Color List Box With Extra Bits

Tuesday Oct 30th 2001 by E Buzoku

List box containing features such as background and foreground colors, text alignment (both vertical and horizontal), inactive items, item height, and more.

Developed using VC6, tested on Win2k Pro and XP Pro.

This MFC CListBox class extension is result of searching for a listbox that does exactly what I have implemented here, except for the vertical alignment. After browsing through CodeGuru site, I found some code but none that fully matched my project needs. Still, all the credit to Patrice Godard and Paul M. Meidinger for designing CColorListBox class, found at http://www.codeguru.com/listbox/colorlb.shtml, that I got the idea from.

CListBoxEBX Features
  • Background color.
  • Foreground color.
  • Text horizontal alignment.
  • Text vertical alignment.
  • Indicating inactive items.
  • Hooking of a DWORD value per item as in original SetItemData().
  • Allows for setting of the items height

Future desired features

  • Font manipulation.
  • Use of images
  • Horizontal scrolling.

// Instantiate the wrapper for the list box window
CListBoxEBX m_xList;

// This can be inserted in the ::OnInitDialog()
m_xList.AddItem("First string");
m_xList.AddItem("Last string");
m_xList.InsertItem("Middle string #1", 1, RGB(50,  100, 150),
                                          RGB(255, 255,255));
m_xList.InsertItem("Middle string #2", 1, RGB(100, 150, 200),
                                          RGB(255, 255,255));
m_xList.InsertItem("Middle string #3", 1, 12432321, 
                                          RGB(255, 255,255));

m_xList.SetActive(FALSE, 2);


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