Re: Stand-alone C++ programming language?

David Lowndes <DavidL@example.invalid>
Fri, 29 Oct 2010 08:31:02 +0100

The express editions cannot use MFC?

Yes. I believe the MFC components only come with the paid versions.

Does that mean I will not be
able to get my Visual C++ NET 2003 macro recorder project to work
with the express edition?

From what you mentioned about your project, I don't think you'd gain
much benefit from moving it to a newer toolset. If you had plans to
make use of newer C++ standards facilities, then such a move may be
worthwhile, but if you're happy with what you have, why change?


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On 7 Dez., 16:31, Joseph M. Newcomer <> wrote:

See below...

On Tue, 7 Dec 2010 01:27:26 -0800 (PST), mfc <> wro=


On 7 Dez., 03:30, Joseph M. Newcomer <> wrote:

See below...
On Mon, 6 Dec 2010 14:39:32 -0800 (PST), mfc <> =


On 6 Dez., 16:53, mfc <> wrote:

On 5 Dez., 20:29, Joseph M. Newcomer <> wrote:

See below...
What I would do is invent a code, such as CITB_CHANGED, and use a=

n ON_CONTROL handler to

handle this notification in the parent. The child button would do

GetParent()->SendMessage(WM_COMMAND, MAKEWPARAM(GetDlgCtrlId(), C=


then I would have, in the parent's message map,

void CMyDialog::OnWhateverChanged()

In the child button class you specifiy the id (GetDlgCtrlId = whi=


child button is affected by this change) but in the parent class
(dialog class) this information is not further used? Or did I miss

Is there a better solution than this:
1) including all depending button controls to this call in the
OnInitDialog() (sometimes up to six other controls affected by t=


spcific button)
m_Button1.SetParams(&m_StatCtrl, CImageTextButton::INCREASE, min=


maxvalue, &m_Button2, &m_Button3);

How can I add these controls to one member-variable of the butto=


class? - using a clist (m_list.Add(m_Button2) and so on.... ?

Key here is how you encode it. I don't think there is a better wa=

y than having the

SetParams method (or some variant) for each button, but I might c=

onsider, if I have a lot

of buttons, having something of the form:

static const struct {
CImageTextButton * ctl,
CStatic * target,
CImageTextButton::Direction dir,
int minvalue,
int maxvalue} Buttons[] = {
{&mIncreaseSomeValue, &m_SomeControl, CImageTextButton::INCREASE,=

 0, 1 },

{&m_OtherControl, CImageTextButton::DECREASE, 0, 1 },
{NULL, 0, 0, 0} // EOT

Could you tell me how you will declare / define this static struct in
the dialog class (so that this struct will be known in some other
methods in this dialog too)? I like the approach using a table / arra=


(Button[]) without knowing the size of the array at startup. So that
I can add as many buttons as I like.

Because it is a static struct, declared at the global scope level in t=

his compilation

unit, it is known to all methods in the compilation unit. =EF=BF=BDSo =

nothing special needs to be

done. =EF=BF=BD It is visible. =EF=BF=BDYou could also define it as a =

static member of your class, and the

syntax change is minor, and the effect is the same. =EF=BF=BDSo you co=

uld say

class CMyDialog : public CDialog {
=EF=BF=BD =EF=BF=BD =EF=BF=BDprotected:
=EF=BF=BD =EF=BF=BD =EF=BF=BD =EF=BF=BD typedef struct {
=EF=BF=BD =EF=BF=BD =EF=BF=BD =EF=BF=BD ...stuff




in the .cpp file:

static const CMyDialog::BUTTON_TABLE Buttons[] = { ... };


Is it better to install this struct within the dialog class or should
I use another headerfile which will be included in all dialog-classes
using this struct? And how can I use your initialization in these

In general, you will only need this in the one dialog class, which is =

what I was assuming

in the above example code. =EF=BF=BDNow, if you want to use this table=

 in other dialog classes to

build other button tables for other dialogs, you would put this typede=

f in another header

file. =EF=BF=BDYou would then include it in other dialog compilations.=

 Note the declaration



would remain the same, but instead of putting the typedef right ahead =

of it, you would

move it to the separate header file.

