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How to get all data from a TListView into a TMemo?

Posted on 2006-11-14
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Hi folks,

I have a Tlistview with three columns. How can I get all this info in my TMemo?

So I can use Memo.lines.add and add the three items into it?

If you need more info please ask.

Kind regards,

Paul

Ps working samples do the trick
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by:MerijnB
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do you need to 'keep' the layout? If so, how, seperated by tabs? Or just the contents, don't care about the layout...?
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by:PeterdeB
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Hey MerijnB!

This is what I'm trying to accomplish > 
In my listview I have description and then itemtoinstall (both in one row)

for i:= 0 to lv.Items.Count-1 do

  Memo1.Lines.Add('REG ADD %KEY%\00'+IntToStr(i)+' /VE /D '+'"'+lv.Items.Item[i].caption+'"'+ ' /f'+#13+#10+
  'REG ADD %KEY%\00'+IntToStr(i)+' /V 1 /D '+'"%RD%'+ lv.Items.Item[i].caption+'"'+ ' /f'+#13+#10);


This shoudl then result into adding this text into my memo:

REG ADD %KEY%\001 /VE /D "description" /f
REG ADD %KEY%\001 /V 1 /D "itemtoinstall /qb" /f


kind regards,

Paul

The first caption is referred to as 0 and the second as 1, right? So that is a problem when I wnat to loop through all the listview items..
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MerijnB earned 500 total points
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no, the first column is the .Caption property. All other columns are found in the .SubItems property. This is of type TStrings where .SubItems[0] is the contents of the 2nd column (that is to make it easy :))

for i:= 0 to lv.Items.Count-1 do
begin
  Memo1.Lines.Add('REG ADD %KEY%\00'+IntToStr(i)+' /VE /D '+'"'+lv.Items.Item[i].caption+'"'+ ' /f'); // add stuff from 1st column (caption)
  Memo1.Lines.Add('REG ADD %KEY%\00'+IntToStr(i)+' /V 1 /D '+'"%RD%'+ lv.Items.Item[i].SubItems[0]+'"'+ ' /f'); // add stuff from 2nd column (subitems[0]);
end;
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by:PeterdeB
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Yess....muchos gracias! :-)

One thing more > how can I get rid from the 'index is out of bounds error(0)?

Kind regards,

Paul
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by:MerijnB
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that means that there is nothing in the second column for one of the lines, is this correct?
anyway, you can do something like:

var
 i: integer;
 j: integer;
for i:= 0 to lv.Items.Count-1 do
begin
  Memo1.Lines.Add('REG ADD %KEY%\00'+IntToStr(i)+' /VE /D '+'"'+lv.Items.Item[i].caption+'"'+ ' /f'); // add stuff from 1st column (caption)
  for j := 0 lv.Items.Item[i].SubItems.Count -1
  Memo1.Lines.Add('REG ADD %KEY%\00'+IntToStr(i)+' /V 1 /D '+'"%RD%'+ lv.Items.Item[i].SubItems[j]+'"'+ ' /f'); // add stuff from the other columns
end;

this way always all columns are copied.
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by:PeterdeB
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Hi MerijnB,

Actually there was something in the second column. Not sure what caused it since when I gave it another shot I did not get that message anymore. I had implemented a try except and after that I did not get that message anymore. Could be coincedence. Anyway...it works now thanks a lot!

Kind regards,

Paul
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