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SuperGrid - Yet Another listview control

, 8 Dec 1999 CPOL
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A combination list control and tree control with checkbox capability

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Okay yet another full blown ownerdraw listview control with a tree like thing in the first column.

What´s new:

  • subitems now supports images
  • improved sorting
  • bugfixes reported by you.

please see the history section in the SuperGridCtrl.cpp file for further reading.


The listview control has support for editing subitems and basic user navigation. To edit an item hit the Enter key to start editing, when done editing, hit the Enter Key again. The listview control also has support for sorting items, drag and drop, basic scroll, autoscroll and autoexpand when dragging an item over another item. The listview control supports Insert/Delete items and you can use the +,-,* keys to expand/collapse items. The listview control does NOT support header drag/drop operations. Thanks for all them positive emails I have recived. If you have any suggestions to some future version let me know.


The class CSuperGridCtrl is derived from CListCtrl and it has a nested class called CTreeItem. The CTreeItem represents a node in a linked list. Each CTreeItem has a CObList representing its children and a few data members telling you the current status on the node e.g expanded, haschildren etc. Each listview item has a pointer to the CTreeItem(stored in the lParam of course). The CTreeItem has an associated class called CItemInfo. The CItemInfo class represents the data in the listview. This class is just a wrapper for the CStringArray, each item in the array represents a subitem. You may have to modify this class to suit your logical data-representation in the listview. In each CItemInfo you may associate a controltype: default controltype is an edit-control. In the source code you will find an example on how to associate a combobox control to a specific CItemInfo and how to initalize the combobox with default values.

Another standard control which is implicit in the listview control are the checkbox-control, by using the LVS_EX_CHECKBOXES style you will have this control for free, nothing new here....but in the CItemInfo class you will be able to test which items are checked. The class CMySuperGrid which is derived from CSuperGridCtrl shows you how to initalize the grid, insert root items, insert items, sort items, associate controltypes and how to implement 'print preview' selected or checked items depending on which extended style you have set, it also shows you have to search for items, select items, delete items and how to set the current listview icon and individual cell color. The source code shows you how to use the listview control in a CView derived class and in a CDialog derived class.

The listview control was built with Visual C++ 6.0 (sp10) level 8 on Windows 2000 beta 9, I don't remember the Netcard ID Wink | ;-) .

In the SuperGridCtrl.h header file you will find further information/documentation on how to use this listview control. I have included a "history" section in the SuperGridCtrl.cpp file.

Drop me a line when you find that bug or if you have any comments / suggestions / improvement at all to this listview control.


This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)


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Comments and Discussions

BugBug on CSuperGrid::GetCount - The *Bug* and the *Solution*. Pinmemberwangjianhua20059-Oct-14 18:16 
GeneralMy vote of 5 Pinmembermxs8108-Aug-13 1:04 
QuestionFOUND How Implement CheckBox Capture Event [modified] PinmemberHerusetiyadi7-Jun-13 9:24 
Questionocx file for use in VB6 PinmemberL B Choudhury28-Jan-13 20:06 
QuestionHow to real delete all, include column header? [modified] PinmemberJason Tian19-Nov-11 20:55 
GeneralRe: How to real delete all, include column header? Pinmember@llan9-Dec-11 6:26 
Questionhow to add Icon To this SuperList Pinmemberthanhl0v37-Mar-11 17:54 
QuestionIs there a way to edit the fields? Pinmembermatt200023-Jan-09 10:03 
QuestionDialog based application [modified] Pinmemberkrishnanand2-Jul-08 4:16 
QuestionColumn problem when dynamic setting PinmemberEva ranee18-Sep-07 0:50 
QuestionMultiple column sortin Pinmembersharathgowda10-Jul-07 3:35 
GeneralIt looks so good. PinmemberN1i2c3k8-Jun-07 20:31 
QuestionI need some help about delete items PinmemberStarsrain4-Apr-07 16:37 
QuestionDo you have a VB OO compatible version or OCX ? PinmemberMCMikey6921-Mar-07 8:40 
GeneralBug in check boxes Pinmember_faraz12-Mar-07 1:48 
GeneralRe: Bug in check boxes Pinmember_faraz12-Mar-07 2:33 
Questionhow do you implement it ? Pinmembershuaicarr25-Jan-07 19:24 
QuestionNested List-Control with Column-Headers ? Pinmemberwebspektive7-Dec-06 5:34 
GeneralReally useful but is it possible? [modified] Pinmembercrazydave2223-Oct-06 5:27 
Question1. Does anybody know how to implement Multiselection ( Rows ) into this fine piece of code? Pinmemberhawonjeon10-Oct-06 21:26 
AnswerRe: 1. Does anybody know how to implement Multiselection ( Rows ) into this fine piece of code? Pinmembertangshengye29-Oct-08 3:24 
Generalproblem with add 100 000 nodes Pinmembernikomsj14-Sep-06 4:16 
Generalbug Pinmemberkingship9-Aug-06 7:32 
GeneralNeed Some help Pinmemberkonstantinos_100028-Jul-06 1:42 
Generalvery good Pinmemberbishanhu6-Jun-06 4:37 
Generalwrong version in the download link Pinmemberbanbanyy8-Feb-06 2:39 
Questionany one immplemented LVS_EX_HEADERDRAGDROP to this?? Pinmemberkumar_anand9-Dec-05 0:19 
QuestionHow to use SetItemData? PinmemberHarveyLiu14-Aug-05 18:49 
AnswerRe: How to use SetItemData? PinmemberDanila Korablin25-Jun-07 6:34 
QuestionHow to change Parent Item PinmemberTu Tran15-Jul-05 14:52 
Generalset check box after icons Pinmembersammmmmy8-Jul-05 0:55 
GeneralRe: set check box after icons Pinmembersammmmmy8-Jul-05 1:06 
Generalvery good,Thakns Pinmemberhpxs21-Jun-05 18:08 
QuestionHow can I realize the directory tree like the listview? Pinmemberblestrabbit13-Apr-05 18:02 
QuestionHow to do sorting depending on column data type? PinmemberNikoletinaBursac8-Mar-05 8:43 
GeneralDifferent Item Height Pinmemberhypercor17-Feb-05 2:20 
GeneralRe: Different Item Height Pinmemberiliyang16-Jun-05 10:20 
Generalmoving rows Pinsussmeir_elkabetz@hotmail.com16-Feb-05 5:13 
Questionhow can set a col is readonly PinsussAnonymous3-Nov-04 19:41 
GeneralA Definite Bug PinsussBill Ross29-Sep-04 8:30 
QuestionCan I use this in .net visual c++ PinmemberChetan.M22-Sep-04 22:22 
GeneralSorting is kinda weak PinmemberLakeFerrits10-Aug-04 12:15 
GeneralVERY hard to use Pinmemberjtorjo19-Jul-04 23:05 
GeneralRe: VERY hard to use Pinmember@llan25-Feb-05 22:02 
GeneralRe: VERY hard to use Pinmemberjtorjo26-Feb-05 9:58 
GeneralThis is VERY difficult to customize Pinmemberbrchris19-Jun-04 9:25 
GeneralRe: This is VERY difficult to customize Pinmemberbrdavid5-Mar-05 9:43 
GeneralRe: This is VERY difficult to customize Pinsussicecube418-Feb-05 10:06 
GeneralEasy way to place this in custom app PinsussAnonymous5-Jun-04 1:48 
QuestionHow to use CTreeItem class and its member function in SuperVw class? Pinmemberbenax.von19-May-04 23:18 

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