How to use ListCtrl's GetItem

I need to retrieve the pzsText from a listctrl item.
I only know its iItem value.  The code below i tried keep crashing.

LV_ITEM lv ;
lv.mask = LVIF_TEXT ;
lv.iItem = 10 ; // e.g. i need the pszText from item No.10

CString psz = lv.pszText ;

Any suggestion?
Who is Participating?

[Webinar] Streamline your web hosting managementRegister Today

Answers2000Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Answer in my comment below (takes me time to type)
leowlfAuthor Commented:
Edited text of question
Basically your code is almost right, but there's a couple of problems:

1. The main problem is it's upto you to supply the buffer pointed to by LV_ITEM (and it's size).  The reason for the crash is that you don't supply the buffer, and where-ever lv.pszText happens to get point (probably NULL) will get overwritten.

2. You really should explicity intiialize the iSubItem member of lv to 0 (or a subitem).  The compiler will not necessarily do this for you

3. It would probably also be a good idea to check the return value of GetItem

The fixed code is then
char szBuffer[256] ;
LV_ITEM lv ;
lv.mask = LVIF_TEXT ;
lv.iItem = 10 ;
lv.iSubItem = 0 ;
lv.pszText = szBuffer ;
lv.cchTextMax = sizeof szBuffer ;
CString strValue ;
if ( m_listCtrl.GetItem(&lv) )
   strValue = szBuffer ;

One final point, if you are only ever retreiving the text, have you considered using GetItemText member of CListCtrl, example:

CString strValue ;
strValue = m_listCtrl.GetItemText( 10, 0 ) ; // first param is iItem, second is iSubItem
All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.