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Is there an Event that fires when a control is fully constructed.

Posted on 2011-02-18
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Last Modified: 2013-12-17
I have a custom control, derived from a ListView.
When the control is built, I want to do some work on the columns that are in the listview.
However, when I fire the method doing the work, at the end in the constructor, it can't find the columns yet.

Is there an event fired once the listview is completely built, that I could handle to do the work.

Thanks in advance :).
Question by:robleenheer

Accepted Solution

diwakarverma earned 1000 total points
ID: 34926398
you can use HandleCreated event. It occurs when a handle is created for the control.

if you just wants to update the column property, you can use paint event but its performance.
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by:DBAduck - Ben Miller
ID: 34926483
Are you data binding the custom control?  There is an OnItemDataBound and an OnItemCreated and then there is a Render event.

So depending on what you are trying to do with the listview, you can tap into the events that make sense for you.

Author Comment

ID: 34930861
HandleCreated for the (derived) listview apears to be firing before the columns are created.

this.Columns == null

returns true

I'm looking for an event that fires after all columns are created...... if there is one.

It's a bit like the 'Load' event in a form, whch fires after all controls in teh form have been added.
I'm looking for a 'Load' equivalent in ListView that fires after all Columns have been added.

No databinding
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by:Todd Gerbert
ID: 34930966
If you statically defined the columns (i.e. you added the columns using the properties window in the form designer), you should find that they're added inside the InitializeComponent() method in the .Designer.cs file for your user control, so they should be available any time after the call to InitializeComponent() in the constructor of your user control.

Author Comment

ID: 34930969
My previous comment is actually incorrect.
HandleCreated fires beautifully as I want it.



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Expert Comment

by:Todd Gerbert
ID: 34930996
Just be aware that it's possible for the HandleCreated event to be raised before there are any columns.

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