Re: update status in main frame window

"AliR \(VC++ MVP\)" <AliR@online.nospam>
Tue, 2 Dec 2008 11:21:08 -0600
There are several ways.

From you button handler you can either do this:

CMainFrame *pWnd = (CMainFrame *)AfxGetMainWnd();
pWnd->GetStatusBar().SetPaneText(0,"Test 123");

note that you need to write a method for GetStatusBar in your CMainFrame
CStatusBar &GetStatusBar();

Or you can send a message to the main window


<> wrote in message

Hi Expert,

I'm using SDI application

In Mainfrm.cpp, i have

static UINT indicators[] =
ID_SEPARATOR, // status line indicator

I added a child dialog with one test button on it.
The child dialog is triggered via menu in main frame windows. the
class of child dialog is CDialog base.

class CChildDlg : public CDialog

void CMainApp::OnEditDialog()
CChildDlg childDlg;


void CChildDlg::OnBtnTest()
    // how can I update the status bar in main frame windows ?
   // the following code will trigger exception...!!!
      CStatusBar m_wndStatusBar;

   m_wndStatusBar.SetPaneText(0, "TEST 123", TRUE);


How can I update the status bar in main frame windows, upon clicking
Test button.

Thanks in advance.


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