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I am trying to create a toolbar in the MDIChildWnd, so that everytime i create a new child window, i get the same toolbar on each child window.

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Question by:pritpal_s_sandhu
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migel earned 400 total points
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Hi!
to do that you need to derive your class from CMDIChildWindow and insert Toolbar creation in the OnCreate method.
here is example:

class CToolBarChildFrame : public CMDIChildWnd
{
     DECLARE_DYNCREATE(CToolBarChildFrame)
protected:
     CToolBarChildFrame();           // protected constructor used by dynamic creation
     CToolBar m_wndMenuBar;
// Attributes
public:

// Operations
public:

// Overrides
     // ClassWizard generated virtual function overrides
     //{{AFX_VIRTUAL(CToolBarChildFrame)
     public:
     virtual BOOL PreTranslateMessage(MSG* pMsg);
     //}}AFX_VIRTUAL

// Implementation
protected:
     virtual ~CToolBarChildFrame();

     // Generated message map functions
     //{{AFX_MSG(CToolBarChildFrame)
     afx_msg int OnCreate(LPCREATESTRUCT lpCreateStruct);
     afx_msg void OnSize(UINT nType, int cx, int cy);
     //}}AFX_MSG
     DECLARE_MESSAGE_MAP()
};

here is main methods
int CToolBarChildFrame::OnCreate(LPCREATESTRUCT lpCreateStruct)
{
     if (CMDIChildWnd::OnCreate(lpCreateStruct) == -1)
          return -1;
     if (!m_wndToolBar.CreateEx(this, WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE | CBRS_TOP
          | CBRS_GRIPPER | CBRS_SIZE_DYNAMIC) ||
          !m_wndToolBar.Load(m_nIDHelp))//this have resource ID
     {
          TRACE0("Failed to create menubar\n");
          return -1;      // fail to create
     }    
     
     return 0;
}

void CToolBarChildFrame::OnSize(UINT nType, int cx, int cy)
{
     if (IsWindow(m_wndToolBar.m_hWnd))
          {
          if (!m_wndToolBar.IsWindowVisible())
               m_wndToolBar.ShowWindow(SW_SHOW);
          }
     CMDIChildWnd::OnSize(nType, cx, cy);
}


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