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How to catch status bar click event

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I need to minimize the program on status bar click event in MFC.
How do I do that?
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Question by:jd9288
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Do this:

Override the PreTranslateMessage using the MFC Classwizard for your CMainFrame class (MAINFRM.CPP). Code the handler as follows:

BOOL CMainFrame::PreTranslateMessage(MSG* pMsg)
{
  if (pMsg->message == WM_LBUTTONDOWN)
    {
    CRect rect;
    CPoint point((DWORD)pMsg->lParam);

    m_wndStatusBar.GetClientRect(rect);

    if (rect.PtInRect(point))
      ActivateFrame(SW_MINIMIZE);
    }
      
  return CMDIFrameWnd::PreTranslateMessage(pMsg);
}

This code assumes that the application is MDI. Change the return statement to call your base classes PreTranslateMessage() function.

Good Luck,
Steve
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by:jd9288
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Actually, this doesn't work. Or, rather, it works if you click on ANY button or drop-down list, not just on
the status bar. Any ideas?
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by:SteveGTR
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Try this:

BOOL CMainFrame::PreTranslateMessage(MSG* pMsg)
{
  if (pMsg->message == WM_LBUTTONDOWN && pMsg->hwnd == m_wndStatusBar.m_hWnd)
    ActivateFrame(SW_MINIMIZE);
     
  return CMDIFrameWnd::PreTranslateMessage(pMsg);
}

Good Luck,
Steve
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