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    CommonControls (Replacement of the MS common controls)

    This project is intended to replace the MS common controls for VB6.

    The "MSCOMCTL.OCX" (respectively "COMCTL32.OCX") can be replaced completly.
    The "MSCOMCT2.OCX" (respectively "COMCT232.OCX") can be replaced completly.
    The "RICHTX32.OCX" can be replaced completly.
    The "COMDLG32.OCX" can be replaced completly.
    The "COMCT332.OCX" can be replaced completly.
    The "MCIWNDX.OCX" (shipped with VB5) can be replaced completly.
    The "SYSINFO.OCX" can be replaced completly.

    Following controls are available at the moment:

    - Animation
    - CheckBoxW
    - ComboBoxW
    - CommandButtonW
    - CommandLink
    - CoolBar
    - CommonDialog (Class Module)
    - DTPicker
    - FrameW
    - HotKey
    - ImageCombo
    - ImageList
    - IPAddress
    - LabelW
    - LinkLabel
    - ListBoxW
    - ListView
    - MCIWnd
    - MonthView
    - OptionButtonW
    - Pager
    - ProgressBar
    - RichTextBox
    - Slider
    - SpinBox
    - StatusBar
    - SysInfo
    - TabStrip
    - TextBoxW
    - ToolBar
    - TreeView
    - UpDown

    Unicode is supported for all the stated controls.

    At design time (IDE) there is only one dependency. (OLEGuids.tlb)
    This is a modified version of the original .tlb from the vbaccelerator website.
    But for the compiled .exe there are no dependencies, because the .tlb gets then compiled into the executable.

    Everything should be self explained, because all functions and properties have a description.

    This Demo shows of how to make the ToolBar control accessible per shortcut key on a MDIForm.

    ActiveX Control versions, together with a Registration-Free (Side-by-side) solution:
    Version 1.0
    Version 1.1
    Version 1.2

    Notes:
    - When using the SetParent API, then you should pass .hWndUserControl and not .hWnd to it.
    - When changing the "Project Name", then you should have all forms open, else all properties are lost. Reason is due to the fact that the library to which the controls are referring is the "Project Name" itself. Keeping all forms open will ensure that the .frx files will be updated with the new "Project Name".
    - In order to trap error raises via "On Error Goto ..." or "On Error Resume Next" it is necessary to have "Break on Unhandled Errors" selected instead of "Break in Class Module" on Tools -> Options... -> General -> Error Trapping.
    - If you want to embed the controls into another UserControl then you need to add the following code (Post #597) into your UserControl. As else the accelerator keys like the Left/Right key will not work. This issue is only relevant when using the Std-EXE Version. (The OCX Version will just work fine without any additional code)

