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Handling right-click on the CListCtrl header control

, 7 May 2000 CPOL
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Determining the right click on the header of the CListCtrl

A good way to handle a right click on the header control of a list control is to use the HDM_HITTEST message to determine on which header item the user right clicked.

Here is an example:

BOOL CMyListCtrl::OnNotify(WPARAM wParam, LPARAM lParam, LRESULT* pResult) 
{
    if( wParam==0 && ((NMHDR*)lParam)->code == NM_RCLICK)
    {
        POINT Point;
        GetCursorPos (&Point);
        ScreenToClient(&Point);
        
        HDHITTESTINFO HitTest;
       
        //Offset of right scrolling  
        HitTest.pt.x = Point.x+ GetScrollPos(SB_HORZ); //Offset of right scrolling
        HitTest.pt.y = Point.y;
        
        //Send the Hit Test Message
        GetHeaderCtrl()->SendMessage(HDM_HITTEST,0,(LPARAM)&HitTest);

        .....
    }
    .....
}

The HDHITTESTINFO structure holds the column index in its iItem member.

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Comments and Discussions

 
Generalother solution... Pinmemberhopkins8-May-07 10:57 
GeneralYour a good man! Pinmemberhannahb23-May-05 5:47 
GeneralSimple problem, please help Pinmemberhaiaw12-Sep-04 23:42 
Sorry for writing here, but i'm a total beginner and i've dowloaded the Microsoft Rowlist example, i changed it a bit, used setitem data, getitemdata successfully, i know hawo to add , delete and edit my items.
 
As u know, the view class in the Rowlist example i derived from class CListViewEx : public CListView,so finally its from CListView. And my quote: HOW CAN I ADD TWO BUTTONS UNDER THE LIST??? SIMPLE STANDARD BUTTONS. IN THE ROWLIST EXAMPLE, WCHICH OBVIOUSLY IS NOT BASED ON DIALOG WINDOW, I CAN'T JUST PAINT THEM WITH WIZARD.
Generalthanks! Pinmemberjrivero2-May-03 6:47 

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