MeasureItemEventHandler Delegate

 

Represents the method that will handle the MeasureItem event of the ListBox, ComboBox, CheckedListBox, or MenuItem controls.

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

public delegate void MeasureItemEventHandler(
	Object^ sender,
	MeasureItemEventArgs^ e
)

Parameters

sender
Type: System::Object^

The source of the event.

e
Type: System.Windows.Forms::MeasureItemEventArgs^

A MeasureItemEventArgs that contains the event data.

When you create a MeasureItemEventHandler delegate, you identify the method that will handle the event. To associate the event with your event handler, add an instance of the delegate to the event. The event handler is called whenever the event occurs, unless you remove the delegate. For more information about event handler delegates, see Handling and Raising Events.

The following code example demonstrates using the Graphics property to perform custom drawing of the items in a ListBox.

public ref class Form1: public System::Windows::Forms::Form
{
private:
   System::Windows::Forms::ListBox^ listBox1;
   System::ComponentModel::Container^ components;

public:
   ~Form1()
   {
      if ( components != nullptr )
      {
         delete components;
      }
   }

private:

   /// <summary>
   /// Required method for Designer support - do not modify
   /// the contents of this method with the code editor.
   /// </summary>
   void InitializeComponent()
   {
      this->listBox1 = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::ListBox;
      this->SuspendLayout();

      // 
      // listBox1
      // 
      this->listBox1->DrawMode = System::Windows::Forms::DrawMode::OwnerDrawVariable;
      this->listBox1->Location = System::Drawing::Point( 16, 48 );
      this->listBox1->Name = "listBox1";
      this->listBox1->SelectionMode = System::Windows::Forms::SelectionMode::MultiExtended;
      this->listBox1->Size = System::Drawing::Size( 256, 134 );
      this->listBox1->TabIndex = 0;
      this->listBox1->MeasureItem += gcnew System::Windows::Forms::MeasureItemEventHandler( this, &Form1::listBox1_MeasureItem );
      this->listBox1->DrawItem += gcnew System::Windows::Forms::DrawItemEventHandler( this, &Form1::listBox1_DrawItem );

      // 
      // Form1
      // 
      this->ClientSize = System::Drawing::Size( 292, 273 );
      array<System::Windows::Forms::Control^>^temp0 = {this->listBox1};
      this->Controls->AddRange( temp0 );
      this->Name = "Form1";
      this->Text = "Form1";
      this->ResumeLayout( false );
   }

   void listBox1_MeasureItem( Object^ /*sender*/, MeasureItemEventArgs^ e )
   {
      System::Drawing::Font^ font = (dynamic_cast<ListBoxFontItem^>(listBox1->Items[ e->Index ]))->Font;
      SizeF stringSize = e->Graphics->MeasureString( font->Name, font );

      // Set the height and width of the item
      e->ItemHeight = (int)stringSize.Height;
      e->ItemWidth = (int)stringSize.Width;
   }

   // For efficiency, cache the brush to use for drawing.
   SolidBrush^ foreColorBrush;
   void listBox1_DrawItem( Object^ /*sender*/, DrawItemEventArgs^ e )
   {
      Brush^ brush;

      // Create the brush using the ForeColor specified by the DrawItemEventArgs
      if ( foreColorBrush == nullptr )
            foreColorBrush = gcnew SolidBrush( e->ForeColor );
      else
      if ( foreColorBrush->Color != e->ForeColor )
      {
         // The control's ForeColor has changed, so dispose of the cached brush and
         // create a new one.
         delete foreColorBrush;
         foreColorBrush = gcnew SolidBrush( e->ForeColor );
      }

      // Select the appropriate brush depending on if the item is selected.
      // Since State can be a combinateion (bit-flag) of enum values, you can't use
      // "==" to compare them.
      if ( (e->State & DrawItemState::Selected) == DrawItemState::Selected )
            brush = SystemBrushes::HighlightText;
      else
            brush = foreColorBrush;

      // Perform the painting.
      System::Drawing::Font^ font = (dynamic_cast<ListBoxFontItem^>(listBox1->Items[ e->Index ]))->Font;
      e->DrawBackground();
      e->Graphics->DrawString( font->Name, font, brush, e->Bounds );
      e->DrawFocusRectangle();
   }

public:

   /// <summary>
   ///  A wrapper class for use with storing Fonts in a ListBox.  Since ListBox uses the
   ///  ToString() of its items for the text it displays, this class is needed to return
   ///  the name of the font, rather than its ToString() value.
   /// </summary>
   ref class ListBoxFontItem
   {
   public:
      System::Drawing::Font^ Font;
      ListBoxFontItem( System::Drawing::Font^ f )
      {
         Font = f;
      }

      virtual String^ ToString() override
      {
         return Font->Name;
      }
   };
};

[STAThread]
int main()
{
   Application::Run( gcnew Form1 );
}

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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