    List of revisions:
    Code:
    17-Aug-2015
    - The DatePart function in the Week property uses now vbFirstFourDays instead of vbUseSystem in the MonthView control. (ISO-Norm)
    14-Aug-2015
    - Included the Week property in the MonthView control.
    - Some internal improvements in the DTPicker and MonthView control.
    04-Aug-2015
    - Included the Alignment property in the FrameW control.
    03-Aug-2015
    - Internal improvement in the UseColumnFilterBar property in the ListView control.
    02-Aug-2015
    - Included the EllipsisFormat property and the DisplayedCaption run time property in the LabelW control.
    19-Jul-2015
    - Included the SelectItem function in the ListBoxW control.
      Also replaced LB_ITEMFROMPOINT to the LBItemFromPt comctl32 function as LB_ITEMFROMPOINT is restricted to 16 bit.
    16-Jul-2015
    - Fixed a bug in the Selected property in the ListBoxW control. (only effected single selection ListBoxW)
      Also now the ItemClick event is fired when calling the Selected property resulted in a change. (Same behavior as on the MS ListBox)
    14-Jul-2015
    - The SizeGrip is now shown accordingly in the StatusBar control even when the parent/container has been changed at run time.
    13-Jul-2015
    - The StatusBar control does not need to subclass the parent form anymore.
    - Included the Increment method in the ProgressBar control.
    10-Jul-2015
    - Fixed a bug in the CDDS_ITEMPREPAINT handler in the ListView control.
    - Renamed the method 'SetFocusAPIField' to 'SetFocusToField' in the IPAddress control.
    07-Jul-2015
    - Included the UseColumnFilterBar property and ColumnFilterChanged/ColumnFilterButtonClick/BeforeFilterEdit/AfterFilterEdit event in the ListView control.
    - Included the ColumnFilterChangedTimeout run time property in the ListView control.
    - Included the FilterType/FilterValue property and EditFilter/ClearFilter method of a column header in the ListView control.
    01-Jul-2015
    - Included the DroppedDown property (replaces the ShowCalendar and CloseCalendar methods) in the DTPicker control.
    30-Jun-2015
    - Renamed the event 'GetCustomTipText' to 'ModifyTipText' in the Slider control.
      The Text param is now set to what the current tip text is and if the param changes it updates the tip text.
    28-Jun-2015
    - Included the Reversed property and GetCustomTipText event in the Slider control.
    - Fixed a bug that the tool tip rect's did not update after resizing in the LinkLabel control.
    25-Jun-2015
    - Included the network address validation functionality into the TextBoxW control. ("msctls_netaddress")
      Design time: NetAddressValidator/NetAddressType property.
      Run time: ValidateNetAddress/ShowNetAddressErrorTip method and NetAddressFormat/NetAddressString/NetAddressPortNumber/NetAddressPrefixLength read-only property.
    19-Jun-2015
    - Included the Style/DownPicture/DisabledPicture/UseMaskColor/MaskColor/DrawMode property and OwnerDraw event in the CheckBoxW and OptionButtonW control.
    - Fixed a bug in the Picture property in the CommandButtonW, CheckBoxW and OptionButtonW control.
    17-Jun-2015
    - The MultiColumn property cannot be set to True anymore when the DrawMode property is OwnerDrawVariable in the ListBoxW control.
      MSDN: The LBS_MULTICOLUMN and LBS_OWNERDRAWVARIABLE styles cannot be combined.
    16-Jun-2015
    - Included the ContextMenu event in the ComboBoxW control.
    15-Jun-2015
    - Included the ContextMenu and CalendarContextMenu event in the DTPicker control.
    14-Jun-2015
    - Included the GroupSubsetCount property in the ListView control.
    - Included the SubsetLink, Subseted and SubsetLinkSelected property of a Group in the ListView control.
    12-Jun-2015
    - Fixed an Overflow problem in the ListView control.
    07-Jun-2015
    - Included the FileShareViolation event in the CommonDialog class.
    05-Jun-2015
    - The Container property is now not anymore read-only on a shadow object.
    02-Jun-2015
    - Adjusted the behavior of the picture drawing (graphical style only) in the CommandButtonW control and VisualStyles.bas to match with the original behavior.
    01-Jun-2015
    - Fixed a bug in the handling of the DisabledPicture property in the CommandButtonW control and VisualStyles.bas.
    31-May-2015
    - Included the ForeColor/Style/DownPicture/DisabledPicture/UseMaskColor/MaskColor/DrawMode property and OwnerDraw event in the CommandButtonW control.
    - Some other minor improvements.
    25-May-2015
    - Included the ForeColor and Bold property of a column header in the ListView control.
    - Included the ContextMenu event in the MonthView control.
    20-May-2015
    - Included the CharacterCasing property in the ComboBoxW control.
    07-May-2015
    - In the printer dialogs the resulting printer name is not truncated anymore to 30 characters in the CommonDialog class.
    30-Apr-2015
    - Fixed a bug that it was not possible to use the default file name in the show open dialog in the CommonDialog class.
    11-Feb-2015
    - Fixed a bug in the auto sizing in the LabelW control.
    - Included the ContextMenu event in the Slider control.
    - Removed the ToolTip control.
    19-Jan-2015
    - Some enhancements and modifications are done in the CommonDialog class:
      - Removed the function 'ShowOpenWith' as it does not fit into the concept.
        Because the open with dialog works as a execution and not like the others as a user input.
      - Renamed the function 'ShowFolder' to 'ShowFolderBrowser'.
      - Included the constants CdlCFApply, CdlBIFValidate and CdlBIFStatusText.
      - Included the events InitDialog, FileValidate, ColorValidate, FontApply and FolderBrowserValidateFailed.
      - Included the property 'HookEvents'. (indicates if the dialog box can raise events that requires a hook callback)
      - The folder browser dialog (if CdlBIFBrowseIncludeFiles flag is set) will now also set the FileOffset property, if necessary.
        The RootFolder is now a property and not a optional argument of the folder browser dialog function anymore.
        The OK button is now disabled (CdlBIFReturnOnlyFSDirs flag must be set) if the user selects a "\\ServerName" item. (SHGetPathFromIDList API fails)
      - The page min margins are now as properties and not as optional arguments of the page setup dialog function anymore.
      - The Font object property is removed and replaced with the underlying properties.
        The FontName property is for example now by default empty, as it is not dependent on a object anymore.
        This enables a more appropriate use of the font dialog. This way is the same as in the original CommonDialog control from MS.
      - The find and replace dialog uses now a WH_GETMESSAGE hook instead of a WH_KEYBOARD hook. (more reliable/compact; PostMessage API can now be used)
    - Some other minor improvements.
    29-Dec-2014
    - The behavior of the Text property in the ListBoxW and ComboBoxW control is now equal to the original controls from MS.
    - The embedded tool tips (in TabStrip, ToolBar etc.) supports now multiline also for comctl32.dll version 5.8x.
    27-Dec-2014
    - Included the HotMousePointer/HotMouseIcon property in the ListView control.
    - Included the IMEMode property in the ComboBoxW and ImageCombo control.
    - The SaveToolBar/RestoreToolBar methods are now unicode aware in the ToolBar control.
    - Fixed a bug in the Locked property in the ComboBoxW control.
    - Included the ColumnOrder run time property in the ListView control.
    20-Dec-2014
    - Fixed a bug that the tool tips did not display correctly when using comctl32.dll version 5.8x.
      Reason is that multiline tool tips (TTM_SETMAXTIPWIDTH with value 0) are only supported in comctl32.dll version 6.0 or higher.
    - Certain property bags will not crash anymore when migrating from the MS controls.
    - Included the DTFormat property of a panel in the StatusBar control.
    - Enhanced the Style property (enum values) of a panel in the StatusBar control.
    - Included the OLEObjectsAddFromFile method in the RichTextBox control.
    22-Nov-2014
    - Included the GetTickPosition function and HideThumb property in the Slider control.
    - The ImageList control increments/decrements now the shell mod count.
      This missing element could cause an application not to start, especially on Windows XP.
    - Some bugfixes and improvements.
    15-Nov-2014
    - Included the ThumbLeft/-Top/-Width/-Height and ChannelLeft/-Top/-Width/-Height property in the Slider control.
    
