Re: CListCtrl with LVS_REPORT, trouble setting font

"Tom Serface" <>
Tue, 18 Sep 2007 07:52:59 -0700
We get this kind of question all the time. Typically, a good solution is to
have the font object be part of the class where the font is being used.
That way you can set it any time and use it as much as needed without it
going out of scope until the object that uses it goes out of scope.


"ropo" <> wrote in message

On 18 Sep, 13:53, "David Ching" <> wrote:

"ropo" <> wrote in message

I'm getting unpredictable behaviour when setting the font on a list
control. I'm trying to reduce the font size so that I can make more
columns visible. No matter what I try the font is bigger than when I
started and BOLD.

If I use this code

CFont* pFont = m_lvPaths.GetFont();

my list control text is bigger and bolder, but I've not changed
anything? Unless the font used is different to the one returned by

Anyone know what's going on here?

m_lvPaths.GetFont() returns a TEMPORARY CFont object that could become
invalid after the next Windows message is processed. Create a copy of
font in your own CFont object and pass that to CFont. Make sure your
object stays in scope so it is not destroyed while the listctrl is still
using it!

A list control in Report mode can also be drawn using Custom Draw where
can specify different fonts, colors, etc. for different items.

-- David

Thanks David, it was a problem of Scope, my original font copy was

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