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dotNet, Listview & Hotkeys (curosity question...)

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2024 4:08 pm
by FFF
I use a banking app, which migrated in it's last incarnation to be a "dotNet" app, ILSpy says, for 4.8. A shell, with quite some panes.
In one pane they use a listview to show open jobs. Usually the list is SMALLER than the pane, so there's quite some white space below the last record lines.
With the cursor "in" the table list, i can hit CTRL-A to select all lines. But as long as the cursor is in the white space, there's no reaction to the shortcut.

I asked them for a fix, they say, it's a limitation of the used "Microsoft table-control" - is that so?

Re: dotNet, Listview & Hotkeys (curosity question...)

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2024 5:33 am
by wriedmann
Hi Karl,
generally the Microsoft controls are not optimized for hotkeys or user friendly behaviors. They leave that or to the indiviual programmers or to 3rd party control providers. Using mostly the "original" controls and thank to subclassing normally a programmer can add some functionalities. So I think their answer was correct and they simply don't think about changing or enhancing that behavior.