Hi Jez,
 
I'm in the process of adding all the missing documentation in Win32::GUI. I've documented well over 50 methods that were previously undocumented. If you find any quirks in the Rebar or would like to document some bits of it for me, that would be very helpful, since I've never attempted to use it I'm not the best person to document it.
 
Steve
-----Original Message-----
From: perl-win32-gui-users-admin@lists.sourceforge.net [mailto:perl-win32-gui-users-admin@lists.sourceforge.net]On Behalf Of Jez White
Sent: 19 January 2004 09:55
To: Win32-GUI
Subject: [perl-win32-gui-users] Rebar take 3

Hi,
 
For those who don't know what a rebar (sometimes called "coolbar") control is:
 
It's basically like a tool bar that allows you to create bands where you can attach other controls or child windows. You can move these bands around. Rebar controls are used in a lot of applications, such as word processors where you might have the current style or font in a dropdowns in the "tool bar".
 
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/shellcc/platform/commctls/rebar/rebar.asp
 
The rebar control is badly documented in win32::gui, and has various methods/functions missing and I suspect a couple of bugs - but the control works quite well. The example below, contains a rebar control with three bands. Two of the bands contain a child window. Each child window contains several controls (dropdowns, datetime and buttons). With the Steve's scroll bar example of a few days ago I have changed the way child windows are created, so they now act correctly (they do not take focus away from the main window). I assume that this is the correct approach?
 
In the next couple of days I'll try and find out what methods/functions/events are missing, as well as identify any bugs and create the relevant tracker items. I would be grateful for feed back on this example.
 
Cheers,
 
jez.