Thread: Toolbar Questions

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    Toolbar Questions

    I've added a toolbar to my programme using code I pretty much copied keyword for keyword from theForger's tutorial. I now have two problems with the tool bar.
    1) The tool bar appears inside the client area of the window(as in right beside the verticle scrollbar), is there any EASY way I can move it up out of the client area?
    2) Once I've added some standard butons for things like new and open, how do I add another bitmap for some other buttons?

    For anyone who's interested, here's my version of the code
                              HWND hwToolBar;
                              TBADDBITMAP tbabToolBar;
                              TBBUTTON tbbToolBar[3];
                              hwToolBar = CreateWindowEx(0,
                                                         WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE |
                                                         TBSTYLE_TOOLTIPS | CCS_ADJUSTABLE,
                              crMain.ToolW = hwToolBar;
                              tbabToolBar.hInst = HINST_COMMCTRL;
                              tbabToolBar.nID   = IDB_STD_SMALL_COLOR;
                              SendMessage(hwToolBar, TB_ADDBITMAP, 0, (LPARAM)&tbabToolBar);
                              ZeroMemory(tbbToolBar, sizeof(tbbToolBar));
                              tbbToolBar[0].iBitmap   = STD_FILENEW;
                              tbbToolBar[0].fsState   = TBSTATE_ENABLED;
                              tbbToolBar[0].fsStyle   = TBSTYLE_BUTTON;
                              tbbToolBar[0].idCommand = IDM_F_NEW;
                              tbbToolBar[1].iBitmap   = STD_FILEOPEN;
                              tbbToolBar[1].fsState   = TBSTATE_ENABLED;
                              tbbToolBar[1].fsStyle   = TBSTYLE_BUTTON;
                              tbbToolBar[1].idCommand = IDM_F_OPEN;
                              tbbToolBar[2].iBitmap   = STD_FILESAVE;
                              tbbToolBar[2].fsState   = TBSTATE_ENABLED;
                              tbbToolBar[2].fsStyle   = TBSTYLE_BUTTON;
                              tbbToolBar[2].idCommand = IDM_F_SAVEAS;
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    >Once I've added some standard butons for things like new and
    >open, how do I add another bitmap for some other buttons?
    In the windows API documentation or on MSDN there is a descirption of the standard buttons like STD_FILENEW. If you want to create your own, I beleive STD_FILENEW is just like a resource. Just create a bitmap resource and try using that.

    You can move the toolbar by changing where it is created. Change the location in the CreateWindowEx function. Again, see the documentation for the exact arguments that relate to location.

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    The toolbar is created as a child window. Its position must be in the client area. You can't change it.

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