Re: How to keep focus on CEdit and browse CListCtrl at the same time?

"Tom Serface" <>
Thu, 8 Oct 2009 08:27:29 -0700
To add to David's suggestion... you may want to call EnsureVisible() on the
item as well to make sure it scolls if necessary. This off the top of my
head, but I think you can have a selected item that is no in view. A
combination of setting the selection (or just focus if you don't want to
actually select it, pluse a call to EnsureVisible() should do the trick.


"Chris" <> wrote in message

I use MFC C++ 4.2. I need to do this:

I have 1 CEdit control and 1 CListCtrl with Report Style. When the FOCUS
on CEdit and I press UP or DOWN button, I can directly browse the record
CListCtrl as usual. But during the BROWSING, the FOCUS must kept at the

How to do this? I have tried to override the PreTranslateMessage event
handler, but I have no idea what to do when user press UP / DOWN button.

BOOL CMyDlg::PreTranslateMessage(MSG* pMsg)
if( GetFocus() == GetDlgItem( IDC_EDIT1 ) &&
pMsg->message == WM_KEYDOWN ){
if( pMsg->wParam == VK_UP ){
                  <WHAT TO DO>
}else if( pMsg->wParam == VK_DOWN ) ){
                  <WHAT TO DO>

return CDialog::PreTranslateMessage(pMsg);

Thank you very much.

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