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    Several Q's

    I use to work in dev-c++, now i work in borland/visual c++. Both VC++ and Borland C++ decided to take out CreateStatusWindow(). << arg!, can someone tell me how to create a status window in borland/vc++(preferably borland). Also how do I make one of those "seperators" in menus/status bars. How can I append the text of the status bar as well?(some thing like WM_SETTEXT, but for staus bars). Please try to answer, any help is appreciated:-)

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    >>status window

    Also called a status bar.

    MFC
    look at CStatusBarCtrl

    WIN32
    Try...

    InitCommonControls (Ex) with ICC_BAR_CLASSES and use CreateWindow (Ex) with STATUSCLASSNAME

    from commctrl.h and comctl32.lib

    >>Also how do I make one of those "seperators" in menus/status bars. How can I append the text of the status bar as well?

    Use SendMessage() and SB_ msg's ie SB_SETPARTS, SB_SETTEXT
    "Man alone suffers so excruciatingly in the world that he was compelled to invent laughter."
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    arg, CreateStatusWindow() works i forgot to include <commctrl.h>, I got SB_SETTEXT down but SB_SETPARTS, something about a integer array for all this crap, its confusing, thanks for you help.

    Another Q: How do i link dll's in vc++?(like for winsock)
    Last edited by Elyubarov; 12-23-2004 at 03:28 PM. Reason: Something added

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    The simplest method is to use a pragma for each library.
    Code:
    #include <windows.h>
    #include <winsock2.h>
    #include <shlwapi.h>
    #pragma comment(lib, "Ws2_32.lib")
    #pragma comment(lib, "shlwapi.lib")

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    >>something about a integer array

    int iParts[4];

    the WPARAM is the number of parts,
    (WPARAM) 4

    the LPARAM is a pointer to the array
    (LPARAM)&iParts

    Use GetClientRect() to find the width of your window. Fill array with each part's width depending on the total width.

    iParts[0]= (int)(iTotalWidth * 0.5 ); //half the screen
    iParts[1]= (int)(iTotalWidth * 0.1); //ect
    "Man alone suffers so excruciatingly in the world that he was compelled to invent laughter."
    Friedrich Nietzsche

    "I spent a lot of my money on booze, birds and fast cars......the rest I squandered."
    George Best

    "If you are going through hell....keep going."
    Winston Churchill

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    arg, i didnt understand that for the SB_SETPARTS, you totally confused me, sorry for the newbishness.

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    Code:
    #include <windows.h>
    #include <winsock2.h>
    ...
    Tsk, tsk... you can't include winsock2.h after windows.h

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    I dont really understand what you meant but i tried and did:
    iParts[0] = 200;
    iParts[1] = 200;
    iParts[2] = 200;
    iParts[3] = 200;
    iParts[4] = 200;

    SendMessage(statusbar, SB_SETPARTS, 1, iParts);
    SendMessage(statusbar, SB_SETPARTS, 2, iParts);
    The output is it creates one part:-\

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    I think novacain means to do something like this:

    Code:
    int iParts[5];
    
    iParts[0] = (int)(iTotalWidth * 0.2);
    iParts[1] = (int)(iTotalWidth * 0.2);
    iParts[2] = (int)(iTotalWidth * 0.2);
    iParts[3] = (int)(iTotalWidth * 0.2);
    iParts[4] = (int)(iTotalWidth * 0.2);
    
    SendMessage(statusbar, SB_SETPARTS, 5, &iParts);
    I'm not completely sure though.

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    yep..
    might need to 'cast' to the correct type.

    SendMessage( statusbar, SB_SETPARTS, (WPARAM)5, (LPARAM)&iParts);
    "Man alone suffers so excruciatingly in the world that he was compelled to invent laughter."
    Friedrich Nietzsche

    "I spent a lot of my money on booze, birds and fast cars......the rest I squandered."
    George Best

    "If you are going through hell....keep going."
    Winston Churchill

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