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  1. #1
    Larry Hunter Guest

    Multi column List Boxes




    I just realized that an earlier post was miss titled. My apologies to one
    and all. Here is the question again with the correct title.

    How does a person load data in the standard list box that comes with Visual
    Basic that has more than one column specified. My attempts so far, while
    amusing to look at, have no proven productive and finishing the project.

    Larry



  2. #2
    Kathleen Dollard-Joeris Guest

    Re: Multi column List Boxes

    Larry,

    Do you want a tab delimited box (columns that relate to each other per row)
    or a multi-column list (newspaper?).

    --
    Kathleen
    (MS-MVP)
    Reply in the newsgroup so everyone can benefit
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    "Larry Hunter" <Hunterlmc@gateway.net> wrote in message
    news:39d8c1e5@news.devx.com...
    >
    >
    >
    > I just realized that an earlier post was miss titled. My apologies to one
    > and all. Here is the question again with the correct title.
    >
    > How does a person load data in the standard list box that comes with

    Visual
    > Basic that has more than one column specified. My attempts so far, while
    > amusing to look at, have no proven productive and finishing the project.
    >
    > Larry
    >
    >




  3. #3
    Larry Hunter Guest

    Re: Multi column List Boxes



    Kathleen -

    Interesting point. The data that will be loaded into the list is composed
    of:

    Company Name
    City
    State abbreviation

    Since the data (with the exception of the State abbreviation) is of variable
    length I think that I will need to have fixed column widths like in a newpaper.

    Larry



    "Kathleen Dollard-Joeris" <kjoeris@noemailplease.com> wrote:
    >Larry,
    >
    >Do you want a tab delimited box (columns that relate to each other per row)
    >or a multi-column list (newspaper?).
    >
    >--
    >Kathleen
    >(MS-MVP)
    >Reply in the newsgroup so everyone can benefit
    >--
    >"Larry Hunter" <Hunterlmc@gateway.net> wrote in message
    >news:39d8c1e5@news.devx.com...
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> I just realized that an earlier post was miss titled. My apologies to

    one
    >> and all. Here is the question again with the correct title.
    >>
    >> How does a person load data in the standard list box that comes with

    >Visual
    >> Basic that has more than one column specified. My attempts so far, while
    >> amusing to look at, have no proven productive and finishing the project.
    >>
    >> Larry
    >>
    >>

    >
    >



  4. #4
    Kathleen Dollard-Joeris Guest

    Re: Multi column List Boxes

    Larry,

    Actually, my point was not clear, this sounds like a tab delimited list,
    with the company name, city and state abbreviation all lined up in a row.

    You can use tabs in a list box. Try it. You have to delve into the API a tad
    to position the tab stops correctly.

    I rarely do this. I prefer to pretty up a grid or listview for the purpose.
    Partly because I can then standardize my code, and partly because there is
    more functionality (virtual data, scrolltips, data bound, etc).

    --
    Kathleen
    (MS-MVP)
    Reply in the newsgroup so everyone can benefit
    --




  5. #5
    Larry Hunter Guest

    Re: Multi column List Boxes




    I am SUCH a dolt! I had not even considered using either a grid or listview
    control. Many thanks for the suggestion.

    Larry



  6. #6
    Larry Hunter Guest

    Re: Multi column List Boxes

    I finished yesterday with coding the listview control and wanted to say that
    it worked like a charm AND with less code then the original developer used.

    Larry


    Kathleen Dollard-Joeris <kjoeris@noemailplease.com> wrote in message
    news:39dc692b@news.devx.com...
    > Larry,
    >
    > Actually, my point was not clear, this sounds like a tab delimited list,
    > with the company name, city and state abbreviation all lined up in a row.
    >
    > You can use tabs in a list box. Try it. You have to delve into the API a

    tad
    > to position the tab stops correctly.
    >
    > I rarely do this. I prefer to pretty up a grid or listview for the

    purpose.
    > Partly because I can then standardize my code, and partly because there is
    > more functionality (virtual data, scrolltips, data bound, etc).
    >
    > --
    > Kathleen
    > (MS-MVP)
    > Reply in the newsgroup so everyone can benefit
    > --
    >
    >
    >




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