Switching between CMFCRibbonBar based Ribbon interface and CMFCMenuBar/CMFCToolBar based interface on-the-fly

Download sample project – MFCRibbonToolBarDemo Since the advent of MFC Feature Pack, Ribbon bar based interfaces have been extremely popular as well as useful. However, there might be some scenarios/use-cases when one would want to have both the interfaces i.e. the traditional Menu/Toolbar based interface as well as the modern Ribbon bar based interface in…

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MFC Feature pack and desktop composition issue

MFC Feature pack application makes it possible to mimic the look and feel of office and outlook, however, when it comes to customization, well, one has to make a few changes to the application to get the desired result.     Problem   I came across a scenario where an MFC feature application carrying office…


Removing the Frame Caption when Using CMFCVisualManagerOffice2007

When BCGSoft created the classes that Microsoft incorporated as the “MFC Feature Pack” in VS 2008 (and included in SP1), it seems their primary intent was to provide a nearly hands-free implementation of several popularly-requested user interface features.  Especially with the “Visual Manager” classes (derived from CMFCVisualManager), it’s clear that the intent was to easily…

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