    [...]
    
    11-Nov-2012
    - First release.
    Name:  ComCtlsDemoIDE.jpg
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Size:  60.4 KBName:  ComCtlsDemoEXE.jpg
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    The attached file is a .rar file with a .zip extension so it could be uploaded.
    This is necessary as for a zip file there is a file limit of 500 KB.
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    Re: CommonControlsEx (Replacement of the MS common controls)

    What is the benefit of using these over the existing controls?

    Does each control have the same properties? Do they have new properties?
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    Re: CommonControlsEx (Replacement of the MS common controls)

    The benefit is that these controls are linked to the comctl32.dll, that means they support the latest API calls, functions, properties and visual styles (themes).

    The existing common controls 6.0 from MS are not linked to the comctl32.dll, so they doesn't support the visual styles (themes).
    Reason why: The controls of the comct32.dll are compiled directly into the common controls 6.0 from MS, but as of state of a old version of comctl32.dll

    Only the common controls 5.0 from MS are linked to the comctl32.dll, but the COM hull is very old and so they have a leak of the latest functions and properties. Also controls like the DTPicker, MonthView or UpDown are not included.
    Last edited by Krool; Feb 28th, 2014 at 11:59 AM.

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    Re: CommonControlsEx (Replacement of the MS common controls)

    Quote Originally Posted by Krool View Post
    The benefit is that these controls are linked to the comctl32.dll, that means they support the latest API calls, functions, properties and visual styles (themes).

    The existing common controls 6.0 from MS are not linked to the comctl32.dll, so they doesn't support the visual styles (themes).
    Reason why: The controls of the comct32.dll are compiled directly into the common controls 6.0 from MS, but as of state of a old version of comctl32.dll

    Only the common controls 5.0 from MS are linked to the comctl32.dll, but the COM hull is very old and so they have a leak of the latest functions and properties. Also controls like the DTPicker, MonthView or UpDown are not included.
    Can you please change the OLEGuids.tlb to a new name to avoid conflicts with my existing OLEGuids.tlb in system32 folder?

