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SNAPVW Sample: Uses Property Pages in a Form View Application 

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The SNAPVW sample demonstrates how to use property pages in a form view. The frame of the multiple-document interface (MDI) child window is used in place of a property sheet that might otherwise contain the OK, Cancel, and Apply buttons.

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Building and Running the Sample

To build and run the SNAPVW sample

  1. Open the solution Snap.sln.

  2. On the Build menu, click Build.

  3. On the Debug menu, click Start Without Debugging.

When you run SNAPVW, a set of property pages is displayed within the MDI child frame. CSnapView::OnSize overrides the CFormView base class implementation and calculates the size of the frame window so that it "snaps" to the size of the property pages. CSnapView::Create sets up the window, adds the property pages, and sets the appropriate styles. The Minimize and Maximize buttons have been removed from the child frame window so that the frame remains closely aligned with the edges of the property pages. You can navigate between the pages by clicking the individual pages and choosing the menu items, or by using the mnemonics and arrow keys.


This sample demonstrates the following keywords:

CCmdUI::Enable; CDocument::OnNewDocument; CFormView::Create; CFormView::OnEraseBkgnd; CFormView::OnSize; CFrameWnd::DockControlBar; CFrameWnd::EnableDocking; CObject::AssertValid; CObject::Dump; CObject::GetRuntimeClass; CObject::IsKindOf; CPropertyPage::Create; CPropertySheet::AddPage; CScrollView::SetScrollSizes; ,CWinApp::AddDocTemplate; CWinApp::InitInstance; CWinApp::LoadStdProfileSettings; CWinApp::OnFileNew; CWnd::Create; CWnd::DoDataExchange; CWnd::GetDlgItem; CWnd::GetWindowText; CWnd::OnCreate; CWnd::PreCreateWindow; CWnd::SetDlgCtrlID; CWnd::SetWindowPos; CWnd::ShowWindow


Some samples, such as this one, have not been modified to reflect the changes in the Visual C++ wizards, libraries, and compiler, but still demonstrate how to complete your desired task.

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