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FlickerLess CListCtrl / DoubleBufferd

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I Need WORKING example of FlickerLess CListCtrl.
I'm using win 2k and so far non of the exampes I found worked at all (they all flickerd when refreshing / updating items)

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I have never seen this as a significant problem.  I think the trick is to not refresh/repopulate the entire list ... just the item(s) that need changing.  

If you show some typical code that flickers, I'll see if I can point out how to avoid the problem.

-- Dan
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by:monster2
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the problem is that I did'nt wonted to search trough items and to  change them.
I cleard whole list and then populate it from scratch.
I found some examples which should owerride oppaint and on erease handlers but they still flicker.
(I could use this examples to put background bitmap but that's not needed)
I wont to take dc from control make another for in memory drawing and then copy content the one in memory to real dc so that whole drawing is in memory.
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by:ShaunWilde
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use SetRedraw eg



    m_List.SetRedraw(FALSE); // turn drawing off regardless of list mode

//....
//Insert the items and or delete
//....

    m_List.SetRedraw(TRUE); // turn drawing back on and update the window
    m_List.Invalidate();
    m_List.UpdateWindow();

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IT'S FLICKER


m_List.SetRedraw(TRUE);    m_List.Invalidate();
   m_List.UpdateWindow();

the problem is that the list itself is not doublebufferd
when I call UpdateWindow since it's not doublebufferd it flicker.
Only solution is doublebufering
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then you will need to write you own - the above method will allow you to change the items and stop it trying to flicker but in the end you have to update the window to show the new contents
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by:DanRollins
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>>I cleard whole list and then populate it from scratch

That is the problem.  

Patient:  Doctor! Doctor! It hurts when I do this!
Doctor:  Well, stop doing that!

Instead of clearing the list and repopulating it, simply replace the old top item with the new top item, and work your way down the list.  After replacing all the items if there are still more, insert them at the end.

Turn off sorting.

-- Dan
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by:monster2
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will try that I'm to tired right now
Thanks
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well it's not what I asked but since I have decided to use such method (and to change my code :) ) I will accept it

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Thanks.
Better to use a simple, easy-to-understand, easy-to-maintain method than some convoluted double-buffer scheme anyway.

-- Dan
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