How to add a combobox in the statusbar?

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    How to add a combobox in the statusbar?

    hi all,
    I don't know how to add a combobox in the statusbar can anyone help me.

    amrsfmt

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    Question What API?

    Are you using the Win32 API or MFC?

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    hi all,

    I would be glad if I know how to do it in both ways,
    but know I need the MFC way.
    I'm working with MFC.

    amrsfmt

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    Post Try this solution ...

    Well, in both MFC and the Win32 API, you would just create it as a child of the status bar. Anyhow, here is how you would do it. First, add a member to the CMainFrame class (CMainFrm.h by default) like this:

    CComboBox m_wndCombo; // Our combobox control

    In your CMainFrm.cpp file, you would do this (in the OnCreate function):

    Code:
    m_wndCombo.Create(WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE,   // Styles
                                        CRect(0, 0, 200, 20),    // Size and position
                                        m_wndStatusBar,    // Parent window
                                        1001);
    That should do what you need. You can change the parameters of "CRect()" to adjust position and size. If you need anymore help, just post a reply.

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    Thanks,

    thanks for your reply,
    but I have this error:

    error C2664: 'Create' : cannot convert parameter 3 from 'class CStatusBar' to 'class CWnd *'
    I know there is a method to get the CWnd pointer but I don't remember it, I have searched the MSDN and didn't find it.

    amrsfmt

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    hi all,

    thanks SyntaxBubble for your reply,
    I have fixed the problem.
    Code:
    m_wndCombo.Create(WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE | WS_VSCORLL | CBS_DROPDOWNLIST,   // Styles
                                        CRect(0, 0, 200, 20),    // Size and position
                                        &m_wndStatusBar,    // Parent window
                                        1001);
    that's was the problem,
    know there is another problem that when I drop down the the list. It's limited by the size of the status bar which limit the viewing of the dropdown list, I think this problem my be solved by sizing the statusbar bigger.
    Is that right?

    thanks bye,
    amrsfmt

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    Question Have you tried this?

    Have you just tried changing the fourth (last) parameter in the CRect() function? If not, try to see if that is the problem. BTW, I'm glad I was of help to you.

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    Try setting the height of the combo box to something like 100 and see if that works for you.

    Good luck,
    Chris

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    thanks for your help,
    that's what I have done exactly,
    I have made the hight of the combobox 100,
    so it worked.

    thanks,
    amrsfmt

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