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How to implement a stack (of strings)?

Posted on 2000-02-28
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I need to use a stack that stores strings in my app, and I've tried using listboxes, but there has GOT to be a better way to do it.
besides, with listboxes, I get a very strange error:
if I do:
listbox.items.add('string');
the stupid thing adds an empty string to the box... WHYYYYYYYYY????

going in sane with Delphi 4....(wanna join me?)
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Question by:Tguruwannabe
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by:TheNeil
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Try using a TStringlist instead. It works similarly to a TListbox but it's faster and isn't visual.

All you need to do is declare it as a variable, create it, use it, then destroy it.

e.g.

VAR
  stlTemp : TStringList;
  iCount  : INTEGER;
BEGIN
  stlTemp := TStringList.Create;

  stlTemp.Add('Some text'):
  stlTemp.Add('Some more text');
  FOR iCount := 0 TO (stlTemp.Count - 1)
  DO
    MessageDlg('Data: ' + stlTemp[iCount], mtInformation, [mbOk], 0);

  stlTemp.Free;
END;

Hope that helps and if you need any help then just ask

The Neil
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listbox.items.add('string');
the stupid thing adds an empty string to the box... WHYYYYYYYYY????

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by:kretzschmar
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thanks for the points ;-),
but for what ?
(guessing you don't want accept my comment as an answer)

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by:TheNeil
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Err what's going on here? No offence kretzschmar but did you submit a solution while I wasn't looking?

Weird

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by:kretzschmar
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hi theneil,
just wondering also,
because i hadn't submit a solution, just a comment that i can't reproduce the problem, as you can see.
meikl
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by:TheNeil
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I'm not complaining or anything but I'm like you, I just can't see what's going on

The Neil
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by:Tguruwannabe
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I apologize kretzschmar and TheNeil, the second problem I was describing was happening on my system, but I still don't know why.  I fixed it though.  (by carefully cleaning up the code for the whole program)...  maybe I was messing around with memory locations that were off limits.
Thanks for your suggestion TheNeil, I implemented it and it works great.
By the way i'm new to this thing and I still haven't figured out this thing works as far as getting and giving points.

Tguruwannabe
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by:kretzschmar
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well Tguruwannabe,

thats some clearer now for us.
then i've got points which should deserved by theneil.

you should ask a 0-point question in
the ex-ex community support
(see links at button of this page),
and tell there the mistake (about the wrong grading)
so that the neil can get his points

glad that you get it work
good luck again

meikl
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