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FIX: FindItem Method of ListView Incorrectly Returns an Error

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Applications compiled and tested with earlier versions of the ListViewcontrol may encounter an unexpected error:
Run-time error '35600': Index out of bounds

when running on a system with version 5.00.3714 of COMCTL32.OCX. Thisunexpected error may cause the application to crash if it was not designedto handle unexpected errors.
The ListView control in COMCTL32.OCX version 5.00.3714 incorrectly raisesthis error when the FindItem method is called to search on the item Tags orSubItems and the ListView is empty.
This problem has been fixed in version 5.00.3828 of COMCTL32.OCX and isavailable in Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 1.

For additional information about the Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 1,please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
170365 : INFO: Visual Studio 97 Service Packs - What, Where, and Why

For customers who do not own Visual Basic 5.0, Visual C++ 5.0, or VisualStudio 97 the COMCTL32.OCX update is available to download separately.

For instructions on how to obtain the COMCTL32.OCX update, please see thefollowing article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
167121 : FILE: Updated COMCTL32.OCX Version 5.00.3828 Available
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a bug in the Microsoft products listedat the beginning of this article. This bug has been corrected inCOMCTL32.OCX, version 5.00.3828. This bug has also been corrected in VisualStudio 97 Service Pack 1.

Steps to Reproduce Behavior

  1. Start Visual Basic and create a new Standard EXE project.
  2. Select Project/Components... from the menu and add the "Microsoft Windows Common Controls 5.0" to the project.
  3. Add a ListView control to the default form in the project.
  4. In the click event of the list view, add the following code to call the FindItem method:
          Private Sub ListView1_Click()         ListView1.FindItem "bob", lvwTag      End Sub						
  5. Run the project and click on ListView. This should result in the error "Run-time error '35600': Index out of bounds."

Article ID: 167122 - Last Review: 12/04/2015 16:50:34 - Revision: 2.0

Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Learning Edition, Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Professional Edition, Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 3, Microsoft Visual C++ 5.0 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft Visual C++ 5.0 Professional Edition

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