multi-column list box item order

This is a discussion on multi-column list box item order within the Windows Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; greetings, i've been trying to figure out how to set the item order of my multi-column list box from top-to-bottom ...

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    multi-column list box item order

    greetings,

    i've been trying to figure out how to set the item order of my multi-column list box from top-to-bottom to left-to-right. in other words:

    item0 item1
    item2 item3

    instead of

    item0 item2
    item1 item3

    is this possible with the native list box (mvc6) or do i have to get a different control in some free codebase?

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    You need to use a list-view control. As you've discovered the listbox multi-column feature gives newspaper style columns and is generally considered obsolete in favour of the list-view.

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    nice, thanks for the hint.

    by the way.. is there any way of selecting each subitem? not just the whole row or only the subitems in the first column. it seems there's no style for this?

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    Just don't use the LVS_EX_FULLROWSELECT style.
    Code:
    ListView_SetExtendedListViewStyle(hListView, LVS_EX_CHECKBOXES | LVS_EX_FULLROWSELECT | LVS_EX_HEADERDRAGDROP);

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    yeah i tried this but then only the subitems from the 0th column can be selected, not the others.

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