Retrieving CTreeCtrl Item HTREEITEMs (not RootItem)

I am using a TreeCtrl from within a CTreeView derived class and have called GetTreeCtrl() method to retrieve a reference. All fine there.

I would like to get a handle to one of the TVITEMs using GetItem() and passing a TV_ITEM structure reference.

Using this method I can retrieve the item text using HTREEITEM and TVIF_TEXT|TVIF_HANDLE masks.

What I would like to do however, is fill the structure with a string (.pszText) and get the control to return the item reference.

I have tried:

TV_ITEM tvi;
tvi.pszText=(LPSTR)(LPCTSTR)strItem;   //previously filled item string
tvi.mask=TVIF_TEXT|TVIF_HANDLE;

pctl->GetItem(&tvi);

What happens, if you look at the debug window is the .state to value 8a8b (or something like that) reference changes, and so does the .pszText (this is filled with what looks like invalid memory).  I have assumed therefore that the call is trying to return the text value by using the HTREEITEM .hitem, which is not what I want.

How can I retrieve the HTREEITEM of the item i want?

REgards

Oscar
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fkuruczConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The HTREEITEM datatype is just an handle to an item.
The GetItem() function receives the associated data to the hItem handle.

To find an item by name, the tree has to be traversed.
This can be done recursiveley, starting from the root.

The following code is untested, but should work.


HTREEITEM hti = RecFindTreeItem("ThisOneToSearch", &MyTree);
// hti is now an handle to the searched item.
if (hti)
{
   // get data from hti
   DWORD dwData = MyTree.GetItemData(hti);
   ...
}


HTREEITEM RecFindTreeItem(
   const char *szCompare,
   CTreeCtrl *pTree,
   HTREEITEM hti = TVI_ROOT)
{
   HTREEITEM htiFound, htiNext, htiSub;
   char *szBuffer = new char[MAX_LEN];

   // test this item
   pTree->GetItemText(hti, szBuffer, MAX_LEN);
   if (strcmp(szBuffer, szCompare) == 0)
      return hti;

   // test items children
   htiSub = pTree->GetChildItem(hti);
   while (htiSub)
   {
      htiFound = RecursiveFindTreeItem(szCompare, pTree, htiSub);
      if (htiFound)
         return htiFound;
      htiSub = pTree->GetNextSiblingItem(htiSub);
   }
   return 0;
}


that should work.
If you exchange TEXT-data via the GetItem() funtion you always have to set the stringsize limmit in the cchTextMax field.

Hope it works,
  feri
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