Gets the handle to the edit control being used to edit a list-view item's text. You can send this message explicitly or by using the ListView_GetEditControl macro.



Must be zero.


Must be zero.

Return value

Returns the handle to the edit control if successful, or NULL otherwise.


When label editing begins, an edit control is created, positioned, and initialized. Before it is displayed, the list-view control sends its parent window an LVN_BEGINLABELEDIT notification code.

To customize label editing, implement a handler for LVN_BEGINLABELEDIT and have it send an LVM_GETEDITCONTROL message to the list-view control. If a label is being edited, the return value will be a handle to the edit control. Use this handle to customize the edit control by sending the usual EM_XXX messages.

When the user completes or cancels editing, the edit control is destroyed and the handle is no longer valid. You can subclass the edit control, but you should not destroy it. To cancel editing, send the list-view control a WM_CANCELMODE message.

The list-view item being edited is the currently focused item that is, the item in the focused state. To find an item based on its state, use the LVM_GETNEXTITEM message.


Minimum supported client
Windows Vista [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server
Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]

See also