Color Listbox

I needed a listbox showing colors and text strings for a legend. When I didn't find any, I decided to create my own, based on Color Picker Combo Box (3) by James R. Twine.

It has the same functionality, except it is based on a CListbox instead of a CCombobox.

To use it: Define a Listbox on a dialog. Set the properties to owner-draw, with strings, and create a member variable of control type for it. Then replace the CListbox type with CColorListbox.

// in dialog.h
enum { IDD = IDD_MY_DIALOG };
CColorListBox	m_ctrList1;


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  • Owner Draw, ok. But... which one?

    Posted by Nelek on 07/24/2006 07:19am

    Hi, IB4m using Visual C++ 6.0 and IB4m going to use your CColorListBox. I have seen that there are different options to select in "Owner-Draw": None, Fixed and Variable. Which one should we use? Fixed or Variable?

  • "ami.h"

    Posted by Legacy on 02/06/2003 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Rong Yao

    Nice job! But where is "ami.h"?

  • Subclass a listbox

    Posted by Legacy on 11/13/2001 12:00am

    Originally posted by: SamZheng

    Could someone explain how to subclass a listbox, so I can fill different background colors for each item in the list?

  • Why list box can not selected?

    Posted by Legacy on 04/30/2001 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Guo zanhua

    When i use CreateWindow() create a listbox,
    and i am sure the create style is single selection,
    but i can not select any of item in the list box

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