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    Excellent work!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hack View Post
    What is the benefit of using these over the existing controls?

    Does each control have the same properties? Do they have new properties?
    In addition to what Krool stated, some folks, myself included, prefer that their apps have no dependencies whatsoever.

    The controls have most of the necessary (similarly named) properties and methods and many of them have some new ones as well (the VisualStyles property for instance).

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonney View Post
    Can you please change the OLEGuids.tlb to a new name to avoid conflicts with my existing OLEGuids.tlb in system32 folder?
    Open CommonControlsEx.vbp in any text editor and edit this line:

    Code:
    Reference=*\G{5B1EACE0-EDEB-11E1-AFF1-0800200C9A66}#1.0#0#..\..\..\..\WINDOWS\system32\OLEGuids.tlb#OLE Guid and interface definitions
    to:

    Code:
    Reference=*\G{5B1EACE0-EDEB-11E1-AFF1-0800200C9A66}#1.0#0#OLEGuids\OLEGuids.tlb#OLE Guid and interface definitions
    On Local Error Resume Next: If Not Empty Is Nothing Then Do While Null: ReDim i(True To False) As Currency: Loop: Else Debug.Assert CCur(CLng(CInt(CBool(False Imp True Xor False Eqv True)))): Stop: On Local Error GoTo 0
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonney View Post
    Can you please change the OLEGuids.tlb to a new name to avoid conflicts with my existing OLEGuids.tlb in system32 folder?
    You can just rename the file "OLEGuids.tlb" at your own, for example to "OLEGuids2.tlb"
    That is no problem, because the uuid and library name differs from the original. They can co-exist without conflicts.
    You just need to re-register it in the IDE. (Project -> References... -> Browse for file)
    Last edited by Krool; Nov 12th, 2012 at 12:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krool View Post
    You can just rename the file "OLEGuids.tlb" at your own, for example to "OLEGuids2.tlb"
    That is no problem, because the uuid and library name differs from the original. They can co-exist without conflicts.
    You just need to re-register it in the IDE. (Project -> References... -> Browse for file)
    Thanks. I understood.
    If you can add Unicode support, then those control can be used on PC with whatever locale setting.
    How about others control built by CreateWindowEx such as Listview/Treeview? Listview support more new features such as Grouping now.

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    Re: CommonControlsEx (Replacement of the MS common controls)

    Update released.
    Last edited by Krool; Dec 15th, 2012 at 10:02 AM.

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    Thanks for the update!
    On Local Error Resume Next: If Not Empty Is Nothing Then Do While Null: ReDim i(True To False) As Currency: Loop: Else Debug.Assert CCur(CLng(CInt(CBool(False Imp True Xor False Eqv True)))): Stop: On Local Error GoTo 0
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    Re: CommonControlsEx (Replacement of the MS common controls)

    Update released.

    All controls support now Unicode and some other minor improvements are done.
    Last edited by Krool; Dec 15th, 2012 at 11:24 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krool View Post
    Update released.

    All controls support now Unicode and some other minor improvements are done.
    Fairly support Unicode.
    But because of nature of MS BUTTON, it doesn't an unicode compatible control.
    Never mind, just leave this because it's hard to fully support Unicode for a Command button.

    DrawText hDC, StrPtr(Button.Caption), -1, RectText, DT_CALCRECT Or DT_WORDBREAK
    Button.Caption can never be held Unicode string, internal conversion has been done before you call DrawTextW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonney View Post
    Button.Caption can never be held Unicode string, internal conversion has been done before you call DrawTextW.
    This function will retrieve any button's caption, even if VB displays their Unicode captions as ?????.

    Code:
    Private Declare Function DefWindowProcW Lib "user32.dll" (ByVal hWnd As Long, ByVal uMsg As Long, ByVal wParam As Long, ByVal lParam As Long) As Long
    
    Private Function GetCaption(ByRef oButton As Object) As String
        Const WM_GETTEXT = &HD&, WM_GETTEXTLENGTH = &HE&
        Dim Button_hWnd As Long
    
        On Error GoTo 1
        Button_hWnd = oButton.hWnd
        GetCaption = Space$(DefWindowProcW(Button_hWnd, WM_GETTEXTLENGTH, 0&, 0&))
        DefWindowProcW Button_hWnd, WM_GETTEXT, Len(GetCaption) + 1&, StrPtr(GetCaption)
    1   On Error GoTo 0
    End Function
    VB's Button controls (CommandButton, CheckBox or OptionButton) can actually contain Unicode captions (via DefWindowProcW + WM_SETTEXT). VB doesn't display them properly though.
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    Re: CommonControlsEx (Replacement of the MS common controls)

