LVCOLUMNW structure

Contains information about a column in report view. This structure is used both for creating and manipulating columns. This structure supersedes the LV_COLUMN structure.

Syntax

typedef struct tagLVCOLUMNW {
  UINT   mask;
  int    fmt;
  int    cx;
  LPWSTR pszText;
  int    cchTextMax;
  int    iSubItem;
  int    iImage;
  int    iOrder;
  int    cxMin;
  int    cxDefault;
  int    cxIdeal;
} LVCOLUMNW, *LPLVCOLUMNW;

Members

mask

Type: UINT

Variable specifying which members contain valid information. This member can be zero, or one or more of the following values:

Value Meaning
LVCF_FMT
The fmt member is valid.
LVCF_WIDTH
The cx member is valid.
LVCF_TEXT
The pszText member is valid.
LVCF_SUBITEM
The iSubItem member is valid.
LVCF_IMAGE

Version 4.70. The iImage member is valid.

LVCF_ORDER

Version 4.70. The iOrder member is valid.

LVCF_MINWIDTH

Version 6.00 and Windows Vista.The cxMin member is valid.

LVCF_DEFAULTWIDTH

Version 6.00 and Windows Vista.The cxDefault member is valid.

LVCF_IDEALWIDTH

Version 6.00 and Windows Vista.The cxIdeal member is valid.

fmt

Type: int

Alignment of the column header and the subitem text in the column. The alignment of the leftmost column is always LVCFMT_LEFT; it cannot be changed. This member can be a combination of the following values. Note that not all combinations are valid.

Value Meaning
LVCFMT_LEFT
Text is left-aligned.
LVCFMT_RIGHT
Text is right-aligned.
LVCFMT_CENTER
Text is centered.
LVCFMT_JUSTIFYMASK
A bitmask used to select those bits of fmt that control field justification. To check the format of a column, use a logical "and" to combine LCFMT_JUSTIFYMASK with fmt. You can then use a switch statement to determine whether the LVCFMT_LEFT, LVCFMT_RIGHT, or LVCFMT_CENTER bits are set.
LVCFMT_IMAGE

Version 4.70. The item displays an image from an image list.

LVCFMT_BITMAP_ON_RIGHT

Version 4.70. The bitmap appears to the right of text. This does not affect an image from an image list assigned to the header item.

LVCFMT_COL_HAS_IMAGES

Version 4.70. The header item contains an image in the image list.

LVCFMT_FIXED_WIDTH

Version 6.00 and Windows Vista. Can't resize the column; same as HDF_FIXEDWIDTH.

LVCFMT_NO_DPI_SCALE

Version 6.00 and Windows Vista. If not set, CCM_DPISCALE will govern scaling up fixed width.

LVCFMT_FIXED_RATIO

Version 6.00 and Windows Vista. Width will augment with the row height.

LVCFMT_SPLITBUTTON

Version 6.00 and Windows Vista. Column is a split button (same as HDF_SPLITBUTTON). The header of the column displays a split button (same as HDF_SPLITBUTTON).

cx

Type: int

Width of the column, in pixels.

pszText

Type: LPTSTR

If column information is being set, this member is the address of a null-terminated string that contains the column header text. If the structure is receiving information about a column, this member specifies the address of the buffer that receives the column header text.

cchTextMax

Type: int

Size in TCHARs of the buffer pointed to by the pszText member. If the structure is not receiving information about a column, this member is ignored.

iSubItem

Type: int

Index of subitem associated with the column.

iImage

Type: int

Version 4.70. Zero-based index of an image within the image list. The specified image will appear within the column.

iOrder

Type: int

Version 4.70. Zero-based column offset. Column offset is in left-to-right order. For example, zero indicates the leftmost column.

cxMin

Type: int

Windows Vista. Minimum width of the column in pixels.

cxDefault

Type: int

Windows Vista. Application-defined value typically used to store the default width of the column. This member is ignored by the list-view control.

cxIdeal

Type: int

Windows Vista. Read-only. The ideal width of the column in pixels, as the column may currently be autosized to a lesser width.

Remarks

If a column is added to a list-view control with index 0 (the leftmost column), it is always LVCFMT_LEFT. Setting other flags on column 0 does not override that alignment. Therefore if you keep inserting columns with index 0, the text in all columns are left-aligned. If you want the first column to be right-aligned or centered you can make a dummy column, then insert one or more columns with index 1 or higher and specify the alignment you require. Finally delete the dummy column.

Note

The commctrl.h header defines LVCOLUMN as an alias which automatically selects the ANSI or Unicode version of this function based on the definition of the UNICODE preprocessor constant. Mixing usage of the encoding-neutral alias with code that not encoding-neutral can lead to mismatches that result in compilation or runtime errors. For more information, see Conventions for Function Prototypes.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows Vista [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]
Header commctrl.h

See also

LVM_DELETECOLUMN

LVM_GETCOLUMN

LVM_INSERTCOLUMN

LVM_SETCOLUMN

Reference