Re: Changing toolbar captions

From:
Ajay <ajaykalra@yahoo.com>
Newsgroups:
microsoft.public.vc.mfc
Date:
Wed, 3 Jun 2009 08:17:39 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID:
<e0dcdb30-e7b3-48ef-bce1-fe2d9a32728e@g20g2000vba.googlegroups.com>
On Jun 3, 10:43 am, "David Webber" <d...@musical-dot-demon-dot-co.uk>
wrote:

"Ajay" <ajayka...@yahoo.com> wrote in message

news:2abfd7eb-d6b9-4c38-9d7b-2fbfa5430faa@n19g2000vba.googlegroups.com...

I am getting frustrated trying to change my toolbar captions (when th=

e

user
decides he wants to see them in a different language)....

I dont exactly recall what I did but its not going to work the way you


are doing it. I remember doing GetParentFrame or something like that
(to get to CMiniDockFrame ??) and then changing the title. Run Spy++
to see the layout and then change the text of the parent. IIRC,
floating introduces another frame or something on those lines.<

Thanks Ajay. Brilliant!

The class is CMiniFrameWnd - one I hadn't come across before. You'=

re spot

on: one of these is put round the toolbar when it is floated. Spy+=

+ shows

me it, and after I have changed the CToolBar's caption, I can see the gre=

y

area in the midddle is a window with the new caption, and what looks like
the frame is another window with the old caption!

More details are hard to find in the documentation. However
CControlBar::GetDockingFrame() is documented as returning a pointer to th=

e

frame around a floating toolbar, so bingo! the following code does it=

:

    CToolBar pWndToolBar = ...

     pWndToolBar->SetWindowText( sCaption );

     // Now if this is floating, it has an associated
     // CMiniFrameWnd which has the caption bar. We
     // need to change its text too.
     // CControlBar::GetDockingFrame() is documented as
     // giving the CMiniFrameWnd as long as the toolbar
     // is floating. And so:

     if( pWndToolBar->IsFloating() )
     {
      CFrameWnd *pWndFrame = pWndToolBar->GetDockingFrame();
      if( pWndFrame ) pWndFrame->SetWindowText( sCaption );
     }

Simple when you know how!


It took me a long while to understand the whole toolbar/control bar
architecture. I thinks its one of the worst designs in MFC. I did
indicate it to MSFT/VC program manager as well when I was there in 2001
(?). However after having gone thru the design, I felt very
comfortable with it.

I feel guilty that I havent used MFC in a long time.

--
Ajay

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