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Setting MaxLength for TListView’s Edit Control (Plus: Forcing Edit Mode Using a Keyboard Shortcut)

TListView Edit Item CaptionThe TListView Delphi control displays a list of items in a fashion similar to how Windows File Explorer displays files and folders.

The ReadOnly property of a List View, determines whether the user can modify the caption of an item. When ReadOnly is false, the OnEditing and OnEdited events occur when the user begins and finishes editing the list item, respectively.

At run time the user can click the selected item to enter the edit mode. Actually, two clicks (not double click) are needed: a click on an item to select it and then a second click to go to edit mode.

Here’s how to initiate the edit mode by a keyboards shortcut and also how to limit the number of characters for the TListView’s editor control.

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