Detect right click in ListView ColumnHeader

Posted on 2006-05-19
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Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I would like to detect a right click on a ListView ColumnHeader with the ultimate goal of showing a context menu showing a checklist of the columns and allowing the user to add or remove visible columns from the ListView.

The ListView ColumnClick event only responds to left click.

What can I do? - Searched all over and have found only scant references - seems as though an API call may be necessary.  Could I avoid with some sort of hittest?

Any example code or links would be helpful.


Question by:rmirabelle
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prakash_prk earned 1000 total points
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try the sample code in the following link
That article have an sample to handle double click event on the header control.
Change the wndproc method of HeaderControl class to the following
protected override void WndProc(ref Message message)
      const int WM_LBUTTONDBLCLK = 0x0203;
      const int WM_SETCURSOR = 0x0020;
      const int WM_RBUTTONUP = 0x0205;
      bool callBase = true;

      switch ( message.Msg )
      case WM_LBUTTONDBLCLK:                    
      case WM_SETCURSOR:
                  //Don't change cursor to sizing cursor.  Also ignore
                  //double click, which sizes the column to fit the data.
                  message.Result = (IntPtr)1;      //Return TRUE from message handler
                  callBase = false;            //Don't call the base class.
            } //if
            case WM_RBUTTONUP:
                  MessageBox.Show("Right click");            //Right button Click
      } //switch

            // pass messages on to the base control for processing
            base.WndProc( ref message ) ;
      } //if
} //WndProc()



Author Comment

ID: 16725862
I'm surprised that I don't find readily available a ListView with column right click functionality - guess I'll have to write and submit one!
Thanks, you pointed me in the right direction.
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Expert Comment

ID: 16726855
:). thanks  rmirabelle

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