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gray out item in listbox

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I want to gray an item of a list box. Is this possible?
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by:Arkadiy
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Short answer is: NO. You can use 3-rd party gadgets, list control(a new thing for Win95) or implement owner-drawn list box. All these solutions are a bit clumsy, but will do the trick.
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by:shaig
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The way i found for dealing with this issue is to display a grayed
bitmap for the grayed item's.
This will work for a list-control  ( i don't know if a list-box can show bitmaps ), the list-control also has the capability of owner-drawing, maybe this can help you.
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Yes you must create owner draw list box and perform custom drawing. Use GrayString to draw list box item gray text or use GetSysColor(COLOR_GRAYTEXT) to get gray text color, call SetTextColor() and then draw text using usual GDI  function DrawText or (Ext)TextOut.
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