ListView.OnColumnClick Method (ColumnClickEventArgs)

 

Raises the ColumnClick event.

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

Protected Overridable Sub OnColumnClick (
	e As ColumnClickEventArgs
)

Parameters

e
Type: System.Windows.Forms.ColumnClickEventArgs

A ColumnClickEventArgs that contains the event data.

Raising an event invokes the event handler through a delegate. For more information, see Handling and Raising Events.

The OnColumnClick method also allows derived classes to handle the event without attaching a delegate. This is the preferred technique for handling the event in a derived class.

Notes to Inheritors:

When overriding OnColumnClick in a derived class, be sure to call the base class's OnColumnClick method so that registered delegates receive the event.

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.

Imports System
Imports System.Windows.Forms
Imports System.Drawing
Imports System.Collections


Namespace ListViewSortFormNamespace

    Public Class ListViewSortForm
        Inherits Form

        Private listView1 As ListView

        Public Sub New()
            ' Create ListView items to add to the control.
            Dim listViewItem1 As New ListViewItem(New String() {"Banana", "a", "b", "c"}, -1, Color.Empty, Color.Yellow, Nothing)
            Dim listViewItem2 As New ListViewItem(New String() {"Cherry", "v", "g", "t"}, -1, Color.Empty, Color.Red, New Font("Microsoft Sans Serif", 8.25F, FontStyle.Regular, GraphicsUnit.Point, CType(0, System.Byte)))
            Dim listViewItem3 As New ListViewItem(New String() {"Apple", "h", "j", "n"}, -1, Color.Empty, Color.Lime, Nothing)
            Dim listViewItem4 As New ListViewItem(New String() {"Pear", "y", "u", "i"}, -1, Color.Empty, Color.FromArgb(CType(192, System.Byte), CType(128, System.Byte), CType(156, System.Byte)), Nothing)

            'Initialize the ListView control and add columns to it.
            Me.listView1 = New ListView

            ' Set the initial sorting type for the ListView.
            Me.listView1.Sorting = SortOrder.None
            ' Disable automatic sorting to enable manual sorting.
            Me.listView1.View = View.Details
            ' Add columns and set their text.
            Me.listView1.Columns.Add(New ColumnHeader)
            Me.listView1.Columns(0).Text = "Column 1"
            Me.listView1.Columns(0).Width = 100
            listView1.Columns.Add(New ColumnHeader)
            listView1.Columns(1).Text = "Column 2"
            listView1.Columns.Add(New ColumnHeader)
            listView1.Columns(2).Text = "Column 3"
            listView1.Columns.Add(New ColumnHeader)
            listView1.Columns(3).Text = "Column 4"
            ' Suspend control logic until form is done configuring form.
            Me.SuspendLayout()
            ' Add Items to the ListView control.
            Me.listView1.Items.AddRange(New ListViewItem() {listViewItem1, listViewItem2, listViewItem3, listViewItem4})
            ' Set the location and size of the ListView control.
            Me.listView1.Location = New Point(10, 10)
            Me.listView1.Name = "listView1"
            Me.listView1.Size = New Size(300, 100)
            Me.listView1.TabIndex = 0
            ' Enable editing of the items in the ListView.
            Me.listView1.LabelEdit = True
            ' Connect the ListView.ColumnClick event to the ColumnClick event handler.
            AddHandler Me.listView1.ColumnClick, AddressOf ColumnClick

            ' Initialize the form.
            Me.ClientSize = New Size(400, 400)
            Me.Controls.AddRange(New Control() {Me.listView1})
            Me.Name = "ListViewSortForm"
            Me.Text = "Sorted ListView Control"
            ' Resume layout of the form.
            Me.ResumeLayout(False)
        End Sub 'NewNew


        ' ColumnClick event handler.
        Private Sub ColumnClick(ByVal o As Object, ByVal e As ColumnClickEventArgs)
            ' Set the ListViewItemSorter property to a new ListViewItemComparer 
            ' object. Setting this property immediately sorts the 
            ' ListView using the ListViewItemComparer object.
            Me.listView1.ListViewItemSorter = New ListViewItemComparer(e.Column)
        End Sub

    End Class

    ' Implements the manual sorting of items by columns.
    Class ListViewItemComparer
        Implements IComparer

        Private col As Integer

        Public Sub New()
            col = 0
        End Sub

        Public Sub New(ByVal column As Integer)
            col = column
        End Sub

        Public Function Compare(ByVal x As Object, ByVal y As Object) As Integer _
           Implements IComparer.Compare
            Return [String].Compare(CType(x, ListViewItem).SubItems(col).Text, CType(y, ListViewItem).SubItems(col).Text)
        End Function
    End Class
End Namespace

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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