    Update released.
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    Re: CommonControlsEx (Replacement of the MS common controls)

    Update released.
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    Re: CommonControlsEx (Replacement of the MS common controls)

    Update released.
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    Re: CommonControlsEx (Replacement of the MS common controls)

    Thanks for including the StatusBar control!
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    Re: CommonControlsEx (Replacement of the MS common controls)

    Update released.
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    Update released.
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    Update released.

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    Re: CommonControlsEx (Replacement of the MS common controls)

    Quote Originally Posted by Krool View Post
    Update released.
    Thank you for consistent update.

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    Re: CommonControlsEx (Replacement of the MS common controls)

    its really an amazing work,god bless you.Bro can you add listview and treeview with displayable unicode support?
    it will great achievment if it possible

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    Re: CommonControlsEx (Replacement of the MS common controls)

    Edited: Remove my Post regarding Balloon tooltips, Win8 has fixed the problem.
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    Re: CommonControlsEx (Replacement of the MS common controls)

    Confirmed it is OS problem. The balloon tooltips works perfect on Win8.

    Edited: CommonControlsEx works On Win8.
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    Re: CommonControlsEx (Replacement of the MS common controls)

    Update released.

    ListView control is added.

    Groups and 'Tile' View are for the moment not included.
    It can replace 100% the ListView from „MSCOMCTL.OCX". (Exception: ToolTipText of the ListSubItems)
    But it has also many properties, methods and events more than the original.
    Last edited by Krool; Feb 3rd, 2013 at 02:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krool View Post
    Update released.

    ListView control is added.

    Groups and 'Tile' View are for the moment not included.
    It can replace 100% the ListView from „MSCOMCTL.OCX". (Exception: ToolTipText of the ListSubItems)
    But it has also many properties, methods and events more than the original.
    Thank you for additional Listview.
    From Vista/Win7,MS added lots of new features into Listview, such as enhanced grouping, Checkbox on Header,etc.
    Please consider adding checkbox and Text Edit for subitems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonney View Post
    Please consider adding checkbox and Text Edit for subitems.
    The comctl32.dll does not provide the ability to edit the labels of the subitems.
    Last edited by Krool; Feb 6th, 2013 at 05:08 AM.

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    Re: CommonControls (Replacement of the MS common controls)

    Update released.

    ImageList control is completly rewritten. (It is not compatible with the previous version)

    It works now like the original ImageList from MS but with some improvements, for example that the Style flag of the ListImages Draw method can be combined with multiples styles. (That was not possible in the original ImageList from MS) or that the Overlay function returns an icon instead of a bitmap or that the BackColor can be turned on or off (UseBackColor property).

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    Re: CommonControls (Replacement of the MS common controls)

    Awesome work! I am by far not knocking the work but asking a question.. Is the tab control text a little too far to the right?
    Last edited by brandoncampbell; Feb 26th, 2013 at 10:27 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brandoncampbell View Post
    Is the tab control text a little too far to the right?
    I noticed that too. I think that is due to the new appearance of Windows 7.
    Last edited by Krool; Feb 27th, 2013 at 01:06 AM.

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    Re: CommonControls (Replacement of the MS common controls)

    I think it has something to do with Mnemonics if you don't put the _ before the text it looks fine.

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    I must say I'm truly impressed. Were I still using VB6, this would have been an incredible source of knowledge. I tended to write alot of my own controls(I still do in VB.Net) and I always want to learn as much as possible about creating them. I thought I had a good handle on it it but one glance at your source code, and even what you described about them being linked to ComCtl32.Dll showed me just how little I actually knew about control authoring in VB6. I tip my hat to you sir.
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    Re: CommonControls (Replacement of the MS common controls)

    Update released.

    ImageCombo control is added.

    The biggest advantage is that you can set the style property. ('DropDownCombo', 'DropDownList' or 'SimpleCombo')
    That was not possible on the original ImageCombo control. (It was always as 'DropDownCombo')
    Also new is the 'ItemDrag' event, similar to the one used in the ListView control.

