Re: CListCtrl right-click issue

"Doug Harrison [MVP]" <>
Tue, 29 Jul 2008 10:56:31 -0500
On Tue, 29 Jul 2008 10:32:53 -0500, "Eric Margheim"
<nospam***> wrote:

I am using a CListCtrl in a CProperyPage. I have added the OnNmRClickXXX
handler to my CPropertyPage so I can bring up a popup right-click menu over
the list control. It works fine but I have one glitch to iron out.

In my list some of the rows are actually like "children" of the row above.
They are for display only and do not have an ItemData associated with them.
I do not want these rows to be selectable. When I right-click this event
is called and by that time the row is already selected.

I also handle the OnLClick event for the list. It does not get called
unless one of my base rows is selected so I have no problems there.

How can I intercept the right-click to make sure it's on a valid row before
the selection event occurs?

I have a kludge that selects the row above after the fact but it's pretty
ugly. Optimally I'd like to prevent the row selection event from ever

You might be able to handle this in WM_RBUTTONDOWN or LVN_ITEMCHANGING.

Doug Harrison
Visual C++ MVP

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