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Unequal width columns in CheckedListBox

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In VB 2008, I'm creating a CheckedListBox to display several rows from a DataTable so that the user can select one or several. For each row, I want to display three items of information. The first, the name, is by far the longest; the other two are a date and a dollar amount.

I have set

        clb.UseTabStops = False
        clb.UseCustomTabOffsets = True
        clb.CustomTabOffsets.Add(200)
        clb.CustomTabOffsets.Add(100)

and then created the items for clb putting a vbTab between each item of the row. However, VB is automatically sorting the tabs in numerical order, so the first tab offset ends up being 100, the second 200, and I don't have enough space for the name to display.

Any suggestions for how to set up the display so the first column is wider than the second? I'm open to using a different control that would allow me to select multiple rows and display three items per row.
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David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 500 total points
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use a datagrid instead
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by:ElrondCT
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A bit more tedious to code the setup and handling, but that does seem like the best solution.
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