How to hide and restore (unhide) system toolbars in Visual FoxPro 3.0 and later versions

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SUMMARY

By using the two short programs (TBSAVE.PRG and TBREST.PRG) listed in this article, you can hide and restore system toolbars in Microsoft Visual FoxPro 3.0 and later versions.

  • TBSAVE.PRG hides the system toolbars. It first saves the status of all known Visual FoxPro toolbars to an array (gaTbsets). The array (gaTbsets) should be scoped to your application, although it is automatically redimensioned.
  • TBREST.PRG restores (unhides) the system toolbars that were hidden by the TBSAVE.PRG program. It uses the gaTbsets array created by the TBSAVE.PRG program to restore the hidden toolbars.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about how to include Report toolbars in a distributed application, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
138969 How to Include Report Toolbars in a Distributed Application

Step-by-Step Example

  1. From the File menu, choose New. Select the Program option, and choose the New File button to bring up the Modify Program window.
  2. Enter the following source code:
       ****************************************************
       * PROGRAM NAME: TBSAVE.PRG                         *
       *--------------------------------------------------*
       * This routine saves the status of the system      *
       * toolbars in the global array gaTbsets. Call the  *
       * procedure TBREST to restore the system toolbars  *
       * to their saved state                             *
       ****************************************************
       PROCEDURE TBSAVE
         PUBLIC gaTbsets
         PRIVATE lnCnt,lnTB
         lnTB=11
    
         DIMENSION gaTbsets[lnTB,2]
    
         gaTbsets[1,1]="Color Palette"
         gaTbsets[2,1]="Database Designer"
         gaTbsets[3,1]="Form Controls"
         gaTbsets[4,1]="Form Designer"
         gaTbsets[5,1]="Layout"
         gaTbsets[6,1]="Print Preview"
         gaTbsets[7,1]="Query Designer"
         gaTbsets[8,1]="Report Controls"
         gaTbsets[9,1]="Report Designer"
         gaTbsets[10,1]="Standard"
         gaTbsets[11,1]="View Designer"
    
         FOR lnCnt=1 TO lnTB
           IF WEXIST(gaTbsets(lnCnt,1))
             gaTbsets(lnCnt,2)=.T.
             Hide Window (gaTbsets(lnCnt,1))
           ELSE
             gaTbsets(lnCnt,2)=.F.
           ENDIF
         ENDFOR
    
       RETURN
    
       *******************************************************
       * PROGRAM NAME: TBREST.PRG                            *
       *-----------------------------------------------------*
       * This routine restores the system toolbars to        *
       * their saved state as defined in the array gaTbsets. *
       * Save this as TBREST.PRG                             *
       *******************************************************
       PROCEDURE TBREST
    
         PRIVATE lnCnt
    
         FOR lnCnt=1 TO ALEN(gaTbsets,1)
           IF gaTbsets(lnCnt,2)
             Show WINDOW (gaTbsets(lnCnt,1))
           ENDIF
         ENDFOR
       RETURN
    							
  3. Save the program, and run it.
When you run TBSAVE, all toolbars are hidden. You need to run TBREST to restore (unhide) them to make them visible.

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Article ID: 131346 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 3.4
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 3.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 5.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 6.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 7.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9.0 Professional Edition
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