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    Re: CommonControls (Replacement of the MS common controls)

    Nice work dude
    Last edited by brandoncampbell; Mar 15th, 2013 at 02:01 PM.

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    Cool Re: CommonControls (Replacement of the MS common controls)

    Very, very good work. Many thanks to you. I do not like to link to Microsofts Ocx-files (Mscommctl.....). With your controls i don't need that. My exe work so without registrations on every PC. And: i can do more things. I can change the WM_PAINT - message to what i will. I can change the colors, i can add a picture, i can paint the control. I must only change your code a little bit. Awsome.
    Thank you very much!!!!!

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    Re: CommonControls (Replacement of the MS common controls)

    Update released.
    Last edited by Krool; Apr 25th, 2013 at 03:02 PM.

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    Re: CommonControls (Replacement of the MS common controls)

    Update released.

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    Re: CommonControls (Replacement of the MS common controls)

    Thank you for the work - it's a lovely change CommonControls.
    I have one problem, very often crashes when you compile an application (even an example), and the exe-file is created. And sometimes crashes when you press End in the course of the program.
    It would be nice if the progress bar for added display of progress on the taskbar. An example can be found here http://sourceforge.net/p/audica/code...skBarList3.cls

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    Re: CommonControls (Replacement of the MS common controls)

    Also for the beautiful subsclassing commandbutton think it will be good to make changes if there is a caption and a picture, you have the image on the left and the caption to the left of the picture. So the picture will not be imposed on the text.

    Code:
    Private Sub DrawButton(ByVal hWnd As Long, ByVal hDC As Long, Button As Object)
    .....
    If Not Button.Caption = vbNullString Or Len(Button.Caption) > 0 Then
        Set ButtonFont = Button.Font
        FontOld = SelectObject(hDC, ButtonFont.hFont)
        RectText = RectClient
        DrawText hDC, StrPtr(Button.Caption), -1, RectText, DT_CALCRECT Or DT_WORDBREAK
        RectText.Right = RectClient.Right
        If ButtonPic Is Nothing Then
            RectText.Left = RectClient.Left
            RectText.Top = ((RectClient.Bottom - RectText.Bottom) / 2) + 3
            RectText.Bottom = RectText.Top + RectText.Bottom
        Else
            RectText.Left = CInt(Button.Parent.ScaleX(ButtonPic.Width, vbHimetric, vbPixels)) + 4
            'RectText.Top = RectClient.Top '(RectClient.Bottom - RectText.Bottom) + 1
            RectText.Top = (((RectClient.Bottom - RectClient.Top) - (RectText.Bottom - RectText.Top)) / 2) + RectClient.Top
            RectText.Bottom = RectClient.Bottom
        End If
        DrawThemeText Theme, hDC, 1, ButtonState, StrPtr(Button.Caption), -1, DT_CENTER Or DT_WORDBREAK, 0, RectText
        SelectObject hDC, FontOld
    End If
    CloseThemeData Theme
    If Not ButtonPic Is Nothing Then
        W = CInt(Button.Parent.ScaleX(ButtonPic.Width, vbHimetric, vbPixels))
        H = CInt(Button.Parent.ScaleY(ButtonPic.Height, vbHimetric, vbPixels))
        If Not Button.Caption = vbNullString Or Len(Button.Caption) > 0 Then
            X = RectClient.Left
            'Y = RectClient.Top ' + ((RectClient.Bottom - RectClient.Left - H) / 2)
            Y = (((RectClient.Bottom - RectClient.Top) - H) / 2) + RectClient.Top
        Else
            RectClient.Bottom = RectText.Top
            X = RectClient.Left + ((RectClient.Right - RectClient.Left - W) / 2)
            Y = RectClient.Top + ((RectClient.Bottom - RectClient.Left - H) / 2)
        End If
        If Enabled = True Then
            If Button.UseMaskColor = True Then
                Call DrawTransparentPicture(ButtonPic, hDC, X, Y, W, H, WinColor(Button.MaskColor))
            Else
                ButtonPic.Render hDC, X, Y + H, W, -H, 0, 0, ButtonPic.Width, ButtonPic.Height, ByVal 0
            End If
        Else
            Call DrawDisabledPicture(ButtonPic, hDC, X, Y, W, H, WinColor(Button.MaskColor))
        End If
    End If

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    Re: CommonControls (Replacement of the MS common controls)

    sleeeeeeeeeeeeeek

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