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Hi.

I have a listbox with some items in.
I need to create a procedure that will check all the words in the listbox, for mitiply instances.


Example: (listbox items)

Hello Everyone in here
yeah hello
This is a test

so the procedure start by extracting all words in the first sentence "Hello" then it moves though the listbox to see if it do exists other places. If the given word exist in a line i would just like it to show a message :)

Okay hope u get me.
Thanks
 Dennis
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by:Cynna
ID: 7131711
Well, I'm not quite sure if this is what you want...

Place Button1 and ListBox1 on the Form1:

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procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
var i: Integer;
    What, Line: String;
begin
  // What do you want to find:
  What:='hello';
  // Case insensitive search:
  What:=LowerCase(What);
  for i:=0 to ListBox1.Items.Count-1 do begin
      Line:=LowerCase(ListBox1.Items.Strings[i]);
      if Pos(What, Line)>0 then ShowMessage(What+' found in line #'+IntToStr(i));
  end;
end;
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by:herr_apfelschnitt
ID: 7131725
You want to see if a word is somewhere in a listbox?

function SearchListBox(textToSearchFor: string): Boolean;
var
I: Integer;
begin
Result := false;
for I := 0 to yourListBox.Items.Count - 1 do
begin
    if Pos(textToSearchFor, yourListBox.Items[I]) <> 0 then
       begin
         Result := true; // textToSearchFor found in item I
         // Put some more code here if you want
         break; // If the word is found, exit the for-loop. If you want to continue searching after the first occurence is found, remove this.
       end;  
end;
end;

This function returns true if the text/word was found, and false if not.
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by:herr_apfelschnitt
ID: 7131728
woops! U were first, Cynna :) I guess I have to work on my typing skills.
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by:Cynna
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:))
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by:Dennis9
ID: 7131737
The text to search for is the listboxs own words. It should extract every word between " " (space) and try a search and see if it exists other places in the list
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by:Dennis9
ID: 7131740
The text to search for is the listboxs own words. It should extract every word between " " (space) and try a search and see if it exists other places in the list
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by:Cynna
ID: 7131764
Sorry, I still don't understand exactly what you need...

Do you want to extract every word of every line, and then search for duplicates?

Please try to be more elaborate.
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by:Dennis9
ID: 7131800
yup Cynna exactly, and if more than 2 dupes are found just show a message
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by:DrDelphi
ID: 7131854
Try this, much easier:


var list:AnsiString;
begin
   List:=Listbox1.items.Commatext;
   while pos('hello',List)>0 do Delete(List,pos('hello',List),5);
   Listbox1.Items.commatext:=List;
end;



Good luck!!
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david-johnstone earned 400 total points
ID: 7131879
OK, try this!!!

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
var
  Temp, Current, Prev: String;
  slTemp: TStringList;
  i: Integer;
  SentMessage: Boolean;
begin
  Temp := ListBox1.Items.CommaText;
  Temp := StringReplace(Temp, ' ', ',', [rfReplaceAll]);
  Temp := StringReplace(Temp, '"', '', [rfReplaceAll]);

  slTemp := TStringList.Create;
  slTemp.CommaText := Temp;
  slTemp.Sort;

  Prev := '';

  for i := 0 to slTemp.Count - 1 do
  begin
    Current := slTemp.Strings[i];

    if (Uppercase(Current) = Uppercase(Prev)) then
    begin
      if not SentMessage then
      begin
        ShowMessage('Duplicate - ' + Current);
        SentMessage := True;
      end;
    end
    else
      SentMessage := False;

    Prev := Current;
  end;

  slTemp.Free;
end;

This seperates all the items of the list box into comma seperated words.  They are then loaded into another string list and sorted alphabetically.  It is then a case of looping through to find any duplicates.  I've put Uppercase() around the comparison part to make it case insensitive.  If you need a case sensitive comparison, then just remove them...

Hope that helps!

David.
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by:Dennis9
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david-johnstone -> Thanks just what i needed.

Thanks again everyone.

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by:kretzschmar
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in this case,
you should david-johnstone's accept comment as answer
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