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Dynamically Highlight Elements in a List Control

, 20 Aug 2001 CPOL
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Use the custom draw features of a List Control to dynamically find and hightlight items.

Just type a name it gets highlighted!


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.



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Comments and Discussions

QuestionHow can make the subitem of the listcontrol to be highlighted when the user clicks on a particular subitem Pinmembersivavuyyuru16-Jun-14 1:02 
QuestionPartially Changing background color PinmemberMember 783682910-Feb-14 20:54 
Questionnice code Pinmembersally899812-Dec-11 16:48 
GeneralThanks! Pinmemberlucy15-Feb-11 10:38 
GeneralGreat article! Pinmembermonimicki21-Oct-04 18:14 
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GeneralRe: Great But PinmemberC_BRUMLEY15-Mar-06 18:12 
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