=EF=BF=BD =EF=BF=BD Buttons[] = {
=EF=BF=BD =EF=BF=BD{&mIncreaseSomeValue, &m_SomeControl, CImageTextB=


0, 1 },
=EF=BF=BD =EF=BF=BD{&m_OtherControl, CImageTextButton::DECREASE, 0, =

1 },

=EF=BF=BD =EF=BF=BD{NULL, 0, 0, 0} // EOT

Note that using the sentinel to mark the end is convenient, particular=

ly if the function

doesn't have access to the definition. =EF=BF=BDIf you want to use the=

 length of the struct, leave

the NULL terminator from the description and use _countof.

What I would do if I needed this in several places is create a separat=

e class which has an

AddButtons method; then I could do something like
=EF=BF=BD =EF=BF=BD =EF=BF=BD =EF=BF=BD Buttons.AddButtons();
or, if I needed the dialog reference,
=EF=BF=BD =EF=BF=BD =EF=BF=BD =EF=BF=BD Buttons.AddButtons(this);
Note that you can refactor this code in as many ways as you want. =EF=

=BF=BDIt's Just Code.


The problem is that if I install the typedef struct as protected in
the same class, I`ve no access to this typedef in my static c++
declaration (cpp file) as well as if I try to add some class variables
to the struct in the cpp.

class CMyDialog : public CDialog
       typedef struct {
       } BUTTON_TABLE;
       static const BUTTON_TABLE Buttons[];

  /* my specific controls in this dialog */
  CStaticField m_Field;
  CImageButton m_Btn;

in the .cpp file:

static const CMyDialog::BUTTON_TABLE Buttons[] = {{&m_Btn,
&m_Field, ....}}; //<- no access to class variables ;

My error; that should have been

const CMyDialog::BUTTON_TABLE CMyDialog::Buttons[] = ...;

const CMyDialog::BUTTON_TABLE CMyDialog::Buttons[]= {{5,
&m_BtnRefreshL}, {6, &m_BtnRefreshR}};

error message: "a nonstatic member reference must be relative to a
specific object"

The problem is that m_BtnRefreshL, m_BtnRefreshR are members (derrived
from the cbutton class | names of the buttons in the dialog) of the
CMyDialog class.

So maybe the solution with the additional class is required to get it

class CMyBtnStruct
     typedef struct {
        } BUTTON_TABLE;

    void AddButtons(LPVOID ptr)
        for(int i=0; Buttons[i].ctrl != NULL; i++)
            How will I get the Buttons[i].ctrl to this class?

Where will you install the typedef struct - in the CMyDialog class or
in a separate headerfile which will be included in each dialog using

class CMyDialog

  CMyBtnStruct m_BtnStructMember;


void CMyDialog::OnInitDialog()


But it's JUST SYNTAX! Note that AddButtons is a non-static member of C=

BtnStruct, and you

need a CBtnStruct member to invoke it. Now, had you declared it 'stati=

c' you could have

and it would have compiled. You have to pay attention to the fine poin=

ts of syntax (which

I failed to do in the original message!)



but could I use this approach when I use some member-variables in the

best regards

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I need to create a tile view using CListCtrl with checkbox for each
item. I got two issues:

1) The checkboxes are not reponsive (if I don't use tile view,
everything is fine);
2) The whole item got selected / focus when I check the checkbox (I
want it work just like the regular checkboxes --- the item itself not
highlighted / focused).

The following is my source code:

  DWORD exStyle = m_listCtrl.GetExtendedStyle();
  m_ listCtrl.SetExtendedStyle(exStyle | LVS_EX_CHECKBOXES |

  // Title info
  tvi.cbSize = sizeof(tvi);
  tvi.dwMask = LVTVIM_COLUMNS;
  tvi.cLines = 0;
  m_ listCtrl.SetTileViewInfo(&tvi);

  m_ listCtrl.DeleteAllItems();
  int item = 0;

  // Inset list items
  String capName;
  bool bEnabled = false;
  int count = 0;

  HashPosition pos = m_capsHash.GetStartPosition();
  while (!pos.IsNil())
    m_capsHash.GetNextAssoc(pos, capName, bEnabled);

    count = m_ listCtrl.GetItemCount();
    item = m_ listCtrl.InsertItem(count, capName);
    ListView_SetCheckState(m_ listCtrl.m_hWnd, item, bEnabled);

m_ listCtrl.SetView(LV_VIEW_TILE);

Any idea? Thanks in advance=85


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