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Styles for the Progress Control

When you initially create the progress control (CProgressCtrl::Create), use the dwStyle parameter to specify the desired window styles for your progress control. The following list details the applicable window styles. The control ignores any window style other than the ones listed here. You should always create the control as a child window, usually of a dialog box parent.

Window style Effect
WS_BORDER Creates a border around the window.
WS_CHILD Creates a child window (should always be used for CProgressCtrl).
WS_CLIPCHILDREN Excludes the area occupied by child windows when you draw within the parent window. Used when you create the parent window.
WS_CLIPSIBLINGS Clips child windows relative to each other.
WS_DISABLED Creates a window that is initially disabled.
WS_VISIBLE Creates a window that is initially visible.
WS_TABSTOP Specifies that the control can receive focus when the user presses the TAB key to move to it.

In addition, you can specify two styles that apply only to the progress control, PBS_VERTICAL and PBS_SMOOTH.

Use PBS_VERTICAL to orient the control vertically, rather than horizontally. Use PBS_SMOOTH to fill the control completely, rather than displaying small delineated squares that fill the control incrementally.

Without PBS_SMOOTH style:

Standard progress bar style.


Progress bar style, smooth and vertical.

For more information, see Window Styles in the MFC Reference.

See also

Using CProgressCtrl