Getting the number of columns in the report view


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To get the number of columns in the list view control, we first get a pointer to the header control and then use the header control to query the number of columns it has.
CHeaderCtrl* pHeader = (CHeaderCtrl*) m_listctrl.GetDlgItem(0);
int nColumnCount = pHeader->GetItemCount();
This works even when the listview control has the LVS_NOCOLUMNHEADER style. It also works if the control is not in the report view.


  • A valid pointer to CHeaderCtrl object

    Posted by Legacy on 11/26/2003 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Mirko

    Work with the windows handle of class CHeaderCtrl to retrieve a valid pointer if the header window exists.
    // The pointer to my list control.
    extern CListCtrl* pMyListControl;

    // ThePointer to my header control
    CHeaderCtrl* pHeader = NULL;

    HWND hwndList = 0;
    HWND hwndHeader = 0;

    hwndList = pMyListControl->GetSafeHwnd();
    hwndHeader = ListView_GetHeader(hwndList); //macro use
    pHeader = (CHeaderCtrl*)FromHandle(hwndHeader);
    int nColumnCount = pHeader->GetItemCount();

  • Use GetHeaderCtrl

    Posted by Legacy on 11/06/2001 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Joost van den Boom

    Instead of using "m_listctrl.GetDlgItem(0)" use "m_listctrl.GetHeaderCtrl()" then it works fine!


  • Wrong number of columns.

    Posted by Legacy on 05/17/2000 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Alon

    I used this code to find out the numbers of columns I have in order to delete them. I got wrong number and I made the deletion in that way:

    while(m_ListCtrl.DeleteColumn(0) != 0);

    In that way I didn't have any problem!

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