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Toolbar

This section contains information about the programming elements used with toolbar controls.

Overviews

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About Toolbar Controls

A toolbar is a control that contains one or more buttons. Each button, when clicked by a user, sends a command message to the parent window. Typically, the buttons in a toolbar correspond to items in the application's menu, providing an additional and more direct way for the user to access an application's commands.

Using Toolbar Controls

This topic contains implementation details and example code for using toolbar controls in your applications.

 

Functions

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CreateMappedBitmap

Creates a bitmap for use in a toolbar.

CreateToolbarEx

Creates a toolbar window and adds the specified buttons to the toolbar.

Note   This function is deprecated, because it does not support all features of toolbars. Use CreateWindowEx instead. For examples, see Using Toolbar Controls.

 

Messages

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TB_ADDBITMAP

Adds one or more images to the list of button images available for a toolbar.

TB_ADDBUTTONS

Adds one or more buttons to a toolbar.

TB_ADDSTRING

Adds a new string to the toolbar's string pool.

TB_AUTOSIZE

Causes a toolbar to be resized.

TB_BUTTONCOUNT

Retrieves a count of the buttons currently in the toolbar.

TB_BUTTONSTRUCTSIZE

Specifies the size of the TBBUTTON structure.

TB_CHANGEBITMAP

Changes the bitmap for a button in a toolbar.

TB_CHECKBUTTON

Checks or unchecks a given button in a toolbar.

TB_COMMANDTOINDEX

Retrieves the zero-based index for the button associated with the specified command identifier.

TB_CUSTOMIZE

Displays the Customize Toolbar dialog box.

TB_DELETEBUTTON

Deletes a button from the toolbar.

TB_ENABLEBUTTON

Enables or disables the specified button in a toolbar.

TB_GETANCHORHIGHLIGHT

Retrieves the anchor highlight setting for a toolbar.

TB_GETBITMAP

Retrieves the index of the bitmap associated with a button in a toolbar.

TB_GETBITMAPFLAGS

Retrieves the flags that describe the type of bitmap to be used.

TB_GETBUTTON

Retrieves information about the specified button in a toolbar.

TB_GETBUTTONINFO

Retrieves extended information for a button in a toolbar.

TB_GETBUTTONSIZE

Retrieves the current width and height of toolbar buttons, in pixels.

TB_GETBUTTONTEXT

Retrieves the display text of a button on a toolbar.

TB_GETCOLORSCHEME

Retrieves the color scheme information from the toolbar control.

TB_GETDISABLEDIMAGELIST

Retrieves the image list that a toolbar control uses to display inactive buttons.

TB_GETEXTENDEDSTYLE

Retrieves the extended styles for a toolbar control.

TB_GETHOTIMAGELIST

Retrieves the image list that a toolbar control uses to display hot buttons.

TB_GETHOTITEM

Retrieves the index of the hot item in a toolbar.

TB_GETIDEALSIZE

Gets the ideal size of the toolbar.

TB_GETIMAGELIST

Retrieves the image list that a toolbar control uses to display buttons in their default state. A toolbar control uses this image list to display buttons when they are not hot or disabled.

TB_GETIMAGELISTCOUNT

Gets the number of image lists associated with the toolbar.

TB_GETINSERTMARK

Retrieves the current insertion mark for the toolbar.

TB_GETINSERTMARKCOLOR

Retrieves the color used to draw the insertion mark for the toolbar.

TB_GETITEMDROPDOWNRECT

Gets the bounding rectangle of the dropdown window for a toolbar item with style BTNS_DROPDOWN.

TB_GETITEMRECT

Retrieves the bounding rectangle of a button in a toolbar.

TB_GETMAXSIZE

Retrieves the total size of all of the visible buttons and separators in the toolbar.

TB_GETMETRICS

Retrieves the metrics of a toolbar control.

TB_GETOBJECT

Retrieves the IDropTarget for a toolbar control.

TB_GETPADDING

Retrieves the padding for a toolbar control.

TB_GETPRESSEDIMAGELIST

Gets the image list that a toolbar control uses to display buttons in a pressed state.

TB_GETRECT

Retrieves the bounding rectangle for a specified toolbar button.

TB_GETROWS

Retrieves the number of rows of buttons in a toolbar with the TBSTYLE_WRAPABLE style.

TB_GETSTATE

Retrieves information about the state of the specified button in a toolbar, such as whether it is enabled, pressed, or checked.

