MEASUREITEMSTRUCT structure

Informs the system of the dimensions of an owner-drawn control or menu item. This allows the system to process user interaction with the control correctly.

Syntax

typedef struct tagMEASUREITEMSTRUCT {
  UINT      CtlType;
  UINT      CtlID;
  UINT      itemID;
  UINT      itemWidth;
  UINT      itemHeight;
  ULONG_PTR itemData;
} MEASUREITEMSTRUCT, *PMEASUREITEMSTRUCT, *LPMEASUREITEMSTRUCT;

Members

CtlType

Type: UINT

The control type. This member can be one of the values shown in the following table.

Value Meaning
ODT_COMBOBOX
Owner-drawn combo box
ODT_LISTBOX
Owner-drawn list box
ODT_LISTVIEW
Owner-draw list-view control
ODT_MENU
Owner-drawn menu

CtlID

Type: UINT

The identifier of the combo box or list box. This member is not used for a menu.

itemID

Type: UINT

The identifier for a menu item or the position of a list box or combo box item. This value is specified for a list box only if it has the LBS_OWNERDRAWVARIABLE style; this value is specified for a combo box only if it has the CBS_OWNERDRAWVARIABLE style.

itemWidth

Type: UINT

The width, in pixels, of a menu item. Before returning from the message, the owner of the owner-drawn menu item must fill this member.

itemHeight

Type: UINT

The height, in pixels, of an individual item in a list box or a menu. Before returning from the message, the owner of the owner-drawn combo box, list box, or menu item must fill out this member.

itemData

Type: ULONG_PTR

The application-defined value associated with the menu item. For a control, this member specifies the value last assigned to the list box or combo box by the LB_SETITEMDATA or CB_SETITEMDATA message. If the list box or combo box has the LB_HASSTRINGS or CB_HASSTRINGS style, this value is initially zero. Otherwise, this value is initially the value passed to the list box or combo box in the lParam parameter of one of the following messages:

Remarks

The owner window of an owner-drawn control receives a pointer to the MEASUREITEMSTRUCT structure as the lParam parameter of a WM_MEASUREITEM message. The owner-drawn control sends this message to its owner window when the control is created. The owner then fills in the appropriate members in the structure for the control and returns. This structure is common to all owner-drawn controls except the owner-drawn button control whose size is predetermined by its window.

If an application does not fill the appropriate members of MEASUREITEMSTRUCT, the control or menu item may not be drawn properly.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows Vista [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]
Header winuser.h (include Windows.h)

See Also

CB_ADDSTRING

CB_INSERTSTRING

CB_SETITEMDATA

LB_ADDSTRING

LB_INSERTSTRING

LB_SETITEMDATA

Reference

WM_MEASUREITEM