Looking for special control for MFC app
Posted on 2005-03-15
I'm looking for a control for Visual C++ (MFC) that will do the following:
I have several child windows permanently open within my MDI application. For the sake of discussion lets call the permanent windows the RedWindow, BlueWindow. What I want to do is to allow the user to take anyone of those windows (lets say the BlueWindow) and dock it in another window (lets say the RedWindow). After the operation I want the user to see two tabs located at the bottom of the window that was just docked to. In my example above the tabs should be seen from the RedWindow.
The tabs would then allow the user to select between the two windows. I also want to allow the user to remove the docked window back into separate windows as well. And I want to be able to handle more then 2 docked windows. In my case I'll need around 5 dockable windows.
I hope I am being clear on this, if not I'll try to elaborate further on what I mean. Anyways, does anyone know of a control that can do this? I don't care if its free or commercial, though I prefer free. I just need it to function like I said above. The control should be compatible with the app I'm developing, in this case it's a Visual C++ (MFC) app so .Net controls won't work.