Microsoft & .NETVisual C#Make A Flat Toolbar In VB5

Make A Flat Toolbar In VB5

You just need to do as followings:

First: copy these code in your module

'Const .....
Public Const WM_USER = &H400
Public Const TB_SETSTYLE = WM_USER + 56
Public Const TB_GETSTYLE = WM_USER + 57
Public Const TBSTYLE_FLAT = &H800
Public Const TBSTYLE_TOOLTIPS = &H100
Public Const TBSTYLE_WRAPABLE = &H200
Public Const TBSTYLE_ALTDRAG = &H400
Public Const TBSTYLE_LIST = &H1000

Public Declare Function SendMessageLong Lib "user32" Alias "SendMessageA" _
(ByVal hwnd As Long, _
ByVal wMsg As Long, _
ByVal wParam As Long, _
ByVal lParam As Long) As Long
Public Declare Function FindWindowEx Lib "user32" Alias "FindWindowExA"_
(ByVal hWnd1 As Long, _
ByVal hWnd2 As Long, _
ByVal lpsz1 As String, _
ByVal lpsz2 As String) As Long

'A public sub in order to make a flat toolbar
'Enteries:tb(the name of your toolbar control)
'Return : no
Public Sub FlatBar(ByVal tb As Toolbar)
Dim style As Long
Dim hToolbar As Long
Dim r As Long
hToolbar = FindWindowEx(tb.hwnd, 0&, "ToolBarWindow32", vbNullString)
style = SendMessageLong(hToolbar, TB_GETSTYLE, 0&, 0&)
If style And TBSTYLE_FLAT Then
style = style Xor TBSTYLE_FLAT
Else: style = style Or TBSTYLE_FLAT
End If
r = SendMessageLong(hToolbar, TB_SETSTYLE, 0, style)
End Sub

Second: In your form put one Toolbar control(named MyTB) and one ImageList control,at the same time put some icons in bind Imagelist with Toolbar get a comm Toolbar.

Third: In your form Load event call sub FlatBar() like this : Call FlatBar(MyTB)

Fourth: Now Run your project to see what happen in you toolbar. is it Cool ?

Posted On: 30-Nov-1998

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