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Extended Listview Control -- Dropdown list

Posted on 2004-04-12
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Platform:  Visual Basic 6  (not vb.net)

I'm looking for a way to do a dropdown list with the listview control, much like the code at:

http://www.codeguru.com/Cpp/controls/listview/editingitemsandsubitem/article.php/c979

The sourcecode to something like this would be worth some bonus points from me:

http://vcreations.net/product.asp?pid=1

Basically, I need to allow users to enter text in a listview, but want to guide them to entering it from a predefined list.

Something like the Attendee list (w/o availability) in an Outlook Meeting Request is what I'm shooting for in the end.

Any help in pointing me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi leavinmate,
The basic idea is to have a "roaming" combobox that has its Visible property set to True most of the time.
Whenever the user click on a cell within the listview, your program will:
1) Determine the exact position and size of the cell
2) Move the combobox to said position
3) Make the box visible

Once the user has selected from teh combobox, you will:
4) Transfer the combo's text to the corresponding subitem
5) Hide the combobox

That is the first stage!
Let me know which one of the steps give you difficulties!

Dabas
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by:leavinmate
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Okay....

It took me awhile to get back to this feature, but how do you do the first part of getting the exact position and size of the cell.

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by:leavinmate
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http://www.scottandmichelle.net/scott/code/index2.mv?codenum=040

Here's how to do what I wanted with a text box instead of a combo box.  It's should be easy enough to make the change.

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leavinmate:
Sorry I did not get back to you, but have been overwhelmed with work.
Looks like a good link you found there!
Thanks for posting it!

Dabas
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