Determining Item / Subitem Clicked in a ListView

This small code sample shows how to detect where the mouse was clicked in a listview.

Microsoft, in all their wisdom didn't give us VB developers an easy way to determine where in the listview the mouse was clicked. If you want to place a combo/textbox over a listitem / subitem, it can prove tricky to find out what item was clicked - this code will show you just how to do that.

The code uses the LVHITTESTINFO structure ported from the commctl.h C header file and the LVHT_ constants. The structure will let you know where in the listview the mouse was clicked, including :

  • An Items Icon (including SubItem Icons)
  • On Text
  • On a State Icon
  • Nowhere !

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  • Implementation in Delphi

    Posted by gcsaba2 on 10/27/2006 08:51am

  • subclick is nice, where is the code

    Posted by wiroon on 07/11/2005 10:56pm

    I am new at codeguru. I have logged-in and still can not see the code. Tell me how to view the code.

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    Posted by Legacy on 08/20/2003 12:00am

    Originally posted by: shakir

    nice code tell u after checking it

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    Posted by Legacy on 07/17/2003 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Chege

    Sweet stuff! Saved my skin!!!

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    Posted by Legacy on 07/15/2003 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Cary Martin

    You did a good job here. This was really useful.


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    Posted by Legacy on 04/22/2003 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Wong Liang


  • This is great :) Tanx

    Posted by Legacy on 08/13/2002 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Sam Vazirian

    Just wanted to say TANX

  • Thank u

    Posted by Legacy on 04/19/2002 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Murali

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    Posted by Legacy on 01/17/2002 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Lanny Schiele

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