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multicolumn combobox

I want to use multicolumn combobox in my program.  and I have not found any such facility in vb.net
Is there any way to use multicolumn combobox in vb.net like VB6

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rohanpandyaCommented:
Hi

    I don't think show that there is any functionality like multi column combo in the vb.net. Ya you can use like in item collection you can enter data by giving space so they looks like different column.

   
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ssonia27Author Commented:
emoreau has given good links for multicolumn combobox feature.
but these are all lengthy methods and contains code to add values in multicolumns at runtime only.
my requirement is to have almost20-30 multicolumn comboboxes in my form.
so this idea has not solved my problem.

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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
Why don't you create your own multi-column combo based on these articles?
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
You surely have a ready one in: http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic/vbrkit/
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ssonia27Author Commented:
I have designed one multicolumn combobox. but for this I'm using listview, textbox and commandbutton controls. this is also time consuming method and make form very heavy.
so I want to use property file type functionality to implement multicolumn combobox.
for my requirement , in front end only single column combobox will also work. but in coding I need code of the value selected from the combobox.
so without multicoulm combobox, this can be done.

now I'm searching for how to use property file to implement this.
is there any idea for this?

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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
encapsulate your listview, textbox and commandbutton all in a usercontrol. once it will be created, all you will need to do is to replace the declaration from ComboBox ty YourComboBoxName.
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
why don't you use the ready made from http://www.devwire.net/ComboPlus.aspx
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ssonia27Author Commented:
encapsulation of  controls is good to implement and free combobox from the given link is good.
but I'm using property files to load and get values from combobox.
this method works fine.

I'm accepting emoreau's answer "encapsulation of controls".

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