XLIST Sample: Displays Text or Bitmaps 

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The XLIST sample is a control, subclassed from a Windows list box, that displays text or bitmap items. It demonstrates methods, ambient properties, picture holders, and font holders.

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This sample code is provided to illustrate a concept and should not be used in applications or Web sites, as it may not illustrate the safest coding practices. Microsoft assumes no liability for incidental or consequential damages should the sample code be used for purposes other than as intended.

Building and Running the Sample

To build and run the XLIST sample

  1. Open the solution Xlist.sln.

  2. On the Build menu, click Build.

See Controls Samples for details on adding a control to the Toolbox, manually registering a control, and using the ActiveX Control Test Container.


The XLIST sample demonstrates the following keywords:

AddItem; AfxGetInstanceHandle; CBrush::CreateSolidBrush; CDC::DrawFocusRect; CDC::ExtTextOut; CDC::FillRect; CDC::InvertRect; CDC::SelectObject; CDC::SelectStockObject; CDC::SetBkMode; CDC::SetTextColor; CDialog::DoModal; CObArray::GetAt; CObArray::GetSize; CObArray::InsertAt; CObArray::RemoveAll; CObject::IsKindOf; COleDispatchDriver::AttachDispatch; COleDispatchDriver::DetachDispatch; COleDispatchDriver::GetProperty; CString::AllocSysString; GetDC; GetDeviceCaps; GetSystemMetrics; HIWORD; LOWORD; MAKELONG; ReleaseDC; SendMessage


Some samples, such as this one, have not been modified to reflect the changes in the Visual C++ wizards, libraries, and compiler, but still demonstrate how to complete your desired task.

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