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How do I lock Listview column widths/headers?

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Damned if I can find it. I want to prevent the user from resizing column headers when a listview's in report view. This is because I use zero width columns to hold reference data (eg. customer primary key) and the user can access this by simply playing with the column widths. I want the listview to basically ignore user attempts to modify the column width. Help!
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by:deal051298
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by:Inteqam
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you can use a tricky way , by making the style of the listview  [ listview.view=2 ] is list, and use labels instead od headers.


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by:Mirkwood
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A better solution for the 0 length columns is to use the tag property of Listitem object with a variant array

Dim x as string(4)
Dim li as listitem
x(1) = "Hello"
x(2) = "Othervalue"
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li.tag = x


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by:Mirkwood
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I couldnot find any easy method to lock them.
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A better solution for the 0 length columns is to use the tag property of Listitem object with a variant array

Dim x as string(4)
Dim li as listitem
x(1) = "Hello"
x(2) = "Othervalue"
 
li.tag = x

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by:deal051298
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Thanks Mirkwood! Has been implemented. Still would like to lock the column headers but your quick response meant I could get on with this under a tight deadline! And it solves my "user seeing data they're not supposed to" problem!
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by:deal051298
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For future reference it should be noted that the syntax for the array I used was:
dim x(0 to 3) as variant //can be (3 to 30),(1 to 4) or whatever

the syntax Mirkwood gave me was incorrect. Also to retrieve the tag just use:

(whatever here).tag(1) //or 0,2,3 as the array permits
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