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I want to be able to click on an item in a multi-column listbox and show the equivalent of a tooltip label if the text isn't fully displayed because the list box is not wide enough. How do you do this ? If you can't, please can you suggest an alternative.

Thanx.
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Question by:timjc
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by:Éric Moreau
ID: 1471160
Put an invisible label on your form.

Then, in the MouseUp event you move your label to the X and Y coordinates the the event gives you and make your label visible.
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by:timjc
ID: 1471161
How do I stop that label from being partially hidden by the form should it want to reach further to the right than the form is ?
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by:Éric Moreau
ID: 1471162
When you want to show the label, check that X + label.Width is less than form.scalewidth.

If not, you can move your label some twips to the left.

Maybe you can deal with autosize and wordwrap property of the label.
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by:jbil
ID: 1471163
Also you could use tooltips and change it's text

like this.........

Private Sub List1_MouseUp(Button As Integer, Shift As Integer, X As Single, Y As Single)
Dim ypos

ypos = Int(Y / (List1.FontSize * 25))
List1.ToolTipText = List1.List(ypos)

End Sub
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anzen earned 90 total points
ID: 1471164
Try this:

Create a new project, add a listbox to Form1 and call it
lstTest, next insert the following code in Form1:

Private Sub Form_Load()
    Dim iItem As Integer
   
    With lstTest
        For iItem = 0 To 1000
            .AddItem "Item #" & iItem
            .ItemData(.NewIndex) = Int((1000 - 101) * Rnd + 100)
        Next iItem
    End With
End Sub

Private Sub lstTest_Click()
    With lstTest
        If .ListIndex <> -1 Then
            .ToolTipText = .List(.ListIndex) & " (Value=" & .ItemData(.ListIndex) & ")"
        End If
    End With
End Sub

now, whenever You click an item on the list the tooltip will
be changed to reflect the data of the selected item

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