How to draw dropdown button in CFormview?

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How to draw dropdown button in CFormview?
srikadiAsked:
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DanRollinsCommented:
Please see:
    A Basic Chooser-Style DropDown ToolBar Button
    http://www.codeproject.com/KB/menus/ToolBarDropdown.aspx
and
   Using Drop-Down Buttons in a Toolbar Control  
   http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/1ke6s1fc(VS.80).aspx
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itsmeandnobodyelseCommented:
>>>> How to draw dropdown button in CFormview?
The style TBSTYLE_EX_DRAWDDARROWS was needed for that. It was available with MFC 5.80 that came with VC7 (2002/2003).

So for VC6 (released 1998) you can't use these button styles but could try to make it your self.

You could

- create a bitmap button (or an owner-draw button)
- add a handler which opens a menu placed below the button (same as would open a menu on right-clicking in a list)

Of course it would take some time to get a suitable quality and behavior for your self-made control but it may be worth the efforts ;-)

 
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srikadiAuthor Commented:
Hi,
could you tell me how to create owner draw button?..what are the steps i need to do..
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itsmeandnobodyelseCommented:
You need to choose the owner draw style for the button in the resource editor. Then you have to provide a member of the button (use the wizard). Derive a new class from CButton and change the type of the dialog member button to the new class type. The DoDataExchange then will make the subclassing for the button. Finally override the CButton::DrawItem (you must override it) which will be called whenever the button must be drawn.
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