Treeview node not highlighted in Windows 7 - Vista OK

Posted on 2012-03-22
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Last Modified: 2012-03-22
I have a treeview consisting of a list of products  on the left hand side of screen. When an item in the treeview is selected a subform of the main form to the right of the treeview  displays the details of the item.

When the database runs under Vista if control is lost to the subform, the item on the treeview is still highlighted - less brightly but greyed over. So its still clear to the user where he/she is in the treeview. I dodn't do anything to achieve this - it just happens by default.
If my database runs on Windows 7 this semi-highlight is lost completely.

I have searched around the forum and the web but I can't find any way to keep the selected node highlighted when the treeview has lost focus.

In Windows 7 I also lose the horrible grey background to tab control - which I don't mind! - I think the difference to the treeview  might be something to do with this; Any ideas?


Question by:Louverril
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Dale Fye earned 2000 total points
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Whenever I use a treeview, I always include the following as the first several lines of the treeview controls NodeClick event.

'make sure the current node is highlighted and selected
Dim tvw As MSComctlLib.TreeView
Set tvw = Me.treeControlName.Object
tvw.DropHighlight = Nothing
tvw.DropHighlight = node
node.Selected = True

1.  you need to replace "treeControlName" with the name of your treeview control
2.  That last line (Node.Selected = true) is there because there are occasions where I call the NodeClick event to set the focus to the node without actually clicking on it.  You probably don't need that line, but I would definitely include the two DropHighlight lines.

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ID: 37752808
I must admit I was doubtful that this would work - but it does!


Thank you very much.

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by:Dale Fye
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In case you have not already found this site, here is a really good source for treeview stuff.


I recommend you start with his oldest post and work towards Episode #7.

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