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Listview component sorting for D7

I am looking for a listview component for Delphi 7 that would allow me to sort ascending and descending when you click on the column header. It must also show a sort icon to indicate the relevant sort. Or if someone have code to do this with the standard listview component for Delphi 7, it would also be great! Thanx in advance!
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skynergy
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skynergy
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Eddie ShipmanAll-around developerCommented:
Here's how I do it using standard TListview sorting methods. Sorry, but it does not include the  header graphic.

This sorts integer in column 3 and everything else uses an alphasort.

{***********************************************************
   Listview Integer column sort courtesy of "Granger"
   Originally written to handle any type data, modified to
   work with Integer data only.
   Don't forget stdcall!!!
***********************************************************}
var
  FSortColumn: Integer;
  FAscending : Boolean;

function LVIntegerSort(lParam1, lParam2: Integer; lParamSort: Integer): Integer; stdcall;

  function LVItemValue(const Item: TListItem; Col: Integer): Integer;
  begin
    if Item = nil then
      Result := -1
    else
      Result := StrToInt(Item.SubItems[Col - 1]);
  end;

var
  vData1: Integer;
  vData2: Integer;
begin
  try
    vData1 := LVItemValue(TListItem(lParam1), 3);
    vData2 := LVItemValue(TListItem(lParam2), 3);

    if vData1 > vData2 then
      Result := 1
    else if vData1 < vData2 then
      Result := -1
    else begin
      Result := 0;
    end;
    if not FAscending then
      Result := -Result;
  except
    Result := 0;
  end;
end;

procedure TfmHotmailForm.MessageViewCompare(Sender: TObject; Item1, Item2: TListItem;
  Data: Integer; var Compare: Integer);
begin
  if FAscending then
  begin
    case FSortColumn of
    0:   Compare := CompareText(Item1.Caption, Item2.Caption);
    else Compare := CompareText(Item1.SubItems[FSortColumn-1],
                                Item2.SubItems[FSortColumn-1]);
    end;
  end
  else
  begin
    case FSortColumn of
    0:   Compare := CompareText(Item2.Caption, Item1.Caption);
    else Compare := CompareText(Item2.SubItems[FSortColumn-1],
                                Item1.SubItems[FSortColumn-1]);
    end;
  end;
end;

procedure TfmHotmailForm.MessageViewColumnClick(Sender: TObject;
  Column: TListColumn);
begin
  FAscending := not FAscending;
  FSortColumn := Column.Index;
  case FSortColumn of
  3: // Message Size column needs special sorting.
    TListView(Sender).CustomSort(LVIntegerSort, Integer(TListView(Sender)));
  else
    TListView(Sender).AlphaSort;
  end;
end;
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skynergyAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your answer. I need a sort for non integer data actually. Any comments?
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Wim ten BrinkSelf-employed developerCommented:
If I may suggest something... Why not turn the listview into a virtual listview, using the listview events to fill the data on demand. A virtual listiew is especially useful with very large amounts of records.
Now, if you use a virtual listview, you could e.g. store the data in a TList and sort that list whenever it needs to be sorted.

Then again, Eddie gave a valid answer. All you need to do in the LVIntegerSort routine is compare two values from the listview. The function provides you two listview nodes and you just have to compare them. Eddie converted them to integers for an integer comparison but it works just as well with other datatypes if you convert to the proper data type.
Eddies solution won't work with a virtual listview, though.
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skynergyAuthor Commented:
Thanx for your answer. Luckily I don't have large amounts of data that I need to display in the listview. How would I display the sort arrow icon in the title column though?
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Eddie ShipmanAll-around developerCommented:
See this post for placing sort images in the header:

http://www.delphipages.com/tips/thread.cfm?ID=74
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Eddie ShipmanAll-around developerCommented:
Apparently there may be a problem with the images disappearing when the columns are resized.
I will see if I can find an answer for that one, too.
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hanson04Commented:
Try out this component
  1)   http://www.sharemation.com/apkoomeh/Mypage/IListBox.zip
Enjoy!
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