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Editable Multi-line ListBox

, 25 Mar 2003
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A ListBox control providing multi-line support.

Screenshot of ListBoxXP

Introduction

If you take a look at the snapshot and run the .exe file you`ll realise that there`s nothing I need to say here. I needed this control with item editing, insertion, deletion, and moving capabilities and I asked, "why not share it with people?"

Using the Code

It`s very easy to use just add a variable based on the class and that`s all. You work with it like a normal listbox.

//
// powered by NetControl.ro
//
// .............
void CListBoxXP::DrawItem(LPDRAWITEMSTRUCT lpDrawItemStruct) 
{
    CString szBuf="";
    COLORREF col;
    if(((int)lpDrawItemStruct->itemID==edited)&&(IsWindow(hHelper)))
        return;
    {
        GetText(lpDrawItemStruct->itemID,szBuf);
         SetTextColor(lpDrawItemStruct->hDC,RGB(0,0,0));
         RECT r;
         memcpy((void*)&r,&lpDrawItemStruct->rcItem,sizeof(RECT));
         if(itm==(int)lpDrawItemStruct->itemID)
         {
            HBRUSH br;
            br=::CreateSolidBrush(LightenColor(<BR>                GetSysColor(COLOR_HIGHLIGHT),0.9));
            ::FillRect(lpDrawItemStruct->hDC,<BR>                &lpDrawItemStruct-&gt;rcItem,br);
            ::DeleteObject(br);
         }
         else
         {
             FillRect(lpDrawItemStruct-&gt;hDC,<BR>                &lpDrawItemStruct->rcItem,<BR>                (HBRUSH)GetStockObject(WHITE_BRUSH));
         }<BR>
         r.left+=5;
         r.top+=2;
         col=RGB(255,255,255);
         if(lpDrawItemStruct->itemState & ODS_SELECTED)
         {
            col=RGB(220,220,220);
            HBRUSH br;
            br=::CreateSolidBrush(LightenColor(<BR>                GetSysColor(COLOR_HIGHLIGHT),0.75));
            ::FillRect(lpDrawItemStruct->hDC,<BR>                &lpDrawItemStruct->rcItem,br);
            ::DeleteObject(br);
         }
         if(lpDrawItemStruct-&gt;itemState & ODS_FOCUS)
         {
            HBRUSH br;
            br = ::CreateSolidBrush(LightenColor(<BR>                GetSysColor(COLOR_HIGHLIGHT),0.5));
            ::FrameRect(lpDrawItemStruct->hDC,<BR>                &lpDrawItemStruct->rcItem,br);
            ::DeleteObject(br);
         }
         SetBkMode(lpDrawItemStruct->hDC,TRANSPARENT);<BR>
         r.left-=3;
         r.top-=2;
         if(CountLines(szBuf) > 1)
             DrawText(lpDrawItemStruct->hDC,szBuf,<BR>                strlen(szBuf),&r,<BR>                DT_LEFT|DT_TOP|DT_WORDBREAK);
         else
             DrawText(lpDrawItemStruct->hDC,szBuf,<BR>                strlen(szBuf),&r,<BR>                DT_LEFT|DT_VCENTER|DT_SINGLELINE);
    }
}

void CListBoxXP::MeasureItem(LPMEASUREITEMSTRUCT lpMeasureItemStruct) 
{
    HDC hDC;
    TEXTMETRIC tm;
    char szBuf[512]="";
    ::SendMessage(this->m_hWnd, LB_GETTEXT,<BR>        (WPARAM)lpMeasureItemStruct->itemID,(LPARAM)szBuf);<BR>
    hDC = ::GetDC(this->m_hWnd);
    CRect r;
    GetClientRect(r);
    ::GetTextMetrics(hDC, &tm);
    lpMeasureItemStruct->itemHeight=(tm.tmHeight)*CountLines(szBuf);
    ::ReleaseDC(this->m_hWnd, hDC);
}
// ...<BR>

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About the Author

TomKat
Web Developer
Romania Romania
I have been programming for the past 6 years in VBasic, Delphi, C, C++ .
I also have extended knowledge of webdesign (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, VBScript), webprogramming (PHP, ASP, ASP.NET (C#)) and database integration (mySql, MSSQL Server).
And when I`m not programming I`m working out or working on some personal projects .
Last but not least I`m looking for a project-based job in programming or webdesign .

Comments and Discussions

 
GeneralGet The edited text in User class PinmemberArtiGujare26-Jan-06 3:25 
GeneralIssues with the control with Japanese Windows Pinmembercdesylva27-Sep-04 16:57 
We have implemented a version of this control with Japanese Windows, but the horizontal scroll bar (which is at the bottom of the control), appears at the top! Any ideas? This is rather wierd. OMG | :OMG:
GeneralRe: Issues with the control with Japanese Windows Pinmembercdesylva27-Sep-04 16:58 
Generalneed help please PinsussHeex8-Jul-04 11:43 
GeneralRe: need help please PinmemberTomKat9-Jul-04 0:07 
GeneralBug on first addition PinmemberKarthik Murugan21-Mar-04 18:15 
Generalbug! Pinmembertang_ghost12-Mar-04 22:44 
Generalcan't found CNetControl.dsp Pinmembertang_ghost12-Mar-04 22:13 
GeneralRe: can't found CNetControl.dsp PinmemberMonirTigerit19-Jul-05 21:48 
Generaldebug assertions Pinmemberto_be_unknown4-Jun-03 1:41 
QuestionSave and Load data? Pinmemberchen27-Mar-03 20:42 
AnswerRe: Save and Load data? PinmemberTomKat28-Mar-03 11:17 
GeneralNice! PinmemberErnest Laurentin26-Mar-03 17:52 
GeneralCool! PinmemberWayzer26-Mar-03 8:01 

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