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LVN_COLUMNCLICK and arrow in column header

Posted on 2004-09-27
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I think this one should be easy - hopefully! When you sort various lists in applications like explorer (or others) by clicking on the column, then the column will show (add) a little arrow pointing either up or down.

How can I do that? I've got all the sorting etc. figured out, it would just be nice to have the arrow in the column as well.


Thanks!
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Question by:Netikus
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by:AndyAinscow
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It doesn't come as standard.
What you need to do is have your own class based on CHeaderCtrl which does it's own drawing.
When you create your list control you then need to get the header control it has and subclass it to your customised class.  
Provide a virtual function for the DrawItem and do the drawing there.


I use
      HWND hWndHeader = ::GetDlgItem(m_hWnd, 0);
to get the handle of the header from a list control.
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nonubik earned 125 total points
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If we take a look here http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/shellcc/platform/commctls/header/structures/hditem.asp we can see that the version 6.0 of commctrl provides support for the up/down arrow drawing : HDF_SORTDOWN/HDF_SORTUP

For this case some sample code:

BOOL bSortup;
HDITEM      hdrItem;

..... //init the 'sortup' bool

hdrItem.mask = HDI_FORMAT;
GetHeaderControl()->GetItem(0, &hdrItem);
hdrItem.fmt |= (bSortUp)?HDF_SORTUP:HDF_SORTDOWN;
GetHeaderCtrl()->SetItem(0, &hdrItem);
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by:nonubik
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>hdrItem.fmt |= (bSortUp)?HDF_SORTUP:HDF_SORTDOWN;
should be
>hdrItem.fmt &= (bSortUp)?~HDF_SORTDOWN:~HDF_SORTUP; //reset the previous flag
>hdrItem.fmt |= (bSortUp)?HDF_SORTUP:HDF_SORTDOWN;      //set the new one
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by:Netikus
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Thanks everybody. This actually works for me and is very easy to implement.

It's not a problem that it works only on XP - I can definitely live with that.


Thanks.
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