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    So how can I create toolbars, that remain active even when I switch to another window?
    I mean toolbars should be active all the time but I don't know how that works.

    For example in VC6, when I move the toolbars out of the rebars (That's these bars, that can contain child windows - usually toolbars) they still have an active titlebar - even though the window I am writing in has the focus.

    Does anyone have an idea?

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    when you create your window, use
    CreateWindowEx()
    The first argument should be something like WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW or something like that. you'll have to look it up, but i believe it's something like toolwindow, palettewindow, or topmost, but i can't remember.

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    DutchStud is leading you in the right direction, pass WS_EX_PALETTEWINDOW as the first parameter to the CreateWindowEx() function.

    WS_EX_PALETTEWINDOW combines the "toolwindow" and "topmost" extended window styles.

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