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Hi,
I'm developing an (Outlook style) ActiveX Control. I embed this in a VC container application. I find the height of the statusbar (in the ActiveX Control) is not sufficient to display the entire text. Any suggestions ?

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Ramki
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From the docs about status bars...

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Size and Height
The window procedure for the status bar automatically sets the initial size and position of the window, ignoring the values specified in the CreateWindowEx function. The width is the same as that of the parent window's client area. The height is based on the metrics of the font that is currently selected into the status bar's device context and on the width of the window's borders.

The window procedure automatically adjusts the size of the status bar whenever it receives a WM_SIZE message. Typically, when the size of the parent window changes, the parent sends a WM_SIZE message to the status bar.

An application can set the minimum height of a status bar's drawing area by sending the window an SB_SETMINHEIGHT message, specifying the minimum height, in pixels. The drawing area does not include the window's borders. A minimum height is useful for drawing in an owner-drawn status bar. For more information, see Owner-Drawn Status Bars later in this chapter.

You retrieve the widths of the borders of a status bar by sending the window an SB_GETBORDERS message. The message includes the address of a three-element array that receives the widths.
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I'm pretty sure I've seen code that uses a bigger text font to increase the size of the status bar.  I'll see if I can dig it up.

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