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What statement can I use so duplicate numbers wont show up in labels

Private Sub Command1_Click(Index As Integer)
Label12.Caption = Int((Rnd * 39) + 1)
Label14.Caption = Int((Rnd * 39) + 1)
Label15.Caption = Int((Rnd * 39) + 1)
Label16.Caption = Int((Rnd * 39) + 1)
Label17.Caption = Int((Rnd * 39) + 1)
    Beep
 End Sub
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Question by:always1210
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by:roverm
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Do you mean that you want to have each label have a different caption with the use of Rnd ?
Or a startup: Use the Randomize statement !

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by:Marine
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Put Randomize in your form load event or some place else.
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Different captions: try this code:

Private Sub Command1_Click()
Dim sDummy As String
Randomize
Label1.Caption = Int((Rnd * 5) + 1)
sDummy = "~" & CStr(Label1.Caption) & "~"
Do
    Label2.Caption = Int((Rnd * 5) + 1)
Loop While InStr(1, sDummy, "~" & Label2.Caption & "~") > 0
sDummy = "~" & CStr(Label2.Caption) & "~" & sDummy
Do
    Label3.Caption = Int((Rnd * 5) + 1)
Loop While InStr(1, sDummy, "~" & Label3.Caption & "~") > 0
sDummy = "~" & CStr(Label3.Caption) & "~" & sDummy
Do
    Label4.Caption = Int((Rnd * 5) + 1)
Loop While InStr(1, sDummy, "~" & Label4.Caption & "~") > 0
sDummy = "~" & CStr(Label4.Caption) & "~" & sDummy
Do
    Label5.Caption = Int((Rnd * 5) + 1)
Loop While InStr(1, sDummy, "~" & Label5.Caption & "~") > 0

End Sub

I used Rnd * 5 for testing purposes so I could see if everything was ok !
Just change it to 39 !

Good luck !

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by:pjknibbs
ID: 2534953
In order to make sure your labels all have different random numbers in them, which I think is what you want, try this:

Dim array(39) as integer
Dim i as integer
Dim swap as integer
Dim temp as integer

  for i = 1 to 39
    array(i) = i
  next i

  for i = 1 to 39
    swap = int(rnd * 39) + 1
    temp = array(swap)
    array(swap) = array(i)
    array(i) = temp
  next i

You then fill the labels from the first few elements of array(), which should be randomised. If you want to increase the randomisation, run the second loop more than once (e.g. enclose it in another FOR...NEXT loop). This method guarantees you won't get duplicate numbers in your captions.
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