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How can i loop thru a Listbox and remove one item at a time..

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I am using a code like below to retrive one item at a time but it causes me problems

For i = 0 To Me.lstListBox2.Items.Count - 1
                    MsgBox(Me.lstListBox2.Items.Item(i))
                    Me.lstListBox2.Items.Remove(Me.lstListBox2.Items.Item(i))
Next i

i want the code to diplay a msgbox for the each item in the list and then remove it. Ultimatley
i will not display a message box but rather stick some dtabase code ther but for debug it will do.
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Question by:AlexPonnath
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Hi AlexPonnath,

Do it backwards:

For i = Me.lstListBox2.Items.Count - 1 To 0 Step -1

As you remove the first item, the item index gets reduced, so item 1 becomes item 0 and item 2 becomes item1 and so on. Therefore when you have remove half of your items you have reached the end of the list.

Doing it backwards ensures that your items do not get re-indexed and should allow it to work as you want.

Tim Cottee
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