Visual Basic Concepts

Using the CoolBar Control

The CoolBar control (Comct332.ocx) allows you to create user-configurable toolbars similar to those found in Microsoft Internet Explorer. The CoolBar control is a container control, able to host child controls. It consists of a collection of one or more resizable regions known as bands. Each band can host a single child control.

Using the CoolBar control is the same as using most other ActiveX controls, with the following exceptions.

*Note* This version of the CoolBar control requires that Internet Explorer 3.0 or later be installed on both the development computer as well as any computer where the CoolBar control will be distributed.

At this time CoolBar is known to work in Visual Basic 5.0 Service Pack 2 or later, Internet Explorer 3.0 or later, Visual C++ 4.0 or later, and Visual FoxPro 5.0 or later. It should also work in any host container that supports the ISimpleFrame interface.