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  • Displaying a status bar
  • Displaying a multi-cell status bar
  • Description window of status bar
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Overview

Window control

The status bar of a window is used to display several types of information. For example:
  • an information message linked to the current control.
    This message is entered in the "Help" tab of the description window of the control.
    The message will be displayed in the status bar when the control is selected by the user.
  • a specific information message. This message is displayed by programming with Message.
  • a progress bar. This progress bar is displayed by programming with Gauge.
Windows To display various information simultaneously, the status bar can be divided into several cells.
How to proceed?

Displaying a status bar

To display a status bar in the current window:
  • Windows either select the "Status Bar" option in the "Style" tab of the window description window.
  • Windows Mobile select "Enable the status bar" in the "Style" tab of the window description.
  • select "Windows .. Status bar .. With status bar".on the "Window" pane, in the "Bars and menus" group, expand "Status bar" and select "With status bar".
  • by programming, use ..StatusBar.
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Displaying a multi-cell status bar

To create a multi-cell status bar in a window, you have the ability to add cells:
  • from the description window of the status bar ("Windows .. Status bar .. Edit").from the description window of the status bar: on the "Window" pane, in the "Bars and menus" group, expand "Status Bar" and select "Edit".
  • via the popup menu of the status bar ("Add a cell").
  • by programming, with MessageAddCell.
Each cell can display a specific type of information. See Information displayed in a multi-cell status bar for more details.
Description window of status bar
Windows The description window of a status bar is used to:
To display the description window of a status bar:
  • double-click the status bar.
  • select "Description" from the popup menu of the status bar.
  • select "Windows .. Status bar .. Edit".on the "Window" pane, in the "Bars and menus" group, expand "Status bar" and select "Edit".
Minimum required version
  • Version 9
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