TB_GETSTRING

Retrieves a string from a toolbar's string pool.

TB_GETSTYLE

Retrieves the styles currently in use for a toolbar control.

TB_GETTEXTROWS

Retrieves the maximum number of text rows that can be displayed on a toolbar button.

TB_GETTOOLTIPS

Retrieves the handle to the tooltip control, if any, associated with the toolbar.

TB_GETUNICODEFORMAT

Retrieves the Unicode character format flag for the control.

TB_HASACCELERATOR

Intended for internal use; not recommended for use in applications.

Retrieves a count of toolbar buttons that have the specified accelerator character.

TB_HIDEBUTTON

Hides or shows the specified button in a toolbar.

TB_HITTEST

Determines where a point lies in a toolbar control.

TB_INDETERMINATE

Sets or clears the indeterminate state of the specified button in a toolbar.

TB_INSERTBUTTON

Inserts a button in a toolbar.

TB_INSERTMARKHITTEST

Retrieves the insertion mark information for a point in a toolbar.

TB_ISBUTTONCHECKED

Determines whether the specified button in a toolbar is checked.

TB_ISBUTTONENABLED

Determines whether the specified button in a toolbar is enabled.

TB_ISBUTTONHIDDEN

Determines whether the specified button in a toolbar is hidden.

TB_ISBUTTONHIGHLIGHTED

Checks the highlight state of a toolbar button.

TB_ISBUTTONINDETERMINATE

Determines whether the specified button in a toolbar is indeterminate.

TB_ISBUTTONPRESSED

Determines whether the specified button in a toolbar is pressed.

TB_LOADIMAGES

Loads system-defined button images into a toolbar control's image list.

TB_MAPACCELERATOR

Determines the ID of the button that corresponds to the specified accelerator character.

TB_MARKBUTTON

Sets the highlight state of a given button in a toolbar control.

TB_MOVEBUTTON

Moves a button from one index to another.

TB_PRESSBUTTON

Presses or releases the specified button in a toolbar.

TB_REPLACEBITMAP

Replaces an existing bitmap with a new bitmap.

TB_SAVERESTORE

Send this message to initiate saving or restoring a toolbar state.

TB_SETANCHORHIGHLIGHT

Sets the anchor highlight setting for a toolbar.

TB_SETBITMAPSIZE

Sets the size of the bitmapped images to be added to a toolbar.

TB_SETBOUNDINGSIZE

Intended for internal use; not recommended for use in applications.

Sets the bounding size for a multi-column toolbar control.

TB_SETBUTTONINFO

Sets the information for an existing button in a toolbar.

TB_SETBUTTONSIZE

Sets the size of buttons on a toolbar.

TB_SETBUTTONWIDTH

Sets the minimum and maximum button widths in the toolbar control.

TB_SETCMDID

Sets the command identifier of a toolbar button.

TB_SETCOLORSCHEME

Sets the color scheme information for the toolbar control.

TB_SETDISABLEDIMAGELIST

Sets the image list that the toolbar control will use to display disabled buttons.

TB_SETDRAWTEXTFLAGS

Sets the text drawing flags for the toolbar.

TB_SETEXTENDEDSTYLE

Sets the extended styles for a toolbar control.

TB_SETHOTIMAGELIST

Sets the image list that the toolbar control will use to display hot buttons.

TB_SETHOTITEM

Sets the hot item in a toolbar.

TB_SETHOTITEM2

Sets the hot item in a toolbar.

TB_SETIMAGELIST

Sets the image list that the toolbar uses to display buttons that are in their default state.

TB_SETINDENT

Sets the indentation for the first button in a toolbar control.

TB_SETINSERTMARK

Sets the current insertion mark for the toolbar.

TB_SETINSERTMARKCOLOR

Sets the color used to draw the insertion mark for the toolbar.

TB_SETLISTGAP

Sets the distance between the toolbar buttons on a specific toolbar.

TB_SETMAXTEXTROWS

Sets the maximum number of text rows displayed on a toolbar button.

TB_SETMETRICS

Sets the metrics of a toolbar control.

TB_SETPADDING

Sets the padding for a toolbar control.

TB_SETPARENT

Sets the window to which the toolbar control sends notification codes.

TB_SETPRESSEDIMAGELIST

Sets the image list that the toolbar uses to display buttons that are in a pressed state.

TB_SETROWS

Sets the number of rows of buttons in a toolbar.

TB_SETSTATE

Sets the state for the specified button in a toolbar.

