control displays lists of information
to a user. As with the TreeView
control, Windows Explorer
provides an example of the ListView
control. The left
side of Windows Explorer contains a tree of all the directories on a drive. The
right side contains a list of items within a directory. To get an idea of the
ways in which a ListView
control can be used, you just
need to look at the way a list of files appears and behaves in Windows Explorer
(see Figure 4.6).
FIGURE 4.6. Example of a ListView in Windows Explorer showing large icons
Objects can be displayed in one of four ways with the ListView.
You can use either large or small icons to represent each item in the list, along
with accompanying text information, where multiple items can appear on a single
row. You can also display items in a list with one item per line. Finally you
can how items as a columnar report in the ListView control
with one item appearing on each line and sub-item information displaying in additional
columns in the control, as shown in Figure 4.7.
FIGURE 4.7. Example of a ListView in Windows Explorer showing the report style.
As you learn about the ListView, you will see similarities
to the TreeView control. The behavior and appearance
of the two controls can be manipulated in many of the same ways. The major difference
that you will notice is that objects in a ListView are
not related to each other, as are objects in a TreeView.
ListView Control topics
.<< Previous | Contents
| Next >>