Using Thumbnail Images in a List Control


This purpose of this article is to show you how to display thumbnail images in a list control.

The demo project is very straightforward:

  • It goes through a directory user specified to search for all the bitmap files, and store their names in a dynamic vector, "m_VectorImageNames".
  • On clicking the "Load" button, It draws the thumbnails of the bitmaps in the list control by calling the function "DrawThumbnails ()".
  • Draw the selected thumbnail image to fit into the image display area.



Download demo project - 83 KB


  • Implementing Brightness to this application

    Posted by wencong on 03/15/2004 11:14pm

    hi..anyone have any ideas on how to implement brightness adjustment into this application.. for example : user is able to adjust the brightness of the selected thumbnail image in the picture box. thanks

    • HELP!

      Posted by wencong on 03/17/2004 09:54pm

      some1 who read this comment pls do try to help me...thanks =p

  • Help

    Posted by Legacy on 02/19/2004 12:00am

    Originally posted by: yves

    When i change this project to VC++ 7.0, it gt an error saying nCount>=0. this error occurs when i press the browse button... Anyone can help me

    thank a lot

  • How to print the image

    Posted by Legacy on 05/20/2003 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Daniel

    How can I print The Image??

  • Demo project using GDI+ to display BMP, JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG thumbnails

    Posted by Legacy on 04/08/2003 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Yi Ren

    A lof people ask me to give a demo. project to show the thumbnails of images other than BMP. This demo. program uses the new GDI+ to manipulate the images with BMP. JPEG, GIF, TIFF and PNG formats. If you want to know something about GDI+, refer to an article in the MSDN magzine at the link below:


  • Please give a Demo code about use JPG image. Thanks!

    Posted by Legacy on 02/17/2003 12:00am

    Originally posted by: chequan


  • Please give a Demo code about use JPG image. Thanks!

    Posted by Legacy on 02/17/2003 12:00am

    Originally posted by: chequan


  • Fantastic!!

    Posted by Legacy on 10/31/2002 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Denis


  • Selected item(s)

    Posted by Legacy on 10/15/2001 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Enrico Fichtner

    How to render the selected item(s) differently than they are in your app? The standard style of selection looks ugly with 'real' images (my oppinion).

  • TEST

    Posted by Legacy on 07/31/2001 12:00am

    Originally posted by: jane doe


  • Using Thumbnail Images in a List Control

    Posted by Legacy on 05/09/2001 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Bath

    How to load tiff files insted of bmp???????

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