TB_SETSTYLE

Sets the style for a toolbar control.

TB_SETTOOLTIPS

Associates a tooltip control with a toolbar.

TB_SETUNICODEFORMAT

Sets the Unicode character format flag for the control. This message allows you to change the character set used by the control at run time rather than having to re-create the control.

TB_SETWINDOWTHEME

Sets the visual style of a toolbar control.

TB_TRANSLATEACCELERATOR

Passes a keyboard message to the toolbar.

 

Notifications

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NM_CHAR (toolbar)

Sent by the toolbar when it receives a WM_CHAR message. This notification code is sent in the form of a WM_NOTIFY message.

NM_CLICK (toolbar)

Sent by a toolbar control when the user clicks an item with the left mouse button. This notification code is sent in the form of a WM_NOTIFY message.

NM_CUSTOMDRAW (toolbar)

Sent by the toolbar to notify its parent window about drawing operations. This notification code is sent in the form of a WM_NOTIFY message.

NM_DBLCLK (toolbar)

Notifies the parent window of a toolbar control that the user has double-clicked the left mouse button within the control. This notification code is sent in the form of a WM_NOTIFY message.

NM_KEYDOWN (toolbar)

Sent by a control when the control has the keyboard focus and the user presses a key. This notification code is sent in the form of a WM_NOTIFY message.

NM_LDOWN

Notifies a toolbar's parent window that the left mouse button has been pressed. This notification code is sent in the form of a WM_NOTIFY message.

NM_RCLICK (toolbar)

Sent by a toolbar control when the user clicks the toolbar with the right mouse button. This notification code is sent in the form of a WM_NOTIFY message.

NM_RDBLCLK (toolbar)

Notifies a control's parent window that the user has double-clicked the right mouse button within the control. This notification code is sent in the form of a WM_NOTIFY message.

NM_RELEASEDCAPTURE (toolbar)

Notifies a toolbar control's parent window that the control is releasing mouse capture. This notification code is sent in the form of a WM_NOTIFY message.

NM_TOOLTIPSCREATED (toolbar)

Notifies a toolbar's parent window that the toolbar has created a tooltip control. This notification code is sent in the form of a WM_NOTIFY message.

TBN_BEGINADJUST

Notifies a toolbar's parent window that the user has begun customizing a toolbar. This message code is sent in the form of a WM_NOTIFY message.

TBN_BEGINDRAG

Notifies a toolbar's parent window that the user has begun dragging a button in a toolbar. This notification code is sent in the form of a WM_NOTIFY message.

TBN_CUSTHELP

Notifies a toolbar's parent window that the user has chosen the Help button in the Customize Toolbar dialog box. This notification code is sent in the form of a WM_NOTIFY message.

TBN_DELETINGBUTTON

Sent by a toolbar control when a button is about to be deleted.

TBN_DRAGOUT

Sent by a toolbar control when the user clicks a button and then moves the cursor off the button. This notification code is sent in the form of a WM_NOTIFY message.

TBN_DRAGOVER

Ascertains whether a TB_MARKBUTTON message should be sent for a button that is being dragged over. This notification code is sent in the form of a WM_NOTIFY message.

TBN_DROPDOWN

Sent by a toolbar control when the user clicks a dropdown button. This notification code is sent in the form of a WM_NOTIFY message.

TBN_DUPACCELERATOR

Ascertains whether an accelerator key can be used on two or more active toolbars. This notification code is sent in the form of a WM_NOTIFY message.

TBN_ENDADJUST

Notifies a toolbar's parent window that the user has stopped customizing a toolbar. This notification code is sent in the form of a WM_NOTIFY message.

TBN_ENDDRAG

Notifies the toolbar's parent window that the user has stopped dragging a button in a toolbar. This notification code is sent in the form of a WM_NOTIFY message.

TBN_GETBUTTONINFO

Retrieves toolbar customization information and notifies the toolbar's parent window of any changes being made to the toolbar. This notification code is sent in the form of a WM_NOTIFY message.

TBN_GETDISPINFO

Retrieves display information for a toolbar item. This notification is sent in the form of a WM_NOTIFY message.

TBN_GETINFOTIP

Retrieves infotip information for a toolbar item. This notification code is sent in the form of a WM_NOTIFY message.

TBN_GETOBJECT

Sent by a toolbar control that uses the TBSTYLE_REGISTERDROP style to request a drop target object when the pointer passes over one of its buttons. This notification code is sent in the form of a WM_NOTIFY message.

