ToolBar in MDIChild Window

Posted on 2003-02-19
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Last Modified: 2013-11-20

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.

Question by:pritpal_s_sandhu
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migel earned 400 total points
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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
     CToolBarChildFrame();           // protected constructor used by dynamic creation
     CToolBar m_wndMenuBar;
// Attributes

// Operations

// Overrides
     // ClassWizard generated virtual function overrides
     virtual BOOL PreTranslateMessage(MSG* pMsg);

// Implementation
     virtual ~CToolBarChildFrame();

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

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
          !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())
     CMDIChildWnd::OnSize(nType, cx, cy);


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