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Can someone help me add a right click function on a listview. Basicly in short I would rightclick a ListViewItem and it would get the text from the first section, then a msgbox pops up saying what it is.

Say it looks like this

Number | Other

10 |?

20 |O

If I were to right click the item were 10 is. A menu shows and you select Option "Find text", msgbox shows up saying "You have selected 10"

Example up there was just an example.

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You can use this as a basis for experimentation. You might want to switch to a UDF listview if you're going to rely on more UDF functions though.

#include <GuiConstantsEx.au3>
#include <GuiListView.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>

;basic GUI
Global $GUI = GUICreate("", 300, 450)
Global $hListView = GUICtrlCreateListView("A|B|C|D|E|F|G", 25, 25, 250, 400)
For $i = 0 To 20
    GUICtrlCreateListViewItem("A" & $i & "|B" & $i & "|C" & $i & "|D" & $i & "|E" & $i & "|F" & $i & "|G" & $i, $hListView)

;Context Menu
Global $hCMenu = GUICtrlCreateContextMenu($hListView) ;add a context menu to the listview. I don't think you can add a seperate one to each item unless you write your own function.
Global $hCMenuText = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("Get Text", $hCMenu) ;add the get text option to the menu.
Global $sItemText ;this will store the text of the last right-clicked item.

GUIRegisterMsg($WM_NOTIFY, "WM_NOTIFY") ;This intercepts the Notification windows sends your GUI when you right click the listview (and many others) amd sends it to the "WM_NOTIFY" function.


While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case -3
        Case $hCMenuText

;All Notify messages for your GUI will be send to this function.
Func WM_NOTIFY($hWnd, $iMsg, $iwParam, $ilParam)
    #forceref $hWnd, $iMsg, $iwParam
    Local $hWndFrom, $iIDFrom, $iCode, $tNMHDR, $hWndListView, $tInfo

    If Not IsHWnd($hListView) Then $hWndListView = GUICtrlGetHandle($hListView)

    ;$ilParam is a pointer. This reads what's at that adress. (not sure why the name suggests its an int)
    $tNMHDR = DllStructCreate($tagNMHDR, $ilParam)
    $hWndFrom = HWnd(DllStructGetData($tNMHDR, "hWndFrom"))
    $iIDFrom = DllStructGetData($tNMHDR, "IDFrom")
    $iCode = DllStructGetData($tNMHDR, "Code")

    Switch $hWndFrom ;Check what control triggered the msg
        Case $hWndListView ;If it was the listview...
            Switch $iCode ;Check what action triggered the msg
                Case $NM_RCLICK ;If it was a right click...
                    $tInfo = DllStructCreate($tagNMITEMACTIVATE, $ilParam) ;get the information about the item clicked.
                    $sItemText =  _GUICtrlListView_GetItemText($hWndListView, DllStructGetData($tInfo, "Index"), DllStructGetData($tInfo, "SubItem")) ;store the item text in a global variable in case the get text option is clicked.
                    ;You could also just store the Index and SubItem values, the entire $tInfo struct, or whatever works best for you.

                    ;Uncomment the next part to get more information about your click.
;~                  _DebugPrint("$NM_RCLICK" & @LF & "--> hWndFrom:" & @TAB & $hWndFrom & @LF & _
;~                          "-->IDFrom:" & @TAB & $iIDFrom & @LF & _
;~                          "-->Code:" & @TAB & $iCode & @LF & _
;~                          "-->Index:" & @TAB & DllStructGetData($tInfo, "Index") & @LF & _
;~                          "-->SubItem:" & @TAB & DllStructGetData($tInfo, "SubItem") & @LF & _
;~                          "-->NewState:" & @TAB & DllStructGetData($tInfo, "NewState") & @LF & _
;~                          "-->OldState:" & @TAB & DllStructGetData($tInfo, "OldState") & @LF & _
;~                          "-->Changed:" & @TAB & DllStructGetData($tInfo, "Changed") & @LF & _
;~                          "-->ActionX:" & @TAB & DllStructGetData($tInfo, "ActionX") & @LF & _
;~                          "-->ActionY:" & @TAB & DllStructGetData($tInfo, "ActionY") & @LF & _
;~                          "-->lParam:" & @TAB & DllStructGetData($tInfo, "lParam") & @LF & _
;~                          "-->KeyFlags:" & @TAB & DllStructGetData($tInfo, "KeyFlags"))


    ;Returning this allows the GUI to handle the messages in the usual way once you're done. Returning anything else will block default behavior. (giving you a largely unresponsive GUI)

Func _ShowText()

Func _DebugPrint($s_text, $line = @ScriptLineNumber)
    ConsoleWrite( _
            "!===========================================================" & @LF & _
            "+======================================================" & @LF & _
            "-->Line(" & StringFormat("%04d", $line) & "):" & @TAB & $s_text & @LF & _
            "+======================================================" & @LF)

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@Tvern Thank you, your code worked slightly what I needed.

@JohnOne I will definitly take a look at the UDF.

@Tvern Whats not working is if you select the row A0 is on, right click and click get text, it shows A0 like its supost to, but if you select the row that has A1 in it, it responds with B0 on mine when it should get A1 instead. I am still looking at it seeing what I can change and stuff, and see if I can fiddle with it to change stuff depending on what I right click and select. Like say if I right clicked and clicked an option called "Get Second Text" Id right click the A0 Row and it would reply B0(example only), you get what I mean right? just letting you know.

@JohnOne I am going to look at the UDF now and see what I can fiddle with that. Even if it might not have what I am looking for the UDF looks to be very interesting.

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Without looking at Melba23 code, I am just assuming that since it can select and move the items around, that it must hold the variable of what it is moving in order to keep track of it, (famous last words).

So if you have that, its win.

Edited by JohnOne

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@JohnOne What you just said, made perfect sense. It must be able to keep track with a variable if its moving the order, how else would it work out?

I have found out what is wrong. The program code you gave me works exactly as its supost to, the problem is it only works on windows xp machines. It fails to comprehend the workings of Vista or Windows 7. I have tested and verified that it is the problem.

Edited by KurogamineNox

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Add this at the top of your script:


If you run and compile your using the x86 version of AutoIt both M23's and my own examples should work.

The x64 version works fine for the most part, but Structs, Dll's and external objects don't always play nice, so if you get any error running as x64, test if x86 works.

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I guess the program works when compiled to work on 32 bit instead of 64 processors. Is there really that big of a difference for the code to just break when running 64 bit instead of 32 bit?

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I think the problem is that the 64 bit version stores its data in memory as a different datatype, so you'd have to adjust your Structs to request the correct datatypes, but at this point I don't see a reason to use x64, so I don't usually bother with trying to figure it out.

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Makes sense, I guess there isnt any reason to fix the coding as as long as it works and I am not dependent on a cross platform server I should be fine. Both my computer and my laptop run 64bit processors and I don't see any use for having a 64 bit server if the 32 bit works perfectly.

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