TBN_HOTITEMCHANGE

Sent by a toolbar control when the hot (highlighted) item changes. This notification code is sent in the form of a WM_NOTIFY message.

TBN_INITCUSTOMIZE

Notifies a toolbar's parent window that customizing has started. This notification code is sent in the form of a WM_NOTIFY message.

TBN_MAPACCELERATOR

Requests the index of the button in the toolbar corresponding to the specified accelerator character. This notification code is sent in the form of a WM_NOTIFY message.

TBN_QUERYDELETE

Notifies the toolbar's parent window whether a button may be deleted from a toolbar while the user is customizing the toolbar. This notification code is sent in the form of a WM_NOTIFY message.

TBN_QUERYINSERT

Notifies the toolbar's parent window whether a button may be inserted to the left of the specified button while the user is customizing a toolbar. This notification code is sent in the form of a WM_NOTIFY message.

TBN_RESET

Notifies the toolbar's parent window that the user has reset the content of the Customize Toolbar dialog box. This notification code is sent in the form of a WM_NOTIFY message.

TBN_RESTORE

Notifies a toolbar's parent window that a toolbar is in the process of being restored. This notification code is sent in the form of a WM_NOTIFY message.

TBN_SAVE

Notifies a toolbar's parent window that a toolbar is in the process of being saved. This notification code is sent in the form of a WM_NOTIFY message.

TBN_TOOLBARCHANGE

Notifies the toolbar's parent window that the user has customized a toolbar. This notification code is sent in the form of a WM_NOTIFY message.

TBN_WRAPACCELERATOR

Requests the index of the button in one or more toolbars corresponding to the specified accelerator character. This notification code is sent in the form of a WM_NOTIFY message.

TBN_WRAPHOTITEM

Notifies an application with two or more toolbars that the hot item is about to change. This notification code is sent in the form of a WM_NOTIFY message.

 

Structures

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COLORMAP

Contains information used by the CreateMappedBitmap function to map the colors of the bitmap.

NMTBCUSTOMDRAW

Contains information specific to an NM_CUSTOMDRAW notification code sent by a toolbar control.

NMTBDISPINFO

Contains and receives display information for a toolbar item. This structure is used with the TBN_GETDISPINFO notification code.

NMTBGETINFOTIP

Contains and receives infotip information for a toolbar item. This structure is used with the TBN_GETINFOTIP notification code.

NMTBHOTITEM

Contains information used with the TBN_HOTITEMCHANGE notification code.

NMTBRESTORE

Allows applications to extract the information that was placed in NMTBSAVE when the toolbar state was saved. This structure is passed to applications when they receive a TBN_RESTORE notification code.

NMTBSAVE

This structure is passed to applications when they receive a TBN_SAVE notification code. It contains information about the button currently being saved. Applications can modify the values of the members to save additional information.

NMTOOLBAR

Contains information used to process toolbar notification codes. This structure supersedes the TBNOTIFY structure.

TBADDBITMAP

Adds a bitmap that contains button images to a toolbar.

TBBUTTON

Contains information about a button in a toolbar.

TBBUTTONINFO

Contains or receives information for a specific button in a toolbar.

TBINSERTMARK

Contains information on the insertion mark in a toolbar control.

TBMETRICS

Defines the metrics of a toolbar that are used to shrink or expand toolbar items.

TBREPLACEBITMAP

Used with the TB_REPLACEBITMAP message to replace one toolbar bitmap with another.

TBSAVEPARAMS

Specifies the location in the registry where the TB_SAVERESTORE message stores and retrieves information about the state of a toolbar.

 

Constants

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Toolbar Button States

This section lists the states a toolbar button can have.

Toolbar Control and Button Styles

The following window styles are specific to toolbars. They are combined with other window styles when the toolbar is created.

Note For Common Controls version 6.00, if a visual style is being used with the toolbar, buttons are always transparent regardless of the style setting. Otherwise, transparency behavior is normal as indicated by the use of the TBSTYLE_FLAT or TBSTYLE_TRANSPARENT style.

Note  Comctl32.dll version 6 is not redistributable but it is included in Windows XP or later. To use Comctl32.dll version 6, specify it in a manifest. For more information on manifests, see Enabling Visual Styles.

Toolbar Extended Styles

This section lists the extended styles supported by toolbar controls.

Toolbar Standard Button Image Index Values

This section specifies index values of images within standard bitmaps.

 

 

 

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