Check Boxes and Labels Generation

Posted on 2005-03-04
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Last Modified: 2010-04-17
Hi smart people of the world,
Here is my problem:
I have 2 labels one under the other they are set as a column and I have 2 rows of 10 check boxes in front of them so

label    chk chk chk chk chk chk chk chk chk chk chk chk chk
label    chk chk chk chk chk chk chk chk chk chk chk chk chk

the labes are on a frame and the check boxes are on antoher frame
ok I have 2 set of labels with they respective check boxes, each label will be filled with text that will come from a file as caption, so then I can click on the check box I want those check boxes are 10 because I will use all of them with some other data here is my problem.

My question, I think some one already mention something to me about how to do this but I can not remember.
Can I generate more labels and more check boxes if necesary in the same order as these 2 are now? this is because now these are set fro 2 lines but if there is a new line in the text that I'm reading it will not be despalyed. so some how either I create maunal new label and new checkboxes or they could be generated dynamicaly.??

Thank you
Question by:NEW_INDIA
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Expert Comment

by:Mike Tomlinson
ID: 13460656
Create a new project and add a Label, CheckBox and a CommandButton.  Set the Index property of the Label and the CheckBox to 0 (zero).  Paste the code below, run it, and hit the button several times:

Private Sub Command1_Click()
    Dim idx As Integer
    idx = Label1.Count
    Load Label1(idx)
    Label1(idx).Left = Label1(0).Left
    Label1(idx).Top = Label1(idx - 1).Top + Label1(idx - 1).Height + 15
    Label1(idx).Visible = True
    Load Check1(idx)
    Check1(idx).Left = Check1(0).Left
    Check1(idx).Top = Check1(idx - 1).Top + Check1(idx - 1).Height + 15
    Check1(idx).Visible = True
End Sub

Author Comment

ID: 13460893
Idle this is perfect but,
My bigest problem is that I would like if posible that as the txt file is open and I'm reading from it the system should be able to generate the labels and check required for the lines,
So I have a text file and I open it to read what's in it then if have 3 lines in the text file there should be 3 labels generated and 3 sets of check boxes , then if I add a new line to the textfile, there should be a new label box generated and a new check box set too.

is this possible????
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Accepted Solution

Mike Tomlinson earned 2000 total points
ID: 13460937
What you can do is simply create 1 label and 1 set of checkboxes.  These will all have an index of 0 (zero).  Start a counter at -1 and increment it each time you read in the lines from your file.  Then you can check this value against the upper bound of your label array.  If it exceeds the upper bound then you simply add more labels/checkboxes.  Something like:

    Dim i As Integer
    Dim ff As Long
    Dim inputLine As String

    i = -1    
    ff = FreeFile
    Open "D:\Theo\Users.txt" For Input As #ff
    While Not EOF(ff)
        Line Input #ff, inputLine
        i = i + 1
        If i > lbl.ubound Then
            Load lbl(i)
            lbl(i).Left = lb(0).Left
            lb(i).Top = lb(i - 1).Top + lb(i - 1).Height + 15
            lb(i).Visible = True

            ' do something similar for your checkboxes...

        End If
        lbl(i).Caption = inputLine
    Close ff

Author Comment

ID: 13461447
this work perfect for the labes but now I'm on a problem,
now I have 10 lines in the text file so now I have 10 label boxes with names, this is perfect but now I have 1 check box and
I don't know how to change it so it can work for the check boxes too, also I have a command boton that was designed to check all boxes at the time now I have 10 labels 1 check box and if I click on check all it does not work enymore becasue the checkall.cmd have this
Public Function CheckAll()
Dim i As Single
i = 0
For i = 0 To 17
If chk(i).Value = vbChecked Then
chk(i).Value = vbUnchecked
chk(i).Value = vbChecked
End If
End Function
but this work no more ...

please help
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Expert Comment

by:Mike Tomlinson
ID: 13462503

    For i = 0 To 17


    For i = 0 To chk.ubound


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