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Trouble fitting columns into a ListView

Posted on 2006-06-16
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Hi,

I add columns to the ListView thusly:

driverLV.Columns.Add("Driver",            105,      HorizontalAlignment.Left);
driverLV.Columns.Add("# Runs",            50,      HorizontalAlignment.Left);
driverLV.Columns.Add("# Orders",      55,      HorizontalAlignment.Left);

It all works okay, but I need to fuss endlessly to get the columns to fit into the space provided by the size of the ListView.  Is there an easier way?  For example, is there a way I could specify the width of th first two, then use all remaining space for the final column.  But not so much that it would add a scroll bar?


Thanks,
Bob
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Ravi Singh earned 500 total points
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Hi, I don't think theres an easy way around this with the standard ListView, you can set the width of each column to -2 when there are items in the control, that should autosize the last column, but if the user resizes the first two columns then the last column is not auto-resized. The best way to resolve it is to create a subclass of the ListView control and override the WndProc method so that the last column always expands itself to the end of the ListView's width (similar solution to the above), the code that needs to go in the WndProc is given in the article below:

http://www.codeproject.com/cs/miscctrl/listviewautosize.asp
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by:ba272
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I have created a subclass to ListView, as the article described.  But when it comes to using it, I'm at a bit of a loss.  Normally, I use the designer to create my controls.  Will I need to create the new ListView dynamically?
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It would be real cool if I could design my dialogs using a standard ListView.  Then in the _Load function replace any ListView with MyListView, using the same parameters set as properties for the ListView.

I think this would mostly mean reading the X,Y coordinates of the ListView, then deleting it.  Next, create a MyListView with the same coordinates.  Does this make sense?

Thanks,
Bob
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scratch that.  It's working great.

Thanks.
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Hi Bob, sorry I was away for a while - glad you got it working, if you have any further problems let us know.
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