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Delphi combobox list items refresh/delete/match index

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with calc do
  begin
  if portLen > 1 then
    Items.add('text1');
  if portLen > 2 then
    Items.add('text2');
  end;
end;

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Problem is that the code in this procedure may be referenced multiple times and every time it is referenced it adds more items to the bottom of the combobox list. What I need to do is either delete the list and start over, or match the text to an index so I can populate the combobox if certain conditions are true, or something of that sort.

Or maybe being able to hide the items in the drop down based on certain conditions? This may be the most elegant solution, but I cannot figure out how to do it.

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!
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Ephraim Wangoya earned 500 total points
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call procedure clear


with calc do
begin
  Clear;
  if portLen > 1 then
    Items.add('text1');
  if portLen > 2 then
    Items.add('text2');
  end;
end;

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by:Ephraim Wangoya
ID: 35040355
sorry, items.Clear
with calc do
begin
  Items.Clear;
  if portLen > 1 then
    Items.add('text1');
  if portLen > 2 then
    Items.add('text2');
  end;
end;

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by:Ephraim Wangoya
Ephraim Wangoya earned 500 total points
ID: 35040372
If you want to check whether an item is already in the list, you can use indexof like this
with calc do
begin
  if (portLen > 1) and (Items.IndexOf(text1) < 0) then
    Items.add('text1');
  if (portLen > 2) and (Items.IndexOf(text2) < 0) then
    Items.add('text2');
  end;
end;

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by:keats88
ID: 35040467
Much easier solution than I expected. I should have figured there was a function like Clear out there.

[code]Clear;[/code]

The above worked just fine.
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