Re: How to split a window into two... and I DON'T mean CSplitterWnd!

"Tom Serface" <>
Sat, 14 Mar 2009 08:09:18 -0700
You could try having the edit control resize to fill the remaining space in
the dialog using a library like:


"FIihelahd" <> wrote in message


I have a window that was originally a CEdit.

Now, I wanted to put a little caption on top of it, to describe what
it does.

As far as I'm aware, the options are:

1) Use a CFormView, and use static text, then put a CEdit control
underneath it.
2) Use a CSplitterWnd, and put the caption in the upper half, and the
CEdit in the lower half.

Now, I tried option 1)
it looks like this:

"Song Notes" is the caption I was talking about.
I want to split the window into two so that Song Notes is in the upper
dialog, and the CEdit is the lower part, taking up the entire lower

but option 1) has a major flaw. It's a CHEAT and it looks
unprofessional. I made the example small so you can see what happens
if there's a scrollbar... it's the scrollbar of the outer window, not
of the CEdit... There should not be two separate sets of scrollbars...
it should be as if the "Song Notes" part was just split with a
CSplitter, and the lower CEdit is really taking up the whole frame

option 2) sucks, you get a dumb splitter bar there which I don't want.

How do you do this right?

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