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Synchronized ListBox objects (or how to scroll 2 ListBox objects together)

, 16 May 2011
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In this tip I will show, how to scroll two listbox objects together
Before couple of days I had a task where I must synchronize two ListBox objects. I have fount out, that ListBox object doesn't have any property which allow to accomplish this. After a few hours of googling I found code of class that inherited from ListBox class. Here is the code of that class:
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;
namespace SyncLists
{
    class SyncListBox : System.Windows.Forms.ListBox
    {
        [Category("Action")]
        private const int WM_HSCROLL = 0x114;
        private const int WM_VSCROLL = 0x115;
        public event ScrollEventHandler OnHorizontalScroll;
        public event ScrollEventHandler OnVerticalScroll;
 
        private const int SB_LINEUP = 0;
        private const int SB_LINELEFT = 0;
        private const int SB_LINEDOWN = 1;
        private const int SB_LINERIGHT = 1;
        private const int SB_PAGEUP = 2;
        private const int SB_PAGELEFT = 2;
        private const int SB_PAGEDOWN = 3;
        private const int SB_PAGERIGHT = 3;
        private const int SB_THUMBPOSITION = 4;
        private const int SB_THUMBTRACK = 5;
        private const int SB_PAGETOP = 6;
        private const int SB_LEFT = 6;
        private const int SB_PAGEBOTTOM = 7;
        private const int SB_RIGHT = 7;
        private const int SB_ENDSCROLL = 8;
        private const int SIF_TRACKPOS = 0x10;
        private const int SIF_RANGE = 0x1;
        private const int SIF_POS = 0x4;
        private const int SIF_PAGE = 0x2;
        private const int SIF_ALL = SIF_RANGE | SIF_PAGE | SIF_POS | SIF_TRACKPOS;
        [DllImport("user32.dll", SetLastError = true)]
        private static extern int GetScrollInfo(
        IntPtr hWnd, int n, ref ScrollInfoStruct lpScrollInfo);
 
        private struct ScrollInfoStruct
        {
            public int cbSize;
            public int fMask;
            public int nMin;
            public int nMax;
            public int nPage;
            public int nPos;
            public int nTrackPos;
        }
        protected override void WndProc(ref System.Windows.Forms.Message msg)
        {
            if (msg.Msg == WM_HSCROLL)
            {
                if (OnHorizontalScroll != null)
                {
                    ScrollInfoStruct si = new ScrollInfoStruct();
                    si.fMask = SIF_ALL;
                    si.cbSize = Marshal.SizeOf(si);
                    GetScrollInfo(msg.HWnd, 0, ref si);
                    if (msg.WParam.ToInt32() == SB_ENDSCROLL)
                    {
                        ScrollEventArgs sargs = new ScrollEventArgs(
                        ScrollEventType.EndScroll,
                        si.nPos);
                        OnHorizontalScroll(this, sargs);
                    }
                }
            }
            if (msg.Msg == WM_VSCROLL)
            {
                if (OnVerticalScroll != null)
                {
                    ScrollInfoStruct si = new ScrollInfoStruct();
                    si.fMask = SIF_ALL;
                    si.cbSize = Marshal.SizeOf(si);
                    GetScrollInfo(msg.HWnd, 0, ref si);
                    if (msg.WParam.ToInt32() == SB_ENDSCROLL)
                    {
                        ScrollEventArgs sargs = new ScrollEventArgs(
                        ScrollEventType.EndScroll,
                        si.nPos);
                        OnVerticalScroll(this, sargs);
                    }
                }
            }
            base.WndProc(ref msg);
        }
 
        private void InitializeComponent()
        {
            this.SuspendLayout();
            // 
            // scrolled
            // 
            this.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(120, 95);
            this.ResumeLayout(false);
        }
    }
}
add two SyncListBox objects (syncListView1 and syncListView2) on the form and add following code:
private void syncListView2_OnVerticalScroll(object sender, ScrollEventArgs e)
{
    syncListView1.TopIndex = syncListView2.TopIndex;
}
 
private void syncListView1_OnVerticalScroll(object sender, ScrollEventArgs e)
{
    syncListView2.TopIndex = syncListView1.TopIndex;
}

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Kanasz Robert
Architect The Staffing Edge & Marwin Cassovia Soft
Slovakia Slovakia
My name is Robert Kanasz and I have been working with ASP.NET, WinForms and C# for several years.
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QuestionTo get this to work... PinmemberMember 996007922-May-13 10:38 
QuestionConversion into VB PinmemberMember 847453326-Sep-12 4:53 
When I convert the code into VB I get the following error..
 
<pre lang="vb">The error is
**Public Event OnVerticalScroll(sender As Object, e As System.Windows.Forms.ScrollEventArgs)&#39; is an event, and cannot be called directly. Use a &#39;RaiseEvent&#39; statement to raise an event.**</pre>
 
This error is present in the statement..
If Not OnVerticalScroll Is Nothing
 

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