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Posted on 2001-07-28
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I would like to know how to read every line from a listbox and then doing something. For example, the listbox has the full path names of files...and then the user clicks a button and these files in the listbox is deleted.
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Question by:marinedestroyer2
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by:alanwhincup
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You could do it like this:

To use it just put a ListBox and Button component on a form and put the following code under the Button's OnClick event.

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
var
  I : Integer;
begin
  if ListBox1.Items.Count > 0 then
  begin
    for I := 0 to ListBox1.Items.Count - 1 do
    begin
      if FileExists(ListBox1.Items[I]) = True then
        DeleteFile(ListBox1.Items[I])
      else
        ShowMessage('File does not exist.');
    end;
  end
  else
    ShowMessage('No files listed.');
end;

Cheers,

Alan
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by:Mohammed Nasman
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Hello

  if you want to delete every file in the list box by click on it, just add this code in onclick event

procedure TForm1.ListBox1Click(Sender: TObject);
begin
  DeleteFile(ListBox1.Items.Strings[ListBox1.ItemIndex]);
end;

but if you want to select some items then to delete them i on click, set the MulitSelect for Listbox to true, and add button and write this code

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
  var
    I : integer;
begin
  for I := 0 to ListBox1.Items.Count -1 do
    if ListBox1.Selected[I] then
      DeleteFile(ListBox1.Items.Strings[I]);

end;
Mohammed
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by:h_mohsenian
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hi , marinedestroyer2

i had written your answer at the end of your last question.

hamed
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by:h_mohsenian
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if it is related your last question!
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alanwhincup earned 100 total points
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Here is an improved version of my example:

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
var
  I : Integer;
begin
  if ListBox1.Items.Count > 0 then
  begin
    I := 0;
    while I <> ListBox1.Items.Count do
    begin
      if FileExists(ListBox1.Items[I]) = True then
      begin
        if DeleteFile(ListBox1.Items[I]) = False then
          ShowMessage('File "' + ListBox1.Items[I] + '" could not be deleted.')
        else
        begin
          ListBox1.Items.Delete(I);
          Dec(I);
        end;
      end
      else
        ShowMessage('File "' + ListBox1.Items[I] + '" does not exist.');
      Inc(I);
    end;
    if ListBox1.Items.Count = 0 then
      ShowMessage('All files deleted succesfully.');
  end
  else
    ShowMessage('No files listed.');
end;
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