Solved

Multi column Combo Boxes?

Posted on 2003-12-11
36
1,072 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Is there a Multi column Combo Boxes? and if so how do I use it?

Example:
1   Person
2   Place
3   Thing

Column 1 would have a width of 0 so the user would not see it but it would be sotred. The reason I can't use the column index is becouse the numbers sometimes skip.

   - Marc
0
Comment
Question by:MarcGraff
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 18
  • 9
  • 8
  • +1
36 Comments
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:malharone
ID: 9922926
checkout http://www.codeproject.com/cs/miscctrl/dropdowntree.asp ...
or you can have a list view, which on mouse over, expands it's height and on mouse out, shrinks down.
0
 
LVL 48

Accepted Solution

by:
Mikal613 earned 50 total points
ID: 9923008
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:MarcGraff
ID: 9923792
Mikal613: That is exactly what I want but it will not open the sln file. I tryed to put it together without it but with no success.

   - Marc
0
Monthly Recap

May was a big month for new releases from Linux Academy! Take a look at what our team built recently in our blog. You can access the newest releases from our blog.

 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:Mikal613
ID: 9923926
did you make an account?
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:MarcGraff
ID: 9923943
Yes and downloaded the file. It says the sln file is invalid.

   - Marc
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:MarcGraff
ID: 9923957
Is there some .NET update?

   - Marc
0
 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:Mikal613
ID: 9924001
try doing it again

are you using vs 2002 or 2003
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:MarcGraff
ID: 9924169
2002
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:MarcGraff
ID: 9924192
Same thing "The selected filr is not a valid Visual Studio solution file"

   - Marc
0
 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:Mikal613
ID: 9924211
its only for 2003 sorry
0
 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:Mikal613
ID: 9924290
its cheaper to upgrade ($29) then buy a 3rd party
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:MarcGraff
ID: 9925734
Yeah that expired 9/30/2003

   - Marc
0
 
LVL 96

Expert Comment

by:Bob Learned
ID: 9928112
What is the reason for wanting a combo box, over a data grid (I can probably guess, but just curious)?
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:MarcGraff
ID: 9928122
Space on the form.

   - Marc
0
 
LVL 96

Expert Comment

by:Bob Learned
ID: 9928147
I got the solution to open at http://www.codeproject.com/vb/net/multicolumncombo.asp (VB.NET 2003).
0
 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:Mikal613
ID: 9928239
you could append all the data

Person & " : " &  Place & " : " &  Thing

ANd then put a label on top of the Combo

Person Place Thing

And that will save space
0
 
LVL 96

Expert Comment

by:Bob Learned
ID: 9928253
You could also use ControlChars.Tab between to line them up in columns.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:MarcGraff
ID: 9928265
TheLearnedOne:
I unfortunetly only have .NET 2002

Mikal613:
The ID field can not be seen.


Could I make a class that stores the ID and Value and refer to that some how?

   - Marc
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:MarcGraff
ID: 9928274
What is "ComboWithID"?

   - Marc
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:MarcGraff
ID: 9928283
Never mind... .NET 2003
0
 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:Mikal613
ID: 9928297
never minded
0
 
LVL 96

Expert Comment

by:Bob Learned
ID: 9928314
I have, in the past, taken a solution meant for 2003, and recreated it in 2002, and the code worked.  I just created a new solution in 2002, and added the modules to that solution, and it ran.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:MarcGraff
ID: 9928400

TheLearnedOne:
I have atempted that. Mikal613 suggested the same code. I tryed to put it together in 2002 but with no success. I think I am missing References.

Form1.vb(140): Name 'i' is not declared.
Name 'Border3DStyle' is not declared.
Name 'ControlPaint' is not declared.
Name 'DrawItemState' is not declared.
Name 'Keys' is not declared.
Name 'StringTrimming' is not declared.
Type 'Color' is not defined.
Type 'CreateParams' is not defined.
Type 'Font' is not defined.
Type 'Graphics' is not defined.
Type 'ImageList' is not defined.
Type 'Keys' is not defined.
Type 'PaintEventArgs' is not defined.
Type 'Pen' is not defined.
Type 'Point' is not defined.
Type 'Rectangle' is not defined.
Type 'RectangleF' is not defined.
Type 'SolidBrush' is not defined.
Type 'StringFormat' is not defined.


   - Marc
0
 
LVL 96

Assisted Solution

by:Bob Learned
Bob Learned earned 450 total points
ID: 9928407
More than like it is a reference to System.Windows.Forms (that is where Border3DStyle is defined).
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:MarcGraff
ID: 9928413
Yeah I have System.Windows.Forms refrenced :(

   - Marc
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:MarcGraff
ID: 9928423
But I din't import it!

   - Marc
0
 
LVL 96

Assisted Solution

by:Bob Learned
Bob Learned earned 450 total points
ID: 9928428
SolidBrush is in System.Drawing.
0
 
LVL 96

Expert Comment

by:Bob Learned
ID: 9928444
What modules are you having a problem with?
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:MarcGraff
ID: 9928457
BaseComboBox and ListItemObjects

   - Marc
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:MarcGraff
ID: 9928472
X out ListItemObjects got that one working!

   - Marc
0
 
LVL 96

Expert Comment

by:Bob Learned
ID: 9928482
What do you have left to figure out?
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:MarcGraff
ID: 9928495
Type 'ImageList' is not defined.
Type 'CreateParams' is not defined.
Name 'DrawItemState' is not declared.
Type 'Keys' is not defined.
Name 'Keys' is not declared.

   - Marc
0
 
LVL 96

Assisted Solution

by:Bob Learned
Bob Learned earned 450 total points
ID: 9928515
System.Windows.Forms.  Not sure about Keys.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:MarcGraff
ID: 9928637
Ok it has compiled into the DLL and I have refrenced it on my app.

How do I get it onto my form?
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Dot_Net/Q_20824091.html

   - Marc
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:MarcGraff
ID: 9928738
Thanks so much!

   - Marc
0

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

IP addresses can be stored in a database in any of several ways.  These ways may vary based on the volume of the data.  I was dealing with quite a large amount of data for user authentication purpose, and needed a way to minimize the storage.   …
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could test whether an element is contained in an array by using a Contains method just like the one available on List objects? Wouldn’t it be good if you could write code like this? (CODE) In .NET 3.5, this is possible…
In this video, viewers are given an introduction to using the Windows 10 Snipping Tool, how to quickly locate it when it's needed and also how make it always available with a single click of a mouse button, by pinning it to the Desktop Task Bar. Int…
There's a multitude of different network monitoring solutions out there, and you're probably wondering what makes NetCrunch so special. It's completely agentless, but does let you create an agent, if you desire. It offers powerful scalability …

717 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question