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Urgent question: Listview with checkboxes / column width

Hi Experts,

I have a listview with checkboxes and one additional column holding text information. The column for the checkboxes is too small, the checkboxes appear too close to the text.

Is it possible to make the checkbox-column wider?

broesi
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Mike EghtebasDatabase and Application DeveloperCommented:
ListView1.ColumnHeader(1).Width=300    
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Mike EghtebasDatabase and Application DeveloperCommented:
Clicked submit button to soon.

You can adjust column width in FormLoad event.  Change 300 to whatever seems to work for you.  

ListView1.ColumnHeader(2).Width=?  would set width of the second column and so fort.

Mike
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broesiAuthor Commented:
Hm,

the listview only has one column, and that contains the text data!?

Here's the code used to populate the list:

Private Sub Form_Load()
    Dim rs As ADODB.Recordset
    Dim li As ListItem
   
     Set rs = gDB.getRecordset("select MyText from tblMyTable"
   
    lv.ColumnHeaders.Add , , "Text", 5000
   
    Do While Not rs.EOF
        Set li = lv.ListItems.Add()
        li.Text = rs(0)
        rs.MoveNext
    Loop
End Sub

When I set a breakpoint at th do while... lv.columnheaders.count is 1


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ShauliCommented:
The checkbox is part of the first column along with the text. These ARE NOT to different columns. So you cannot control the location of the text and how far it is from the checkbox. However, there is a wlakaround:

Private Sub Form_Load()
    Dim rs As ADODB.Recordset
    Dim li As ListItem
   
     Set rs = gDB.getRecordset("select MyText from tblMyTable"

'======================
    lv.View = lvwReport     'to add columns you must set to reports
    lv.FullRowSelect = True
    lv.HideColumnHeaders = True
    lv.ColumnHeaders.Add , , , 400    'first column. this one has the checkbox, modify width as you want
    lv.ColumnHeaders.Add , , Text    'add a second column
  '======================

    Set li = lv.ListItems.Add()
        li.SubItems(1) = "Text"       'to add text to second column
   
    Do While Not rs.EOF
        Set li = lv.ListItems.Add()
        li.Text = rs(0)
        rs.MoveNext
    Loop
End Sub

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Mike EghtebasDatabase and Application DeveloperCommented:
Hi broesi,

All I know about List View, I have learned from Shauli.  I am greatfull we have an expert like Shauli at EE.  His response is more complete and to the point.  

Regards,

Mike
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Noel_CastilloCommented:
Heres another work around to set the distance of the text from the checkbox.
Precede ur text string with spaces during assignment.

Do While Not rs.EOF
        Set li = lv.ListItems.Add()
        li.Text = "     " & rs(0)                              '# of spaces depends on how far you want it to be
        rs.MoveNext
Loop

'it will also eliminate runtime error caused by null value in ur recordset (just in case)
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broesiAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot, guys! I've split the point, because I used Noel's suggestion and Shauli gave a good explanation of what's actually going on - is that okay with you?

broesi
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Noel_CastilloCommented:
Im glad that you use that simple idea. the split was ok with me. actually, that is my 1st points earned here. but by just knowing that the code helps you makes me feel good. im happy. tnx. :)
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