Class that Enables Drag '& Drop of Internet Links from IE to a List Control

GetLink sample image

Environment: VC6 , Window98

Using OLE Drag and Drop, this control enables you to drag and drop any link from Internet Explorer (IE) directly to a list control. You can even drag the icon from the IE address bar so that the current Web page's URL is inserted into the list control!

Here is sample list control that get the Internet link from Internet Explorer.


1. Insert Following Routine into the Main App.

BOOL CPerfectGetApp::InitInstance()
{
	CoInitialize(NULL);

    if (!AfxOleInit())
    {
        AfxMessageBox("Ole Initialization Failed");
        return FALSE;
    }

    .....

}


int CPerfectGetApp::ExitInstance() 
{
	CoUninitialize();
	
	return CWinApp::ExitInstance();
}


2. In the main dialog header file.

#include "GetList.h"		 

#define IDC_GET_LIST	4321		// define any constant. ;-)

class CPerfectGetDlg : public CResizingDialog
{

    ....

// Attributes
protected:
	CGetList m_ctrGetList;

    ....
}


3. In the main dialog cpp file.

////////////////////////
// OnCreate
///////////////////////
int CPerfectGetDlg::OnCreate(LPCREATESTRUCT lpCreateStruct) 
{

	....

	
	// Create GetList control.
	m_ctrGetList.Create(
		LVS_REPORT | WS_VISIBLE | WS_CHILD,
			CRect( 10, 10 , 460, 200),	
			this, IDC_GET_LIST);

	m_ctrGetList.SetTextColor(RGB(255,255,255));
	m_ctrGetList.SetTextBkColor(RGB(69,83,103));
	m_ctrGetList.SetBkColor(RGB(69,83,103));


	// List Control Header Initializing.
	LV_COLUMN Lvc;

	Lvc.mask = LVCF_FMT | LVCF_WIDTH | LVCF_TEXT | LVCF_SUBITEM;
	Lvc.fmt = LVCFMT_LEFT;
	
	// First Column.
	Lvc.pszText = (LPTSTR)(LPCSTR)"Internet Link";
	Lvc.cx = 440; 
	Lvc.iSubItem = 0;
	m_ctrGetList.InsertColumn(0, &Lvc);


	// Set Extended style.
	m_ctrGetList.SetExtendedStyle( 
		LVS_EX_ONECLICKACTIVATE |
		LVS_EX_FULLROWSELECT | 
		LVS_EX_UNDERLINEHOT | 
		LVS_EX_INFOTIP |
		LVS_EX_FLATSB  |
		LVS_EX_GRIDLINES |
		LVS_EX_CHECKBOXES 
		);
	
	...
}


4. Just use it. ;-)



If you drag any link to your new program, your new GetList object show the fully qualified URL.

Downloads

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