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How can I change the height of a listview header, part2

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Hi,

I have asked this question before and received good solutions.
I have tried them all, except for one solution there I got stuck.
I wanted to try Espasquier's solution:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Pascal/Delphi/Q_26471490.html
(the last post)

So I have put the code that Espasquier posted in my component.
And then tried to check it out by calling it dynamicly:

procedure TMainForm.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
var
  MyListv: PkListv;
  MyListCol : TListColumn;
begin
  MyListv:= PkListv.Create(Self);
  MyListv.Parent := self;
  MyListv.Align := alTop;
  MyListv.Height := 300;
  MyListv.ViewStyle := vsReport;
  MyListv.GridLines := True;
  MyListv.ColumnClick := False;  
// MyListv.Caption:=IntToStr(MyListv.HeaderHeight);  <=============
  MyListv.HeaderHeight:=40;
  MyListCol := MyListv.Columns.Add;
  MyListCol.Alignment := taLeftJustify;
  MyListCol.Width := 150;
  MyListCol.Caption := 'Naam';
end;

But I get an error at line where I have put the arrow:

[Pascal Error] Main.pas(49): E2362 Cannot access protected symbol TControl.Caption

What do I do wrong?

Peter
My component:

unit PkListView;

interface

uses
  SysUtils, Classes, Controls, ComCtrls, Windows;

type
  PkListv = class(TListView)
  private
    { Private declarations }
  protected
    { Protected declarations }
   FHeaderHandle: HWND;
   function GetHeaderHeight:Integer;
   procedure SetHeaderHeight(h:Integer);
  public
    { Public declarations }
    constructor Create(AOwner: TComponent);
    destructor Destroy();
  published
    { Published declarations }
   property HeaderHeight:Integer read GetHeaderHeight write SetHeaderHeight;
  end;

procedure Register;

implementation

procedure Register;
begin
  RegisterComponents('Samples', [PkListv]);
end;

{ PkListv }

const
  LVM_FIRST = $1000;
  LVM_GETHEADER = LVM_FIRST + 31;

constructor PkListv.Create(AOwner: TComponent);
begin
  inherited Create(AOwner);

end;

destructor PkListv.Destroy;
begin
  inherited;
end;

function PkListv.GetHeaderHeight: Integer;
Var
  Rc:TRect;
begin
 Result:=0;
 FHeaderHandle:=SendMessage(Handle, LVM_GETHEADER, 0, 0);
 If GetWindowRect(FHeaderHandle, rc)
  Then Result := rc.Bottom - rc.Top
end;

procedure PkListv.SetHeaderHeight(h: Integer);
begin
 FHeaderHandle:=SendMessage(Handle, LVM_GETHEADER, 0, 0);
 SetWindowPos( FHeaderHandle, 0 , 0, 0, Width, h, 0 );
 InvalidateRect(FHeaderHandle,nil,True);
end;

end.

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by:epasquier
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that line is useless, in my example it is the form caption that I set to the headerHeight converted
delete it and run !
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by:peterkiers
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You mean this:

  MainForm.Caption:=IntToStr(MyListv.HeaderHeight);
  MyListv.HeaderHeight:=20;

After running it I get a number 0 in the caption of the mainform!

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by:peterkiers
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Even only with this line:

  MyListv.HeaderHeight:=20;

its not working.



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can you try to change the Header Height on another event than the one that creates the LV ? I'm not sure that the Header window is created at this moment, and if so the Get/Set functions cannot work.
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by:peterkiers
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Yes, it works now, I have installed my component and called for it with a button.
And it works great. Just one little question remains:

If i resize the columns, the height of the header will be set to normal.
Is there something I could do about that, to prevent it. So I set the
header to 28, and I resize the columns that the header stays at 28.

P.
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by:epasquier
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That is the problem, TListView has not been written to be easily subclassed.

A lot of such issues could be fixed by taking the TCustomList view code, and make the modification right from there. But as I told you in your first post, TListView sucks (both Microsoft implementation and Delphi wrapping) so it is better to take some replacements components from guys who spent years already to make their own improved versions
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