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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. Also these are full DPI-Aware.

    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 (End of support)
    Version 1.1 (End of support)
    Version 1.2
    Version 1.3

    Notes:
    - When using the SetParent API, then pass .hWndUserControl and not .hWnd to it.
    - When changing the "Project Name", then have all forms open, else all properties are lost. Reason is because the library to which the controls are referring to is the "Project Name" itself. Having 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:
    23-Aug-2016
    - Included the VisualTheme property in the TreeView and ListView control.
      The SetExplorerTheme method has been removed.
    19-Aug-2016
    - Internal improvement in the TextBoxW control.
    15-Aug-2016
    - Fixed a bug that setting the Text property does not fire the Change event in the TextBoxW control.
      That bug appeared only when the MultiLine property was set to True.
      MSDN: EN_CHANGE is not sent when the ES_MULTILINE style is used and the text is sent through WM_SETTEXT.
    14-Aug-2016
    - Fixed a bug that setting the Text property does not fire the Change event in the ComboBoxW control.
    12-Aug-2016
    - Included the Orientation property in ToolBar control.
      This property is read-only when the Align property is <> vbAlignNone.
    - The Align property is now also available when setting to a shadow object. ('Set' command)
      Affected are only the alignable controls. (ToolBar, CoolBar, ProgressBar, StatusBar and Pager)
    08-Aug-2016
    - Included the VerticalAlignment property in the LabelW control.
    22-Jul-2016
    - Internal improvement in the ImageList control.
    21-Jul-2016
    - Bugfix in the ImageList control.
    18-Jul-2016
    - Some minor internal improvements.
    15-Jul-2016
    - Internal improvement when Redraw property is False in the TreeView, ListView, ComboBoxW and ListBoxW control.
    08-Jul-2016
    - It is now allowed to set a zero ImageWidth and/or ImageHeight property in the ImageList control.
      When adding the first picture into the ImageList the zero ImageWidth and/or ImageHeight will then be set automatically.
      This behavior is equal to the original MS control.
    07-Jul-2016
    - Image property in class collections are now as Variant.
      This allows to set a index or key of an image in an associated image list control.
      Affected are the CoolBar, ListView, ToolBar, ImageCombo, TabStrip and TreeView control.
      It is necessary to replace all components.
    - Some other minor internal improvements.
    27-Jun-2016
    - Internal improvement for SyncProperty in the UpDown control.
    23-Jun-2016
    - Minor improvement in the ImageList property on all affected controls.
    20-Jun-2016
    - Included the Enabled property of a node in the TreeView control.
      This indicates only if a node is drawn in grey. The application is responsible to limit the user interaction. (via the Before... events)
    11-Jun-2016
    - Some minor internal improvements.
    08-Jun-2016
    - Fixed a bug that LabelEdit was not working (anymore) in the ListView control.
      This bug came into effect after the recent internal improvement.
      Friend method 'FInit' of a ListItem was changed and forgot in LVN_ENDLABELEDIT to reflect this.
    04-Jun-2016
    - Included the Level property of a Node in the TreeView control.
    02-Jun-2016
    - Included the ItemFromPos property in 'CbrBands' in the CoolBar control.
    01-Jun-2016
    - Bugfix in the Key (String) handling for the ListSubItems method 'Add', 'Item' and 'Remove' in the ListView control.
    31-May-2016
    - Noticeable less memory consumption in Report View in the ListView control.
      Also the Tag property in 'LvwListSubItem' is now as Variant.
    - Some other minor internal improvements.
    30-May-2016
    - Fixed a bug when adding a ListSubItem in-between in the ListView control.
    29-May-2016
    - Tag property in class collections are now as Variant. (except for 'LvwListSubItem', which remains as String)
      At design-time only String variables can be set, like in the original MS control.
      It is not allowed to store circular reference objects. (error will be raised)
      Example: 'Set TreeView1.Nodes(1).Tag = TreeView1.Object' (Though TreeView1 without '.Object' is allowed)
    28-May-2016
    - Shadow objects in class collections are now also decoupled in run-time controls. (ImageCombo, LinkLabel, ListView and TreeView control)
      This ensures that UserControl_Terminate will always be fired.
      They were already decoupled in design-time controls. (TabStrip, StatusBar, ToolBar, CoolBar and ImageList control)
    26-May-2016
    - Included the ItemFromPos property in 'LvwColumnHeaders' in the ListView control. (via HDM_ORDERTOINDEX)
    25-May-2016
    - Included the NodeBeforeCheck event in the TreeView control.
    23-May-2016
    - Minor bugfixes in the TopItem property in the ListView control.
    22-May-2016
    - Improved the TopItem property in the ListView control.
      It can be used now also when groups are enabled in 'report' view. (LVM_GETTOPINDEX fails in this case, thus a workaround was necessary)
      Enhanced the code when in 'Icon', 'SmallIcon' and 'Tile' view.
    21-May-2016
    - Included the NodeBeforeSelect event in the TreeView control.
    - Removed the GetFirstVisible function in the TreeView, ListView and ImageCombo control.
      It has been replaced by the TopItem property. It can be even 'Set' in the TreeView and ImageCombo control.
    - The NodeCheck event is now also fired when the checked state of a node was changed by code in the TreeView control.
