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Creating a Wizard Interface
This tip was submitted by Pete Holm.

I have a tip about creating wizards. I was struggling with creating them when I read how the MFC wizards are created. I create a tab control in a window. Put the tabs on the bottom of the control. Move the tab control into the top left corner. I add all the pages I need and set up buttons (Next, Back, Finish) to take me to the next page in the sequence. I then resize the window so that the tabs do not show. The user has no choice but to use the buttons. This has some nice behavior. It is also quite easy to create instance variables in the parent window to transfer data from one tab page to another. The other nice thing is that the designer can have all the faces of the wizard in one place.

 

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