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Replacement to the FilterComboBox??

Posted on 2001-07-15
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Hi!,

I need combonent which is similar to the FilterComboBox.
So you probably wonder why?? Because FilterComboBox does not handle quite well long string list mask's. It cuts at end of the mask, few file masks away. So is there any freeware combonent what done's file maskin better than FilterComboBox?? Or is there another way that can i handle huge masks??

Regards Marko
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Question by:mhieta
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by:Mohammed Nasman
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Hello

  I havn't seen any component to do that, maybe you need to make the filtercombobox width to handle all the strings, but i think for better way, add hint to the filtercombobox when you move the mouse above line not complete like delphi do when you choose press dot after component name
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by:mhieta
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Hello,

Do you mean like this to the hint:

*.BMP;*.RLE;*.DIB;*.JPG;*.JPE;*.JPEG;*.JFIF;
*.WMF;*.ICO;*.GIF;*.TIF;*.TIFF;*.TGA;*.VST;
*.ICB;*.VDA;*.WIN;*.BW;*.RGB;*.RGBA;*.SGI;
*.CEL;*.PIC;*.PCX;*.PCC;*.SCR;*.PCD;*.PPM;
*.PGM;*.PBM;*.CUT;*.PAL;*.PSD;*.PDD;*.RLA;
*.RPF;*.FAX;*.PSP;*.PNG

Now i use this code and it works fine.

  if FilterComboBox1.ItemIndex = 0 then
  begin
  FilterComboBox1.Hint:='*.gif;*.png;*.psp;*.cut;*.pcd;*.pic;*.cel;*.pbm;*.pgm;*.ppm;*.pdd;*.psd;*.bw;*.rgb;*.rgba;*.sgi;*.rla;*.rpf;*.scr;*.pcc;*.pcx;*.eps;*.fax;*.tif;*.tiff;*.icb;*.tga;*.vda;*.vst;*.win;*.dib;*.rle;*.jpeg;*.jpe;*.jpg;*.jfif;*.emf;*.wmf;*.ico;*.bmp';
  end
  else
  begin
  FilterComboBox1.Hint:=FilterComboBox1.Mask;
  end;
  if FilterComboBox1.ItemIndex = 0 then
  begin
  DirView1.Mask:='*.gif;*.png;*.psp;*.cut;*.pcd;*.pic;*.cel;*.pbm;*.pgm;*.ppm;*.pdd;*.psd;*.bw;*.rgb;*.rgba;*.sgi;*.rla;*.rpf;*.scr;*.pcc;*.pcx;*.eps;*.fax;*.tif;*.tiff;*.icb;*.tga;*.vda;*.vst;*.win;*.dib;*.rle;*.jpeg;*.jpe;*.jpg;*.jfif;*.emf;*.wmf;*.ico;*.bmp';
  FileNameSearch.FileListBox1.Mask:='*.gif;*.png;*.psp;*.cut;*.pcd;*.pic;*.cel;*.pbm;*.pgm;*.ppm;*.pdd;*.psd;*.bw;*.rgb;*.rgba;*.sgi;*.rla;*.rpf;*.scr;*.pcc;*.pcx;*.eps;*.fax;*.tif;*.tiff;*.icb;*.tga;*.vda;*.vst;*.win;*.dib;*.rle;*.jpeg;*.jpe;*.jpg;*.jfif;*.emf;*.wmf;*.ico;*.bmp';
  end
  else
  begin
  DirView1.Mask:=FilterComboBox1.Mask;
  FileNameSearch.FileListBox1.Mask:=DirView1.Mask;
  end;

But if you have more sophisticated method to display current mask in the hint, i'm listening.

Regards Marko
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by:Mohammed Nasman
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try this

FilterComboBox1.Hint := FilterComboBox1.Mask;
or
FilterComboBox1.Hint := FilterComboBox1.Filter;
 
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by:mhieta
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FilterComboBox1.Hint := FilterComboBox1.Mask;
or
FilterComboBox1.Hint := FilterComboBox1.Filter;

Those are not working either. Both cases cuts at end of the mask, few file masks away.

I think if there isn't any replacement to the FilterComboBox to handle huge mask strings. And my code solves problem fine. I will delete this question soon.

Regards Marko

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Mohammed Nasman earned 50 total points
ID: 6292957
Hello

  separate ur hint to lines using #13

combobox1.Hint := '*.gif;*.png;*.psp;*.cut;*.pcd;*.pic;*.cel;' + #13 + '*.pbm;*.pgm;*.ppm;*.pdd;*.psd;*.bw;*.rgb;*.rgba;*.sgi;*.rla;*.rpf;*.scr;*.pcc;*.pcx;*.eps;*.fax;*.tif;*.tiff;*.icb;*.tga;*.vda;*.vst;*.win;*.dib;' + #13+ '*.rle;*.jpeg;*.jpe;*.jpg;*.jfif;*.emf;*.wmf;*.ico;*.bmp';
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by:mhieta
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Ok, thanks mnasman. Now Hint looks better than it was.

See you at next question...

Regards Marko
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