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How to find the selected entry

Posted on 2000-03-01
Last Modified: 2013-11-20
I have a List Ctrl in report mode. I want to find out the index of the selected entry. How?
Question by:rupak_khurana
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Accepted Solution

captainkirk earned 50 total points
ID: 2573343
try this:

POSITION pos = m_ListCtrl.GetFirstSelectedItemPosition();
int nItem = m_ListCtrl.GetNextSelectedItem(pos);
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Expert Comment

ID: 2573358
Hi rupak_khurana,

Generally you get list control's selected entries with i.e.:

// assuming m_List is your list control object
int nItem;
for ( POSITION pos = m_List.GetFirstSelectedItemPosition(); pos != NULL; )
 nItem = m_List.GetNextSelectedItem(pos);
 // do something with the item at index nItem

if you're sure there's only one selected item you can do
int nItem;
POSITION pos = m_List.GetFirstSelectedItemPosition();
if ( pos == NULL )
 // no item selected
nItem = m_List.GetNextSelectedItem(pos);
// do something with the item at index nItem

hope that helps,

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Expert Comment

ID: 2573361
Hmmm, too late           :(

but you should check the return value from GetFirstSelectedItem() ...

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