Updates: vbAccelerator Toolbar and CoolMenu Control v3.5
11 May 2003
- Bug fix release to fix accelerator and chevron problems.
- Coolmenu accelerators caused problems - sometimes the menus
triggered without the Alt- key being pressed, othertimes they did not trigger
when they should. The logic has been rewritten to correct this.
- Chevrons created by the toolbar did not trigger when clicked with
the mouse. Fixed. The chevron now also uses a Menu window class as a base so it
draws in the same way as menus on the system.
- Some non-English keys did not work as accelerators. Fixed with code
provided by Sergey Pitutin.
- The Toolbar, Rebar and ToolbarHost controls could not be hosted
on a UserControl. They now can. Thanks to Alexander Stetsenko for the information.
- The MDI buttons in the toolbar host control now render using XP
Visual Style if appropriate. Thanks to Nguyen Tuan Anh for the suggestion.
SaveLayout and RestoreLayout (beta) methods have been
added to the Rebar based on a method suggested by Ralph Brugger at LinkPool. Feedback
23 Apr 2003
- Version 3.5 released with Office XP style button support.
- When you customised which buttons were displayed in a toolbar from a chevron
menu, the customise menu got corrupted. This now works the same way as Office XP.
- On clicking a menu item from a drop-down which had been hidden as an
infrequently used item and then shown, the click event did not fire. Now all menus raise
a click event correctly.
- Controls added to the toolbar now have SetParent called so they correctly
follow the toolbar. Controls are also now centred vertically in the toolbar.
- XP Visual Styles are now automatically turned off for any menu bar. There
is a new DrawStyle property which allows XP Visual Styles to be enabled/disabled or
Office XP style drawing to be set.
- If the first item in a CoolMenu was made invisible, the menu disappeared
whenever the highlighted menu went to the left. The menu now works regardless of which
menu items are visible.
- Pressing Alt did not put the menu into keyboard tracking mode. Alt and
Escape now work correctly.
- VB6 MSCOMCTL.OCX ImageLists are now supported, although only in Office XP
- The Toolbar can now be used within a VB UserControl. See the Tutorial
3 Jan 2003
- Added Property Set procedures for the ImagePicture properties. Thanks to
Sergey Pitutin for noting this.
- Added a manifest to the demonstration project to show XP Visual Styled toolbars under XP.
25 Nov 2002
- Version 3.0 of the control released, with a number of new features and fixes:
- Improved integration with the PopupMenu, allowing you to create toolbars or menus
from any PopupMenu submenu. Dropdowns are automatically created; you can also add an Office style
customise toolbar menu to the Chevron.
- You can now add controls or set the controls for buttons directly into the toolbar,
rather than having to use the Toolbar host control. This works much more smoothly.
- Improved subclassing and clear-up stability.
- No longer overwrites the title bar with an old-style title bar.
- Full XP compatibility for CoolMenus
1 Nov 1999
- A new VB6 binary of the control is available, courtesy of Glenn Halbedl. Thanks! Plus a new VB5 compile including 13 minor bug fixes and changes to the control.
21 Mar 1999
- A few display and code bugs crept into the released version of the control. These are now fixed in the download code. Please note that you need version 1.2 (or higher) of the vbAccelerator ImageList Control to run the demonstration project.
- Sorting a grid with two rows caused a GPF.
- Focus rectangle did not draw with dots unless system highlight colour was black. Focus rectangle also drew when the grid was out of focus (hmmm...) (thanks to Sven Wiese Solty).
- Grid did not reorder when the column before an invisible column was dragged by one place (thanks to Sven Wiese Solty).
- Only standard character set fonts were supported. Now all font types and DBCS characters should work correctly. (thanks to Lance Franklin).
- Row following a group row drew in system highlight colour (thanks to Dion Wiggins).