, 1024, 768, 0 );

      m_wndDesignToolBar.CreateToolBar(this, IDR_MAINFRAME ); // CBRS_SIZE_DYNAMIC flag is set.

      m_wndDesignToolBar.SetBarStyle(m_wndDesignToolBar.GetBarStyle() |

      if (!m_wndPlayToolBar.Create(this) ||
            TRACE0("Failed to create toolbar\n");
            return -1;      // fail to create

      m_wndPlayToolBar.SetBarStyle(m_wndPlayToolBar.GetBarStyle() |

      if (!m_wndMotionToolBar.Create(this) ||
            TRACE0("Failed to create toolbar\n");
            return -1;      // fail to create

      m_wndMotionToolBar.SetBarStyle(m_wndMotionToolBar.GetBarStyle() |

      if(!m_wndCommonToolBar.Create(this) ||
            TRACE0("Failed to create Common toolbar\n");
            return -1;      // fail to create

      m_wndCommonToolBar.SetBarStyle(m_wndCommonToolBar.GetBarStyle() |



      CRect rtWnd;

      rtWnd.OffsetRect(0, -72);
      DockControlBar(&m_wndDesignToolBar, AFX_IDW_DOCKBAR_TOP, rtWnd);

      m_wndCommonToolBar.GetWindowRect(rtWnd); // having 3 buttons
      rtWnd.OffsetRect(950, 0);
      DockControlBar(&m_wndCommonToolBar, AFX_IDW_DOCKBAR_TOP, rtWnd);

      // rtWnd.OffsetRect(0, 0);
      DockControlBar(&m_wndPlayToolBar, AFX_IDW_DOCKBAR_TOP, rtWnd);

      // rtWnd.OffsetRect(0, 0);
      DockControlBar(&m_wndMotionToolBar, AFX_IDW_DOCKBAR_TOP, rtWnd);

      ShowControlBar(&m_wndCommonToolBar, TRUE, FALSE);
      ShowControlBar(&m_wndDesignToolBar, TRUE, FALSE);
      ShowControlBar(&m_wndMotionToolBar, FALSE, FALSE);
      ShowControlBar(&m_wndPlayToolBar, FALSE, FALSE);

      if (!m_wndStatusBar.Create(this, WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE | CBRS_BOTTOM, ID_CG_STATUS_BAR ) ||
              sizeof(indicators) / sizeof(UINT)) )
            TRACE0("Failed to create status bar\n");
            return -1;      // fail to create

      SetCursor( LoadCursor( NULL, IDC_ARROW ) );

      return 0;

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Accepted Solution

naveenkohli earned 200 total points
ID: 1307947
Here is the sample code for doing that. You calculate the rectangle of docking frame. Offset the rectangle by 1 unit. And then in call to DockCintrolBAr specify the side to which you want to dock the new bar with respect to existing one.

You can make use of this code and write a helper function to do this job.


CRect rect;
CToolBar *pExistingToolBar, *pNewToolBar;

CFrameWnd *pFrame = pExistingToolBar->GetDockingFRame ();

pFrame->ReCalcLayout ();

pExistingToolBar->GetWindowRect (&rect);

rect.Offset (1,1);

pFrame->DockControlBar (pNewToolBar, nToolBarID, &rect);




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