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Archived:Hiding status and control panes using Symbian C++

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Platform(s): S60 1st Edition
S60 2nd Edition and FP1, FP2, FP3
S60 3rd Edition and FP1
S60 3rd Edition FP1
S60 3rd Edition (initial release)
S60 2nd Edition (initial release)
S60 1st Edition
Created: User:Technical writer 2 (17 Aug 2007)
Last edited: hamishwillee (14 Jun 2012)


Hiding status and control panes


It is possible to hide the status and control panes to create a full-screen application.


The easiest way to switch an application to full screen is to call
on a (CCoeControl-derived) window-owning control. This will set the window size  to cover the entire screen, and applications can now draw over the area occupied by status and control panes.
However, it is also possible to hide the panes explicitly if required.
To hide the status pane:
    CEikStatusPane* statusPane =
An alternative way is to specify an empty layout for the status pane in the application resource file:
        status_pane = R_AVKON_STATUS_PANE_LAYOUT_EMPTY;
To hide the control pane:
    CEikButtonGroupContainer* cba = CEikButtonGroupContainer::Current();
    cba->MakeVisible( EFalse );

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