Handling right-click on the CListCtrl header control

Environment: VC6 

An alternative to Zafir Andum's approach on determining right click on the header control is to use the HDM_HITTEST message in order to determine  on which header item the user right clicked. This saves you the "for" loop for the determination of the column.

Here is an example:

BOOL CMyListtCtrl::OnNotify(WPARAM wParam, LPARAM lParam, LRESULT* pResult)
{
 if( wParam==0 && ((NMHDR*)lParam)->code ==NM_RCLICK)
 {
  POINT Point;
  GetCursorPos (&Point);
  ScreenToClient(&Point);
  HDHITTESTINFO HitTest;

  HitTest.pt.x = Point.x;
  HitTest.pt.y = Point.y;
  // Send the Hit Test Message

  GetHeaderCtrl()->SendMessage(HDM_HITTEST,0,(LPARAM)&HitTest);
 }
}

The HDHITTESTINFO structure holds the column index in its iItem member. 

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Comments

  • Wide controls

    Posted by czesiek120 on 01/24/2008 01:53am

    Coordinates need to be recalculated using HeaderCtrl not ListCtrl. Therefore change ScreenToClient(&Point); to GetHeaderCtrl()->ScreenToClient(&Point);

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