MeasureItem for dynamic font changing in a list control

Zafir's article on adjusting row height in a CListCtrl derived class needs to be adjusted when dealing with dynamic font changes. His sample causes some problems where the row height is not correctly computed to compensate for different video display modes.

The code snip below responds correctly to font changes by selecting the font object into the Client Dc, then obtains the text metrics. Note that we are adding tmHeight and tmExternalLeading values to cover the glyphs that extend beyond the normal height boundaries of a given font.

void CMyListCtrl::MeasureItem( LPMEASUREITEMSTRUCT lpMeasureItemStruct )
{
	CClientDC dc( this );
	CFont* pFont = GetFont();
	ASSERT( pFont );

	CFont* pOldFont = dc.SelectObject( pFont );
	ASSERT( pOldFont );

	TEXTMETRIC txtMetric;
	BOOL bRet = dc.GetTextMetrics( &txtMetric );
	ASSERT( bRet );

	int cyChar = txtMetric.tmHeight + txtMetric.tmExternalLeading;
	ASSERT( 0 != cyChar );

	lpMeasureItemStruct->itemHeight = cyChar;
}

Last updated: 29 July 1998 by Rob Osborne



Comments

  • You must say something about reflected messages.

    Posted by Legacy on 11/05/1998 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Mihai

    Sincerely, Mihai Filimon
    

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