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Duplicating a LISTBOX with Content Existing Already

Posted on 1999-01-09
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Is it possible to duplicate a LISTBOX that has content already existing in it so that i can have a second listbox with the EXACT content that was held in the original listbox? So, for example i have:

List1.list(0)="Hello"
List1.list(1)="There"

List2 = list1

Now List2 should have ALL of the same properties, including content as LIST1.

Thanks

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Question by:aniston
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by:mcix
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You could try something like this:

Private Sub CopyListBox(Source As ListBox, Target As ListBox)
   
    Dim mintCurrentListItem As Integer
    Target.Clear
    For mintCurrentListItem = 0 To Source.ListCount - 1
        With Target
            .AddItem Source.List(mintCurrentListItem)
            .ItemData(.NewIndex) = Source.ItemData(mintCurrentListItem)
        End With
    Next
End Sub

Private Sub cmdCopyContents_Click()
    CopyListBox List1, List2
End Sub
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by:aniston
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Oh...i am sorry. I should have elaborated more. I already knew i could do the method you just proposed mcix ... Sorry for not mentioning this in my original post. (Edited by Computer101).. The reason i am asking to duplicate a listbox in one single copy is because i notice when you have some 6000 items inside a listbox and you attempt to duplicate these items into another listbox that process takes VERY LONG. I was hoping there was an a better way to copy such a large amount of data into the other at a quicker pace.. Can anyone else provide a solution to this UNIQUE problem.

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by:ameba
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It is faster if you cache Source.ListCount - 1 before loop:
    Dim slc As Integer
    slc = Source.ListCount - 1
    For mintCurrentListItem = 0 To slc

and set Visible property of Target listbox
' before Target.Clear
   Target.Visible = False
' after loop
   Target.Visible = True

Warning:
If your Target listbox has Sorted=True, code will execute slow.

And putting 'With Target' outside loop (as mcix did) is very important.
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Good Points!
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edunc earned 20 total points
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woah!  those other explinations were long!  You'll probably like this one a lot better!


  'this is so there is something in list1.  you would probably replace this with something else in your program.
  List1.AddItem "hello"
  List1.AddItem "there"

  'this will copy the contents of list1 to list2
  For i = 0 To List1.ListCount - 1
    List2.List(i) = List1.List(i)
  Next i

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