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I have created a SDI application in Visual Studio 6.  Besides the menu and toolbar that the wizard creates automatically I have also created a dialog bar with one static control to display a text message.  My question is this:
   How can I reference this static control from the view class?  Is there a "parent"-type property?
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Jaime Olivares earned 800 total points
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You can use ::AfxGetMainWnd() to obtain pointer to main window (typically CMainFrame), the you can access the dialogbar directly or using a function:

((CMainFrame *)::AfxGetMainWnd())->m_wndDialogBar.SetDlgItemText(IDC_YOURSTATIC, "test");

or (prefered)

((CMainFrame *)::AfxGetMainWnd())->SetDialogBarText("test");
// where SetDialogBarText() is a custom made function to update the static control

You will need to #include "mainfrm.h" in both cases

Good luck,
Jaime.
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Thanks, Jaime.  That works like a charm!  I have added some points because I'm new to this and you've really helped push our project ahead.  Thanks again.
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Glad to help you.  ;)
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