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SplitBar XT positions and resizes controls by memorizing the initial look of your form when it loads. Then after each resize or splitter move, SplitBar XT will reposition and resize all the controls based on anchoring rules you set for each control. Of course all this is done without code! 

To anchor a control, you just enter a letter in its tag field corresponding to the top, bottom, left or right border. Each control can be anchored to the split bar or to the borders of the SplitBar XT container. This way, all the imaginable situations can be handled in a minute by combining multiple anchors. The hard work is done by SplitBar XT saving you days of coding! 

 
 
 
 

Over 10 properties are included to set horizontal or vertical split, split width, minimum pane size, snap to edge, splitter picture, and more...

Events are raised after moving the split bar or resizing it.

Details on properties and events can be found in the help file available for download.

 


Example:
Place a SplitBar XT on your form. Then place 2 text boxes, 1 combo and 2 command buttons on it: refer to the picture below
 

 
 

In the tag property of each text box and button enter the following letters: (lower case anchor to the split bar and upper case anchor to the borders of the SplitBar XT control)

Name Tag Effect
Combo1 r width resizes with split bar
Text1 rH width resizes with split bar and Height resizes with borders
Text2 mWH position moves horizontally with split bar, width and height resizes with borders
Command1 mYW position moves horizontally with split bar, vertically with borders and width resizes with split bar
Command2 XY position moves horizontally and vertically with borders
 
Paste the following lines in the form resize event: (This is optional)

Private Sub Form_Resize()
   SplitBar1.Height = Me.Height
   SplitBar1.Width = Me.Width
End Sub

That's it, you're done, in less than 2 minutes the result looks like this

 

  

Notice how command1 moves and resizes, command2 moves without resizing but Combo1 resizes without moving. Text1 and Text2 resizes vertically and horizontally! 

Every possible situation can be achieved by combining letters in the Tag property. You can even nest several SplitBar XT in each others.

 
 

  Want to see more? 

To go further, open the included 'sample2.vbp' project from our download page and discover a complex interface done in 5 minutes! Test SplitBar XT look and feel and explore its properties. 

 

 

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