Posted on 2011-09-13
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hi all,

I have a stupid question that i just cant seem to find the answer to. I use the following code to populate a  list view in

What i cant seem to get is i want to double click on a item and only get that value

eg if my list view has 5 coloums and 5 rows i want to be able to get the data from row 5 coloum 4

I hope this makes sense
        Dim LVI As ListViewItem = Nothing
        Dim cmd As New MySqlCommand
        Dim connect As New MySqlConnection(My.Settings.dnote_dbConnectionString)
Then cmd.CommandText = "SELECT * FROM data"

        cmd.Connection = connect
        Dim read As MySqlDataReader
        read = cmd.ExecuteReader
        While read.Read()
            LVI = New ListViewItem(read.GetString(0))
        End While

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Question by:frankie_jnr
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ID: 36529572
React to the SelectedIndexChanged event of the ListView:
Private Sub ListView1_SelectedIndexChanged(sender As System.Object, e As System.EventArgs) Handles ListView1.SelectedIndexChanged
End Sub

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Note that with a multiple selection, this gives you only the first item. You might want to go further to process multiple selections.

Author Comment

ID: 36530868
I did that but it is just not selecting anything or writing anything. Is there some property on the listview that i could have forgotten
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Expert Comment

ID: 36532114
Do you mean you want to double on a specific row and specific column?
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Expert Comment

ID: 36533103
Use ListView.HitText Method.

It Returns as ListViewHitTestInfo instance with ListItem and SubItem.
Private Sub lv_MouseClick(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.MouseEventArgs) Handles lv.MouseClick
    Dim info = lv.HitTest(e.X, e.Y)
End Sub

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Accepted Solution

x77 earned 500 total points
ID: 36533127
For DoubleClick:

    Private Sub lv_MouseDoubleClick(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.MouseEventArgs) Handles lv.MouseDoubleClick
        Dim info = lv.HitTest(e.X, e.Y)
        If info.SubItem IsNot Nothing Then Debug.Print(info.SubItem.Text)
    End Sub

Author Closing Comment

ID: 36534202
Thank you very much! Works like a dream!

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