Re: Status Bar location

"Scot T Brennecke" <>
Sun, 3 May 2009 14:00:35 -0500
I think that would be a very good optional style to add. I'd like to see it. But since the current
behavior is to remain fixed, and there are probably several applications out there relying on that,
it would be a bug to break those apps by changing the default. I believe it would not be very
difficult to make a CStatusBarEx (assuming there isn't already one of these) that adds that feature.

"Joseph M. Newcomer" <> wrote in message

I have never understood why the panes do not dynamically adjust to hold the size of the

On Sun, 3 May 2009 01:07:49 -0500, "Scot T Brennecke" <> wrote:

If you'll look at the CStatusBar::SetIndicators code in barstat.cpp, you'll see that the font of
CStatusBar control bar is used, and the string from the corresponding ID is loaded and its width
calculated using GetTextExtent. It's possible that the (default?) font you have being used in the
status bar is not providing accurate results when GetTextExtent is queried, or maybe the font is
being changed? Also, it doesn't seem that GetTextExtent is invoked again, even when the text is
changed. So if the size is calculated on something smaller, then bigger text would get truncated
like that. Personally, I'd call that a design flaw, if not an outright "bug". (wink to Joe).

Note, however, that this may be by design so as not to upset those who depend on the pane
a fixed size. Use SetPaneInfo, and you can provide a new size for the pane.

"ssylee" <> wrote in message

I have followed the directions as described in to add a
status bar display. I did get something as shown in,
with the status bar indicated in the red circle. However, no matter
how I manually size the window, I can't lengthen the size of the
indicator. I can only lengthen the size of the indicator when I add
empty spaces in the string properties in the resource view, with the
ID of the status bar. What would be the most proper practice on
setting the length of the status bar? Thanks.

Joseph M. Newcomer [MVP]
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