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ListView::ColumnClick Event

Occurs when the user clicks a column header within the list view control.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public:
 event ColumnClickEventHandler^ ColumnClick {
	void add (ColumnClickEventHandler^ value);
	void remove (ColumnClickEventHandler^ value);
}

The ColumnClick event occurs when the user clicks one of the column headers in a details view of the items in a ListView control (when the View property is set to Details). The ColumnClick event is typically handled to sort the items in the ListView using the clicked column as the column to sort by.

For more information about handling events, see Handling and Raising Events.

The following code example creates a form that contains a ListView control that manually sorts items when a column in the ListView control is clicked. The example defines a class called ListViewItemComparer that implements the System.Collections::IComparer interface that performs the ListViewItem comparison. The example creates an instance of ListViewItemComparer and uses it to set the ListViewItemSorter property of the ListView control. The Sort method call in the ColumnClick event handler uses the methods defined in ListViewItemComparer to perform the sort of items, based on the column that is clicked.

#using <System.dll>
#using <System.Drawing.dll>
#using <System.Windows.Forms.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Windows::Forms;
using namespace System::Drawing;
using namespace System::Collections;

// Implements the manual sorting of items by columns. 
ref class ListViewItemComparer: public IComparer
{
private:
   int col;

public:
   ListViewItemComparer()
   {
      col = 0;
   }

   ListViewItemComparer( int column )
   {
      col = column;
   }

   virtual int Compare( Object^ x, Object^ y )
   {
      return String::Compare( (dynamic_cast<ListViewItem^>(x))->SubItems[ col ]->Text,
                              (dynamic_cast<ListViewItem^>(y))->SubItems[ col ]->Text );
   }
};

public ref class ListViewSortForm: public Form
{
private:
   ListView^ listView1;

public:
   ListViewSortForm()
   {
      // Create ListView items to add to the control. 
      array<String^>^temp0 = {"Banana","a","b","c"};
      ListViewItem^ listViewItem1 = gcnew ListViewItem( temp0,-1,Color::Empty,Color::Yellow,nullptr );
      array<String^>^temp1 = {"Cherry","v","g","t"};
      ListViewItem^ listViewItem2 = gcnew ListViewItem( temp1,-1,Color::Empty,Color::Red,
                 gcnew System::Drawing::Font( "Microsoft Sans Serif",8.25F,FontStyle::Regular,GraphicsUnit::Point,0 ) );
      array<String^>^temp2 = {"Apple","h","j","n"};
      ListViewItem^ listViewItem3 = gcnew ListViewItem( temp2,-1,Color::Empty,Color::Lime,nullptr );
      array<String^>^temp3 = {"Pear","y","u","i"};
      ListViewItem^ listViewItem4 = gcnew ListViewItem( temp3,-1,Color::Empty,Color::FromArgb( 192, 128, 156 ),nullptr );

      //Initialize the ListView control and add columns to it. 
      this->listView1 = gcnew ListView;

      // Set the initial sorting type for the ListView. 
      this->listView1->Sorting = SortOrder::None;

      // Disable automatic sorting to enable manual sorting. 
      this->listView1->View = View::Details;

      // Add columns and set their text. 
      this->listView1->Columns->Add( gcnew ColumnHeader );
      this->listView1->Columns[ 0 ]->Text = "Column 1";
      this->listView1->Columns[ 0 ]->Width = 100;
      listView1->Columns->Add( gcnew ColumnHeader );
      listView1->Columns[ 1 ]->Text = "Column 2";
      listView1->Columns->Add( gcnew ColumnHeader );
      listView1->Columns[ 2 ]->Text = "Column 3";
      listView1->Columns->Add( gcnew ColumnHeader );
      listView1->Columns[ 3 ]->Text = "Column 4";

      // Suspend control logic until form is done configuring form. 
      this->SuspendLayout();

      // Add Items to the ListView control. 
      array<ListViewItem^>^temp4 = {listViewItem1,listViewItem2,listViewItem3,listViewItem4};
      this->listView1->Items->AddRange( temp4 );

      // Set the location and size of the ListView control. 
      this->listView1->Location = Point(10,10);
      this->listView1->Name = "listView1";
      this->listView1->Size = System::Drawing::Size( 300, 100 );
      this->listView1->TabIndex = 0;

      // Enable editing of the items in the ListView. 
      this->listView1->LabelEdit = true;

      // Connect the ListView::ColumnClick event to the ColumnClick event handler. 
      this->listView1->ColumnClick += gcnew ColumnClickEventHandler( this, &ListViewSortForm::ColumnClick );

      // Initialize the form. 
      this->ClientSize = System::Drawing::Size( 400, 400 );
      array<Control^>^temp5 = {this->listView1};
      this->Controls->AddRange( temp5 );
      this->Name = "ListViewSortForm";
      this->Text = "Sorted ListView Control";

      // Resume lay[Out] of* the form. 
      this->ResumeLayout( false );
   }

private:

   // ColumnClick event handler. 
   void ColumnClick( Object^ /*o*/, ColumnClickEventArgs^ e )
   {
      // Set the ListViewItemSorter property to a new ListViewItemComparer  
      // object. Setting this property immediately sorts the  
      // ListView using the ListViewItemComparer object. 
      this->listView1->ListViewItemSorter = gcnew ListViewItemComparer( e->Column );
   }
};

[System::STAThreadAttribute]
int main()
{
   Application::Run( gcnew ListViewSortForm );
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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