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Comparing Stringlist Items

Posted on 2000-03-17
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I create two stringlist to hold file names from two different drives. I want to compare all the entries in one to the entries in the other. If entries from the first do not exist in the other, then I want to copy the missing entry to a listbox. How do I do this?
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This example uses 3 listboxes. 2 provide the input (the names from the 2 drives) and 1 for the result of the compare. Instead of the first 2 listboxes items you can pass 2 stringlist.


procedure TForm1.CompareLists(list1, list2, reslist: TStrings);
var i: Integer;
begin
  for i := 0 to list1.Count -1 do
  begin
    if list2.IndexOf(list1.Strings[i]) = -1 then
      reslist.Add(list1.Strings[i]);
  end;
end;

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
begin
  CompareLists(ListBox1.Items, ListBox2.Items, ListBox3.Items);
end;
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Did you get it to work?
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