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TListItem (ListView) member StateIndex cannot exceed 15 when linked to TImageList ?

Posted on 2000-04-30
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Howdy,

Using Borland cpp Builder 4.x

I use a ListView and have assigned an ImageList to the StateImages property.

So I can use e.g. :
ListItem->StateIndex = 5 ;
And icon 5 from the ImageList will be displayed next to the ListItem's normal icon.

This all works nicely untill value 14 !!
When I want to display icon 15 (or higher) I cannot seem to get the above mentioned mechanism to work !??????

Am I missing someting, Should I set another property ... ??

Help greatly appreciated !!
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Question by:sneeuw
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by:Madshi
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There's a limitation in the ListView component, not in Delphi's or BCB's component wrapper, but in Windows' ListView control itself.
StateImages are only thought to show up different states, normally you don't have more than 2 or 3 of these.
You should use the SmallImages instead.

Regards, Madshi.
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by:sneeuw
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Damn Windows

I manage all icons in one ImageList and link all icon members to this one ImageList.
So SmallImages, StatImages, ... all link to the one ImageList.
So what you're saying is I should create another ImageList and manage the StateImages seperately ?
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Yes! Or put the state images to the beginning of the one ImageList. That should work, too. But you'll never be able to use more than 14 (or whatever) state images in one ListView. I hope you don't need that.
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by:sneeuw
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OK Thanks !
I'll try it out !
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