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Posted 26 Nov 1999

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 ;-).

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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QuestionHow to use CTreeItem class and its member function in SuperVw class? Pin
benax.von19-May-04 22:18
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GeneralUsing this control without ImageList Pin
JimmyO19-May-04 4:11
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GeneralControl flckers during column resize Pin
Harnash12-May-04 4:19
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GeneralRe: Control flckers during column resize Pin
Martin Richter19-May-04 2:11
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GeneralRe: Control flckers during column resize Pin
Harnash19-May-04 2:19
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QuestionIs this a COM component? Pin
ZippyBubbleHead14-Apr-04 3:41
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AnswerRe: Is this a COM component? Pin
Martin Richter19-May-04 2:12
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Questionhow to fix the tree column? Pin
jingdeyi1-Apr-04 21:38
memberjingdeyi1-Apr-04 21:38 
great work!

I want to fix the first column.
maybe someone want to fix any column.
AnswerRe: how to fix the tree column? Pin
Martin Richter19-May-04 2:13
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GeneralRe: how to fix the tree column? Pin
Raymond S3-Jun-04 11:15
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GeneralRe: how to fix the tree column? Pin
Martin Richter3-Jun-04 19:42
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GeneralRe: how to fix the tree column? Pin
Raymond S4-Jun-04 4:57
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GeneralRe: how to fix the tree column? Pin
Raymond S4-Jun-04 5:07
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GeneralScrollbar doesn't work in XP! Pin
tungpth23-Mar-04 19:01
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QuestionHow can I change Subitemtext Pin
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AnswerRe: How can I change Subitemtext Pin
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GeneralRe: How can I change Subitemtext Pin
王健10-Aug-04 15:17
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GeneralMaybe I found a bug Pin
lxz22-Feb-04 20:00
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QuestionDROPDOWN comboboxes? Pin
Randi10-Feb-04 13:42
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AnswerRe: DROPDOWN comboboxes? Pin
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GeneralRe: DROPDOWN comboboxes? Pin
Randi8-Mar-04 6:22
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GeneralRe: DROPDOWN comboboxes? Pin
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GeneralReordering of root items using drag-and-drop Pin
Urban Olars8-Feb-04 20:47
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GeneralUse this class with eVC for Pocket PC Pin
Bui Huy Kien13-Jan-04 21:45
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GeneralRe: Use this class with eVC for Pocket PC Pin
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