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Perl/tk listbox delete specific element

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Hi,

I have some tk code like:

$lb_src  = $f->Scrolled('Listbox', -scrollbars => "osoe")->pack(-side => "left");
foreach(@directoryInListing) {chomp $_;
  $listbox_src->insert("end", $_);
}

Grand. Then I have a specific element that I want to delete from the listbox. Order changes everytime (so that rules out ->delete(#, #)) - unless I run yet another check to find the correct ordering. But I'm sure there must be a simpler way to do this.

I want to write something like:
$var = "foo";
$listbox_src->delete('active'); or
$listbox_src->delete('$var');

Is this not possible??
Seems like there is so much room for improvement in tk =)

Thanks for your help.
Best regards,
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Question by:noshankus
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by:noshankus
ID: 12346034
And I don't want an answer about counting each element into a hash:

foreach(@directoryInListing) {chomp $_;
    $lb_src->insert("end", $_);
    $ohGodHash{$_} = $ohGodNumber;
    $ohGodNumber++;
}

cos I can do that =) Just wondering if there is an easier way.
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by:ozo
ID: 12346545
An easier way to count each element into a hash is

@ohGodHash{@directoryInListing}=(0..$#directoryInListing};
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ITcrow earned 1000 total points
ID: 12420301

$listbox->curselection

Returns a list containing the numerical indices of all of the elements in the listbox that are currently selected. If there are no elements selected in the listbox then an empty string is returned.

$listbox->delete(first, ?last?)

Deletes one or more elements of the listbox. First and last are indices specifying the first and last elements in the range to delete. If last isn't specified it defaults to first, i.e. a single element is deleted.
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by:noshankus
ID: 12420909
Ah nice. Close to what I was hoping for, and works well.

Thanks =)
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by:ITcrow
ID: 12427272
Glad it worked out.
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