    - The ItemCheck event is now also fired when the checked state of an item was changed by code in the ListBoxW control.
    - The ColumnCheck event is now also fired when the checked state of a column header was changed by code in the ListView control.
    19-May-2016
    - The DragIcon, DragMode and ToolTipText property are now also available when setting to a shadow object. ('Set' command)
    - The Drag and SetFocus method are now also available when setting to a shadow object. ('Set' command)
    17-May-2016
    - Included the class 'RtfOleCallback' in the RichTextBox control.
      This decouples the IRichEditOleCallback interface and ensures UserControl_Terminate will always be fired.
      When updating, please replace all components. (e.g. RichTextBoxBase.bas)
    16-May-2016
    - Improved the Expanded property of a Node in the TreeView control. It works now like in the original MS control.
      It is now ensured that BeforeCollapse/BeforeExpand and Collapse/Expand events are always fired when state is being changed.
      Also it is now possible to set the expanded state even when there are no child items associated.
    - To support large numbers the Children property of a Node returns now 'Long' instead of 'Integer' in the TreeView control.
    15-May-2016
    - It is now possible to pass a Node object in the Relative parameter in Nodes.Add and Node.Move in the TreeView control.
    - Removed the error message 'the size of the selected picture is not compatible' in the Images property page of the ImageList control.
      So at design time it is now allowed to select different sized pictures. At run time it was already allowed.
      The original MS control allows it also. So such error message was a unnecessary limitation.
    12-May-2016
    - Fixed a bug in the Move method of a Node and some other internal improvements in the TreeView control.
      Bugs were in relation to the new ExpandedImage property of a Node.
    11-May-2016
    - Included the ExpandedImage property of a Node in the TreeView control.
    08-May-2016
    - The SelChange event is now also fired when value or selection was changed by code in the MonthView control.
    - Some internal improvements in the DTPicker and MonthView control.
    06-May-2016
    - Fixed a bug that the DateClicked parameter in the DateClick event was invalid in the MonthView control.
    - Included Error 35770 "An invalid date range was specified" in the MonthView control.
    05-May-2016
    - Fixed a bug that the Change event was not fired when the checkbox state changed in the DTPicker control.
    - Included Error 35787 "Can't set Value to Null when CheckBox property is False" in the DTPicker control.
      This Error is also raised in the original MS control.
    04-May-2016
    - The Change event is now also fired when value was changed by code in the DTPicker control.
      Though in the original MS control it is only raised when value was changed by user.
      But that makes actually no sense and might be even a bug in the original MS control.
    15-Apr-2016
    - Minor adjustment to the BackColor in the StatusBar control so that the Pager control can recognize it.
    31-Mar-2016
    - Minor bugfix in the internal Numeric/Currency/Date sorting functions in the ListView control.
    09-Mar-2016
    - Improved the calculation that determines if DPIs are different. All controls are now really "DPI Aware".
    01-Mar-2016
    - Bugfixes and improvements for vertical ToolBar control. (Align property set to vbAlignLeft or vbAlignRight)
      The Vertical ToolBar behaves now like the original MS control when the Wrappable property is set to False.
      Also changing from horizontal to vertical and vice versa after initialization works now properly.
    29-Feb-2016
    - All controls are now "DPI Aware". (concerns exotic DPI or very large DPI, e.g. 113% and 200%)
    - ComboBoxW with Style 'CboStyleDropDownCombo' is now working on Windows 2000.
      Message CB_GETCOMBOBOXINFO is not supported on Windows 2000, so little workaround was necessary to solve this.
    - Some other minor internal improvements.
    25-Feb-2016
    - Minor adjustment to the BackColor in the ToolBar control so that the Pager control can recognize it.
    24-Feb-2016
    - Fixed a bug that the Scroll event fired twice instead of once in the Slider control.
    19-Feb-2016
    - The BackColor property in the ToolBar control is now shown/visible at design-time.
      But it remains ignored when the control paints via double-buffering. (also at run-time)
    30-Jan-2016
    - Included the ShowTrailingDates property in the MonthView control.
    - Included the CalendarShowTrailingDates property in the DTPicker control.
    - Forgot to rename the HotTrack property to 'HotTracking' in the property page of the SpinBox control.
    28-Jan-2016
    - Fixed a bug in the LVN_ITEMACTIVATE handler in the ListView control.
      The Shift parameter in the ItemActivate event was not properly set.
    
    [...]
    
    11-Nov-2012
    - First release.
    Name:  ComCtlsDemoIDE.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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    Re: CommonControlsEx (Replacement of the MS common controls)

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

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

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

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    Update released.

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    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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    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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    sleeeeeeeeeeeeeek

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