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Forums » Prof-UIS General Discussion » Switch off animations for RibbonBarMDI application /w floating windows possible? Collapse All
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Oliver Rau Jul 14, 2011 - 10:59 AM

Dear ProfUIS-Team,

our application is based on your RibbonBarMDI and ProfStudio samples, i.e. we’re using a ribbonbar and several floating windows. For normal local use everything’s working fine with animations turned on. But if we’re working e.g. via remote desktop the animations cause some traffic overhead leading to performance issues.

Therefore, would it be possible to easily switch off all (at least most) kind of animations like blending etc. for special applications like these?

Best regards,


Technical Support Jul 15, 2011 - 3:11 AM

To turn off menu expanding and animations:

CExtPopupMenuWnd::g_bMenuExpanding = false;
CExtPopupMenuWnd::g_bMenuDelayExpanding = false;
CExtPopupBaseWnd::g_DefAnimationType = CExtPopupBaseWnd::__AT_NONE;

To disable menu shadows:
CExtPopupMenuWnd::g_bMenuWithShadows = false;

To make resizable bars using simple old drag-n-dropping algorithm:
CExtControlBar::eResizablePanelDockingType_t CExtControlBar::g_eResizablePanelDockingType

Finally the most important, to disable all the alpha blending animations everywhere:
CExtPaintManager::g_DefAnimationParametersNormal.AnimationClient_StepCountSet( 0 );
CExtPaintManager::g_DefAnimationParametersNormal.AnimationClient_TimerElapseSet( 0 );
CExtPaintManager::g_DefAnimationParametersSlow.AnimationClient_StepCountSet( 0 );
CExtPaintManager::g_DefAnimationParametersSlow.AnimationClient_TimerElapseSet( 0 );
CExtPaintManager::g_DefAnimationParametersVerySlow.AnimationClient_StepCountSet( 0 );
CExtPaintManager::g_DefAnimationParametersVerySlow.AnimationClient_TimerElapseSet( 0 );

Oliver Rau Jul 18, 2011 - 8:33 AM

Thanks for your help - appreciate your great support!