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add punctuation like comma into a listbox item

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how can i add a string including punctuations like [,][;] into a listbox
while the listbox's rowsource type is set to "valuelist"
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Question by:mhsun
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by:TheMek
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Use quotes (") to surround the strings containing the (') or (;). For example set the RowSource to:
"First;item";"Second;item"
This will show like:
First;Item
Second;Item

This should help you out ;-)
Greetings,
    Erwin
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by:DZ
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hi
you just have to put in the double quote eg: "banana;";"watermelon,"; in the row source...the result should be like this:
banana;
watermelon,
 
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by:TheMek
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Hi DZ,

that was what I already said ;-) And in this topic area it is common to not post an answer to a question, but place your answer as a comment.
This way the question is not locked for other users, so that other people can comment too and give a broader view of the problem. The person that asked the question can then pick the answer he thinks helped him most with the problem.
Greetings,
   Erwin
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by:DZ
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i'm sorry... i'm a new comer
i'm really sorry...

regards
DZ
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by:TheMek
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No problem ;-) I did it the first time too, there's no way you can know until someone tells you.

Greetings,
   Erwin
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by:Believer
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DZ... You need to select the option at the bottom of the Q to change your proposed answer to a comment...
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by:BrianWren
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DZ...  If you wouldn't mind...
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by:mhsun
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sorry, what i meant was to populate a list box by using a string variable during running time while this string variable has punctuation inside,
For example:
the RowSourceType of listbox1 is set to
"Table/Query" and the items of it include punctuation.
and I want to copy an item from listbox1 to listbox2
of which RowSourceType is set to "ValueList"

my Code is like this    
For i = 0 To Listbox1.listcount- 1
        For j = 0 To 2
        ItemList = ItemList & _    Me.Listbox1.Column(j, i) & ";"
       
        Next j
Next i
    Me.listbox2.RowSource = ItemList

So, my question is what will happen if
items in listbox1 have punctuation.


Thank you for your response

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TheMek earned 50 total points
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Ah, I see...try surrounding every entry with double quotes (CHR$(34)). Like this:
For i = 0 To Listbox1.listcount- 1
        For j = 0 To 2
        ItemList = ItemList & _     CHR$(34) & Me.Listbox1.Column(j, i) & CHR$(34) &  ";"
         
        Next j
Next i
    Me.listbox2.RowSource = ItemList

Greetings,
    Erwin
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by:BrianWren
ID: 2833797
Or you can double up quote inside a string assignment to produce a single quote in the resultant string:

For i = 0 To Listbox1.listcount- 1
        For j = 0 To 2
             ItemList = ItemList & """" & Me.Listbox1.Column(j, i) & """;"
        Next j
Next i
   
Me.listbox2.RowSource = ItemList

Brian
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by:mhsun
ID: 2835531
Thank you very much for your answer, but both of the two solutions couldn't
solve my problem, below is my function
for moving one item to another, the problem is punctuation can't be included.
kindly advise me.

Function Move_Item(ctlSource As Control, strSource As String, ctlDestination As Control, strDest As String) As Integer
    Dim intCurrentRow As Integer
   
    Dim intCount As Integer
    Dim i As Integer
    Dim j As Integer
   
   
'------------Copy item selected from source list to dest list-----
    For intCurrentRow = 0 To ctlSource.ListCount - 1
        If ctlSource.Selected(intCurrentRow) Then
            For i = 0 To 2
            strDest = strDest & ctlSource.Column(i, _
                 intCurrentRow) & ";"
            Next i
        End If
    Next intCurrentRow
    ' Reset destination control's RowSource property.
    ctlDestination.RowSource = ""
    ctlDestination.RowSource = strDest
   
'------------Remove item selected form source list-------------
    strSource = "" 'Clear Source Content!!!
    For intCount = 0 To ctlSource.ListCount - 1
        If Not ctlSource.Selected(intCount) Then
            For j = 0 To 2
            strSource = strSource & CHR$(34)& ctlSource.Column(j, intCount) & CHR$(34)& ";"
            Next j
        End If
       
    Next intCount
    ctlSource.RowSource = ""
    ctlSource.RowSource = strSource

End Function
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by:mhsun
ID: 2835564
I am sorry for the above comment, it works, it didn't work just because i forgot to update another function using this way, thank you very much theMek and brianWren, its really a great help for me. actually i already tried this way in my move_item function, but same problem:i forgot to change another function, since i don't have too much experience, so i thought this way doesn't work. Thanks again,DZ also.
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