Moving items in CListBox

Posted on 2004-08-18
Last Modified: 2008-02-01

I would like to add the ability for a user to drag items arround from within a listbox so they can manually sort/arrange a list.

Like if a CListBox contained 4 file path and locations.


So if a user wanted they could grab the third file by mouse and drag it to the top of the list
or where-ever. So they can drag and drop it.

I read about CDragListBox and it seems that it is for moving items from one list box to another. Not moving from one location in listbox to another. But I could be wrong.

Also I have already customized my listbox to recieve files. with the use of message WM_DROP

Any comments are apreciated.
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ID: 11837819
I wonder if somehow the clipboard would not help somehow?

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ID: 11840545
Hello 2vijay

This is the correct answer as I stated the question.

But I am wondering if there is any way to maintain the multiple selection.

I have other functions that depend upon the listbox being able to select more than 1 item.

But in order for CDragListBox type listbox to work it can not be multiple select.

Yet I see how in Windows Explorer you can make a multiple selection and drag that selection to some other folder or something.

I am wondering if Explorer is using a CTreeCtrl or something...?

Any suggestions?


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wayside earned 500 total points
ID: 11844454
Check out this example from codeproject:

It uses CListCtrl, and lets you select multiple lines and drag them with in the same control.

I don't know if you can do what you want using a list box.

The Windows Explorer uses tree controls and list controls. The equivalent MFC classes would be CTreeCtrl and CListCtrl, or possibly CTreeView and CListView.

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ID: 11845871
Great article!

Thanks much wayside.

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