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MFC ComboBox

How do I add strings to a combo box?  I tried Addstring method but it does not work.
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pipe
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ramrocketCommented:
cbBox.AddString("my string")
or
GetDlgItem(CB_ID)->AddString("my string")
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pipeAuthor Commented:
Lemmie restat what I did. I plopped a combo box down on my app. I then used the app wizard to create a member variable from the ID.  I made a combo box ctl variable.  Then I tired to add a string to it. ie. myComboCtl->AddString("string"); with no results. I was sure to use the UpdateData or whatever mehtod afterwards.   Addstring does not work in my case.
 
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viktornetCommented:
I tried it also, but didn';t get results also... It didn;t work here also... i'm actually a beginner in VC++, so I don't know the tricks to do it :))
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pipeAuthor Commented:
why do ppl always tell me to do what i have already done. the prob was that if you dont drag yer combo box to be able to hold at least on string, it will get added but wont show up in the list box.
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The_BrainCommented:
If you do it through Dialog editor, I am sure that you added...
CString m_ComboBoxStr  (type value);
CCombo m_ComboCtr (control value);

m_ComboCtr.AddString("The String");

But check on your Dialog editor, when you click on the drop button you will get another sizeable rectangle, resize it downwards.  (Also check if scrolling is on);

if this doesn't work post me the block of code that attempts to populate this combo.
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pipeAuthor Commented:
yes, thats what i did. take my points now
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The_BrainCommented:
Does it work though?? it seems like you accepted it out of annoyance.
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viktornetCommented:
OK, here is what I did and it worked...

When you drop your ComboBox on the dialog, and you go to the properties of the Combo box... then you should choose the style of your combo box to be simple... You'll see a rectangle under the combobox which is just like a Listbox... You resize that so it's as big as you want it... then change the sie back to drop down, and you use your code to add strings...

((CComboBox *)GetDlgItem(IDC_MYCOMBO))->AddString("Whatever you want");

Now click on the button of the combo box and you will see the strings there.. Hope this helps..

-Viktor
--Ivanov
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pipeAuthor Commented:
vc makes me bitchy some times. it didnt cross my mind that i needed to size the combo box list part until hours later.  the stuff was getting added, however the list was of no size and thats why it didnt show up. it does make sense that you need to size the list, but it just didnt pop into my head initially.
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viktornetCommented:
well, same here :) I didn't realize that till i tried to play with the properties of the combobox, and saw that the rectangle was too small...well glad to hear that you've finally got it to work :)

-Viktor
--Ivanov
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