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Hi,

Can somebody please give an example of how to use the VB6 ListBox columns?

Thanks,
Uni
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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assuming you really speak of listbox (and not of the listview):
http://en.allexperts.com/q/Visual-Basic-1048/2-columns-ListBox-Vb6.htm
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Hi Angellll,

Not following this too good:

ReDim LBTab(1) As Long 'for 3 tabs redim LBTab(1 to 3)as long
Why are we re-dimming this and what have tabs have to do with this?

LBTab(1) = 30
What is the purpose of this line?

SendMessageArray List1.hwnd, LB_SETTABSTOPS, 3, LBTab(1)
What is the purpose of this line?

Thanks,
Uni
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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in a listbox, you don't have columns, actually.
however, a listbox has tab stops, and with the "tab" character in the data, you can simulate "columns" like that.

so, LBTab is the array that specifies at which positions the tab stops are (30 => is the offset).

the sendmessagearray sends the information (via api) to the listbox, so it defines those tab stops.
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Ok, so does the column property of the ListBox have any effect then if tab stops are used? Also, is there a defined behavior if a column overruns into the next offset?

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Uni
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 2000 total points
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the Columns property is to make several columns of the data list
with columns=2: if you have 10 items, it will put some into column 1 and some into column2, but there is no concept of "rows of data". the 2 columns are like columns in a 2-columned word document (like a newspaper...)

>Also, is there a defined behavior if a column overruns into the next offset?
not 100% sure, but if I remember correctly, the text will start at the next tab stop right to the one where the previous column data ends.
so, you you have 1 column data overrunning the tab stop, all the remaining columns for that list item will be shifted right.
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Ok, cheers angel... (-:
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