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  • Michael Mattias
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    I also find that normal user's just don't get an MDI environment
    You mean they don't use ctrl+F6 to cycle through the open documents? Or Ctl+F4 to 'close current document?'

    Ever since the first time I used a Windows(r) MDI application - it was Wordperfect(r) for Windows, around 1990-91 - the whole idea of "one program, many documents open" has just seemed soooo natural.

    Ya gotta wonder what the schools are teaching the kids...

    MCM


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  • Gregery D Engle
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    I also find that normal user's just don't get an MDI environment.

    I'm always having to show them what X to click on when they close
    and document.

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  • Tom Hanlin
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    "Many new and intermediate users find it difficult to learn to use MDI applications."
    -- MSDN, Platform SDK Documentation / User Interface Services / Windows User Interface / Multiple Document Interface.


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  • Michael Mattias
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    I have been trying to add a button to the taskbar for every MDI
    Window i create in my program
    If it's MDI, I thought "proper form" was to use a "Window" menu.

    and in this corner, drifting ever so slowly off-topic...

    I despise the way MS-WORD(r) opens a new "whole window" for each document and puts it on the taskbar.

    I am used to "one application with many documents open", not "one application per document."

    Just wondering exactly which Real World Users asked Microsoft for this "feature."

    MCM


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  • Semen Matusovski
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    I think Word creates ordinary top-level windows (no parent) and that's why they are visible in taskbar.


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  • Tom Hanlin
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    It's not a C++ class, but part of the Windows Shell interface; looks
    like a COM object, so it may be that you can use JA/COM to deal with
    it. JA/COM is a commercial COM interface handler available from

    http://www.jazzagesoft.com


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  • Steve Mc Gregor
    Guest started a topic How to add a taskbar button?

    How to add a taskbar button?

    I have been trying to add a button to the taskbar for every MDI
    Window i create in my program (like office 2000 apps). But
    i can't get it to work.
    After investigate I find that there a C++ class called
    "ITaskbarList" that do the job but, Is posible to get
    it to work with PB?
    It have a AddTab and DeleteTab functions.

    Any advice will be apreciated

    Thanks

    Steve


    PD. If any have a trick that do the job without "ITaskbarList" also post it

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