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    Hi, I have a main window and I want to put a status bar into it. How can I do that? And how can i put text into this bar?
    Thanx.

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    Hey,


    Firstly, include <comctrl.h> and link comctl32.lib


    define the following under your headers:

    Code:
    #define ID_STATUSBAR       4997
    HWND hWndStatus;

    Then under where you create your main window, in winmain put this:

    Code:
    InitCommonControls();
    
    hWndStatus = CreateWindowEx(0, STATUSCLASSNAME, NULL,
    WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE | SBARS_SIZEGRIP, 0, 0, 0, 0,
    hWnd, (HMENU)ID_STATUSBAR, hInstance, NULL);

    Then to add text to your status bar, this can go where suites you or ur prog...

    Code:
    case WM_LBUTTONDOWN:
    {
    SetWindowText(hWndStatus, "La La La Status Bar Clicked");
    }

    Hope that helps,
    TNT
    TNT
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    Go to msdn and search for CreateStatusWindow(). There will be information on its use and maybe some source to look at.
    Free the weed!! Class B to class C is not good enough!!
    And the FAQ is here :- http://faq.cprogramming.com/cgi-bin/smartfaq.cgi

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    thanx for all i'll try that

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