It seems more and more like my projects revolve around the List Control in some form or another. I also seem to be using CodeProject more and more to find out how to do things in my code.
One day, I came across Michael Dunn's excellent article Neat Stuff to do in List Controls Using Custom Draw and it got me to thinking about how to do some really functional stuff with a list control.
I had recently done a project where certain attributes were displayed in a list control. And, at the time, I thought it would be neat if I could color text in a column based on certain criteria, specifically, the text in the cell. Well, due to time constraints, that feature never made it into the project.
But, since then, I've had time to revisit, and have come up with that functionality in this little application.
Simply type in a name in the edit box, and if the name is found in the List Control, it's highlighted yellow and it's text is changed to red.
The specifics of Custom Draw in a List Control are presented in Michael's article, and I've tried to document the code nicely.