Explorer detail view style control.

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    Explorer detail view style control.

    I need to create or use a control similar to in windows explorer using view->details (where there are rows of files and columns representing their properties) Is there a control or a control style to do this or does anyone know of any suitable activex controls? I need to be able to set each 'cell' indidually from within the program, like a table in a database, but it should behave more like a list box to the end user.

    Thanks for any help

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    I don't know a lot about it, but I know the control is called a list view. It works similiar to a list box, but has the multiple columns. You can try msdn for more information.

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    For a list of files, no details, try a listbox and send it a LB_DIR msg.

    To get the details will need a report style listview (allows multi columns). FindFirstFile(), CloseFind() ect.

    There is code posted here to do most of this, in both WIN32 API and MFC, if you search.
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    Thanks for the help, I dont actually need to display files, it's rows in a database, I was just using explorer as an example, but I'll look into listview now.

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