C++ – MFC feature pack – Couldn’t show the dockable pane once closed

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By using the wizard, and selecting Office 2007 style, you can come up with a UI that looks like an IDE – a dockable file explorer pane on the left, and a dockable properties pane on the right.

However, when you close these dockable panes, there's no way you can show them again. Even if you recompile the project.

I searched through some forums and looks like I'm not the only one having this problem. Is there any way to show these panes again?

Best Solution

These settings are stored in registry. I have created a project named "office2007", in the generated wizard file office2007.cpp there is a line which sets the settings path in registry: SetRegistryKey(_T("Local AppWizard-Generated Applications"));

The path in registry where the settings for office2007 are stored is: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Local AppWizard-Generated Applications\office2007

If you want to have the initial state of the panes you should delete the registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Local AppWizard-Generated Applications\office2007\Workspace

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