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I have created a bitmap that is 96 by 16 pixels and contains 6 images. I can't seem to find out how to use these images as buttons for a toolbar. I am using Dev-C++ as my compiler. I have figured out how to add images from the CommonControl library. The toolbar section of my code is as follows: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ HWND hTool; TBBUTTON tbb[3]; TBADDBITMAP tbab; hTool = CreateWindowEx(0, TOOLBARCLASSNAME, NULL, WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE, 0, 0, 0, 0, hwnd, (HMENU)IDC_MAIN_TOOL, GetModuleHandle(NULL), NULL); if(hTool == NULL) MessageBox(hwnd, "Could not create tool bar.", "Error", MB_OK | MB_ICONERROR); // Send the TB_BUTTONSTRUCTSIZE message, which is required for // backward compatibility. SendMessage(hTool, TB_BUTTONSTRUCTSIZE, (WPARAM)sizeof(TBBUTTON), 0); tbab.hInst = HINST_COMMCTRL; tbab.nID = IDB_STD_SMALL_COLOR; SendMessage(hTool, TB_ADDBITMAP, 0, (LPARAM)&tbab); ZeroMemory(tbb, sizeof(tbb)); tbb[0].iBitmap = STD_FILENEW; tbb[0].fsState = TBSTATE_ENABLED; tbb[0].fsstyle = TBstyle_BUTTON; tbb[0].idCommand = ID_FILE_NEW; //declared in header tbb[1].iBitmap = STD_FILEOPEN; tbb[1].fsState = TBSTATE_ENABLED; tbb[1].fsstyle = TBstyle_BUTTON; tbb[1].idCommand = ID_FILE_OPEN; //declared in header tbb[2].iBitmap = STD_FILESAVE; tbb[2].fsState = TBSTATE_ENABLED; tbb[2].fsstyle = TBstyle_BUTTON; tbb[2].idCommand = ID_FILE_SAVEAS; //declared in header SendMessage(hTool, TB_ADDBUTTONS, sizeof(tbb)/sizeof(TBBUTTON), (LPARAM)&tbb); ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- That works well, I just can't figure how to do this using my own images.

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Here's a piece of code from one of my apps:

HWND hWndToolbar = NULL;
TBBUTTON buttons[6];

/* Create image list from a custom bitmap */

HIMAGELIST himlToolbar = ImageList_LoadImage(
g_hInstance, /* App instance handle */
(LPCTSTR)IDB_TOOLBAR,/* ID of your custom bitmap in resources */
16, /* Width of each button image within the bitmap */
1, /* By how much toolbar can grow. I don't use this */
RGB(255, 0, 255), /* Transparent color used in button images. I use magenta */

return 1;

/* Create toolbar */

hWndToolbar = CreateWindowEx(0, TOOLBARCLASSNAME, NULL, WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE, 0, 0, 1, 1, hWnd, NULL, g_hInstance, NULL);

return 1;

/* Attach image list to the toolbar */

SendMessage(hWndToolbar, TB_SETIMAGELIST, 0, (LPARAM)himlToolbar);

/* Set common properties for all buttons */

for(int n = 0; n < 6; n++)
buttons[n].iBitmap = n;
buttons[n].fsState = TBSTATE_ENABLED;
buttons[n].fsStyle = TBSTYLE_BUTTON;
buttons[n].dwData = 0;
buttons[n].iString = 0;

/* Set properties specific to each button */

buttons[0].idCommand = ID_EDITOR_ADD;
buttons[1].idCommand = ID_EDITOR_REMOVE;
buttons[2].idCommand = ID_EDITOR_EDIT;
buttons[3].idCommand = ID_EDITOR_DUPLICATE;
buttons[4].idCommand = ID_EDITOR_SAVE;
buttons[5].idCommand = ID_EDITOR_RELOAD;

/* Tell toolbar the size of button structure */

SendMessage(hWndToolbar, TB_BUTTONSTRUCTSIZE, (WPARAM)sizeof(TBBUTTON), 0);

/* Add 6 buttons to the toolbar that we initialized earlier */

SendMessage(hWndToolbar, TB_ADDBUTTONS, (WPARAM)6, (LPARAM)&buttons);

/* Auto-size the toolbar */

SendMessage(hWndToolbar, TB_AUTOSIZE, 0, 0);

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