Dynamically creating controls

I was wondering how I can dynamically create a given control in my MFC app. I 
am using Visual C++ .NET 2003 and I would like the control created to be put 
into some sort of a resizable array such as a vector.  I have looked around 
the internet and I have yet to see any articles regarding this topic.  Does 
anybody have any ideas as far as how to dynamically create controls in MFC?


James Simpson
12/20/2004 4:29:01 AM
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It really depends on the control as to the where it is handled. I had to use 
OnNotify() to interpet tab Clicks.
This example just shows how to dynamically add a scroll bar to a view.

Add the following to the View.h file:
  CScrollbar VertScrollbar;

Add the following to OnCreate()
(The Controls can be create and deleted elsewhere. I did it in OnCreate is 
because they are there through life of program)
 m_sbHorzZoom.SetScrollRange(0, 32767);

Add #define ID_CVIEWWAV_SB_HORZ_ZOOM WMAPP + 1 to the stdfax.h file

Add the following to OnSize().
(When the window moves, the control has to move to, so this is where it 
  Rect.right - SCROLLBAR_WIDTH,
  Rect.top + TABCTRL_HEIGHT,

Then, you would add the Vert and Horz Scrollbar Handlers.
OnVScroll(UINT nSBCode, UINT nPos, CScrollBar* pScrollBar)
OnHScroll(UINT nSBCode, UINT nPos, CScrollBar* pScrollBar)

Well, that should get you started.  Just Create it, Move it and Handle it.

Good Luck,
Christopher J. Holland [!MVP]

"James Simpson" <JamesSimpson@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
>I was wondering how I can dynamically create a given control in my MFC app. 
> am using Visual C++ .NET 2003 and I would like the control created to be 
> put
> into some sort of a resizable array such as a vector.  I have looked 
> around
> the internet and I have yet to see any articles regarding this topic. 
> Does
> anybody have any ideas as far as how to dynamically create controls in 
> MFC?
> Sincerely,
> James Simpson 

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12/20/2004 8:46:31 AM

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