Listbox add items and clear all items

Hi there,
This question is a two parts question.
First, how can i remove all the items of a listbox?
I try listbox1.clear() but is not an option for aspx
Second, if i want to add a item to my listbox how can i check that an item with the same name is already there. How cam i do this?
Im working on a web app on VS 2005.
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COHFLAuthor Commented:
for the remove should i do it like this:
Dim item As ListItem
                For Each item In Me.lstCaseContents.Items
or there is another effective way?
Fernando SotoRetiredCommented:
Removes all List Items  from the ListBox.

Fernando SotoRetiredCommented:
To see if the ListBox already has a ListItem of the same value try this.


Where item is of type ListItem that you want to check before adding to the ListBox.
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COHFLAuthor Commented:
Here is my problem it will work find if my initial value is a listboxitem. The item i'm checking to see if exist is a string

so how can convert it to string if possible?
Dim source as string = "Something"
if lstbox.items.contains(source) then
'do something
end if

if i put that code i get an error saying value of type 'String' cannot be converted to 'System.web.ui.webcontrols.listitem'.
any ideas?
Fernando SotoRetiredCommented:
What version of the .Net Framework?
Are you using Visual Studio 2008?
COHFLAuthor Commented:
VS 2005
Fernando SotoRetiredCommented:
This should do what you need.
' String to find
Dim findThis = "Text String"

' Switch to see if it was found
Dim Found As Boolean = False
' Iterate through the ListItem collection
' To check if it is in the list or not
For Each item In lstCaseContents.Items
    ' Test to see if this is what you are looking for
    If item.Text = findThis Then
        ' It was found so set switch and exit loop
        Found = True
        Exit For
    End If

' If it was not found add it to the list
If Not Found Then
    item = New Web.UI.WebControls.ListItem
    item.Text = "String To Find"
    item.Value = "Its Value"
End If

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