Almost all MFC applications have toolbar and status bar - special types of the control bar that docked to top and bottom part of application main frame. But often application logic requires more the information bars docked to some side of frame, for example it may be properties bar or classes bar, preview bar, output bar and many others. Classic MFC have good solution only for toolbars and others controls that not dynamically resizable. But MFC Feature Pack have advanced docking manager that allows:
All you need is to inherit your docking bar from CDockablePane class.