Text in a StatusBar aligned left/right/center

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Text in a StatusBar aligned left/right/center

Post by lola » Tue Aug 16, 2005 6:47 pm


I am creating a status bar with 2 fields. The text in one field should be right-aligned, and the text in the second field should be left-aligned. Is there a way to achieve this?

I create my StatusBar like this:

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int widths[2] = { -1, -1 };
stat = new wxStatusBar (parent, -1);
stat->SetFieldsCount (2);
stat->SetStatusWidths (2, widths);
Please help! How can I align my text??

Thanks a lot!

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Post by eco » Tue Aug 16, 2005 7:22 pm

I know of no way to change the alignment with the standard wxStatusBar. You'll probably need to derive a new class from wxStatusBar. In the OnSize for this new class use GetFieldRect to position and size a left/right/center aligned wxStaticText (and remember to Skip() the event). Create a new function to set the text of this wxStaticText. Finally, override your frame's OnCreateStatus bar to return a pointer of an instances of this new status bar class. It may be possible to do this in a way that keeps SetStatusText() working but you'd probably have to do some wxStatusBar dissection/code analysis to see how it all works.

I'm sure the status bar sample can fill in any details I left out.

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