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  • Displaying a status bar
  • Displaying a multi-cell status bar
  • Status bar description window
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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 can be entered in the "Help" tab of the control description window.
    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 ProgressBar.
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, perform one of the following actions:
  • Windows select "Status Bar" in the "Style" tab of the window description.
  • Windows Mobile select "Enable the status bar (WinCE)" in the "Style" tab of the window description.
  • 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

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