Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#3657 closed Bug (Fixed)

Incorrect behaviour while using _GUICtrlListView_SimpleSort when no items are selected

Reported by: s.smeitz@… Owned by: Melba23
Milestone: Component: AutoIt
Version: Severity: None
Keywords: Cc:


When using a ListView (singlesel not enabled) which is populated with a number of items and none are selected using _GUICtrlListView_SimpleSort will select an single item.

This is due to incorrect handling of the Stringsplit function in the _GUICtrlListView_SimpleSort function written in GuiListView.au3.

If no items are selected _GUICtrlListView_GetSelectedIndices with the default settings returns an empty string. If no separatorchars are found Stringsplit will return an array with two elements being [0] = 1 and [1] = whole string = "" which is default behaviour.

Later in the _GUICtrlListView_SimpleSort a for loop is used based on the first element of the Stringsplit return array. I.e. it uses the fact that there is one item selected in the Listview which is of course incorrect. This results in having one item selected after the SimpleSort.

Suggested fix:
After StringSplit check for errors and modify array[0] to 0 if an error.

if @error = 1 Then $aSelectedItems[0] = 0

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comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by s.smeitz@…

Forgot to post the source code:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <GuiListView.au3>


Func Example()

GUICreate("listview items", 220, 250, 100, 200)

Local $idListview = GUICtrlCreateListView("col1 |col2|col3 ", 10, 10, 200, 150) ;,$LVS_SORTDESCENDING)
Local $idButton = GUICtrlCreateButton("Sort", 75, 170, 70, 20)
Local $idItem1 = GUICtrlCreateListViewItem("item2|col22|col23", $idListview)
Local $idItem2 = GUICtrlCreateListViewItem("item1|col12|col13", $idListview)
Local $idItem3 = GUICtrlCreateListViewItem("item3|col32|col33", $idListview)

; Loop until the user exits.
While 1

Switch GUIGetMsg()



Case $idButton

Msgbox($MB_OK,"Items selected?","Number items selected: " & _GUICtrlListView_GetSelectedCount($idListview))


Msgbox($MB_OK,"Items selected?","Number items selected: " & _GUICtrlListView_GetSelectedCount($idListview))

Case $idListview

MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "listview", "clicked=" & GUICtrlGetState($idListview), 2)



EndFunc ;==>Example

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by Melba23

It always helps to post runnable code - but I see the problem.

The problem is more complex that you suggest as there are 3 possible situations:

  • No selection: returns empty string (no delimiters)
  • Single selection: returns single index (no delimiters)
  • Multiple selections: returns delimited string of indices

I have come up with the following code to replace the current version:

Local $aSelectedItems = StringSplit(_GUICtrlListView_GetSelectedIndices($hWnd), $vSeparatorChar)


Local $sSelectedItems = _GUICtrlListView_GetSelectedIndices($hWnd)
Switch $sSelectedItems
	Case "" ; No selection
		Local $aSelectedItems[1] = [0]
	Case Else
		StringReplace($sSelectedItems, $vSeparatorChar, "")
		Switch @extended
			Case 0 ; Single selection
				Local $aSelectedItems[2] = [1, $sSelectedItems]
			Case Else ; Multiple selections
				Local $aSelectedItems = StringSplit(_GUICtrlListView_GetSelectedIndices($hWnd), $vSeparatorChar)

Try it and see if it works for you as well as it does for me.


comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by s.smeitz@…

You're totally right. More complex it is.

Your solution works good :-)

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by Melba23

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  • Resolution set to Fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

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