CPropertySheet / Dialog problem

Hi All,

I have a CDialog with all its controlls.
I have a CDialog (now derived from CPropertySheet) to which I add CDialogs (now derived from CPropertyPage)

This is fine if I want to keep my normal dialogs and tabbed application spearate. I however want to put a Tabbed control with property sheets on the buottom half of my dialog.

Can this be done? Would this be done with CPropertySheet ?

Any suggestions?

Peter

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AlexFMCommented:
http://www.codeguru.com/controls/CMyTabCtrl.html

Use tab control on the bottom half of your dialog and add other controls you need to the top half.
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SteHCommented:
You can add a property sheet to a dialog. No problem. -Property uses always default dlg fond independent of the font chosen for your dlg.
And you can use a Tab Control as well. -More work for showing/hiding pages.
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AndyAinscowFreelance programmer / ConsultantCommented:
You can put a tab control onto your dialog and show/hide child dialogs depending on what is selected in the tab.

eg in your InitInstance of the dialog
m_pDlgPage1 = new CDlgPage1();
m_pDlgPage1->Create(...)
m_pDlgPage1->SetWindowPos(NULL, left, top, right, bottom, SWP_SHOWWINDOW | SWP_NOZORDER);

m_pDlgPage2 = new CDlgPage2();
m_pDlgPage2->Create(...)
m_pDlgPage2->SetWindowPos(NULL, left, top, right, bottom, SWP_HIDEWINDOW | SWP_NOZORDER);

I use this technique for having dialogs display complex information dynamically based on user options (radio button / combo box)

I haven't tried doing this directly with a PropertySheet that contains pages - I suspect you would have problems with moving between controls with the tab key for instance.
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Pete2003Author Commented:
SteH: how exactly do you add a property sheet to a dialog. There is no control you can add on ... or do you actually create the control in runtime ?
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SteHCommented:
Have a look at the article on Codeguru
http://www.codeguru.com/propertysheet/inside_dialog.shtml
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Karl Heinz KremerCommented:
You create the dialog at runtime. Read the codeguru article, it should describe all the steps necessary.

Basically, you create a picture control on your CDialog as a place holder for your property sheet. At runtime, you then retrieve the size and position of the place holder and use this information to place and size the property sheet.

Be aware of the potential problems that the font isssue SteH mentioned can cause. If you are not using the default font on your property sheet, the prop sheet contents may not look like they do in your resource editor. If e.g. you translate your application to Japanese, and use the MS Shell Dlg 2 font, your property sheet will be stretched in horizontal, and compressed in vertical direction. This will potentially result in your property sheet to be truncated. This used to be a problem with stand alone property sheets as well, but was fixed in VS6SP4.
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Pete2003Author Commented:
Ok my question was if I would need to use it not how, but I guess this also answers mine thxs. There wan't be any font issues as they all in the same font.
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