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how to prevent overwriting identical strings in ListBox

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jakkus

Hello there,

I'm trying to write some strings to a ListBox and every time I use a ListBox I'm surprised by the weird defaults for this funcrion.

Often you don't want sorting, but I know how to turn this off.

But I have not figured out how to prevent identical strings from being written only once to a ListBox (or written to the same position).

Just non identical strings are shown.

Can't find any options in the Gui Control Styles.

Somebody out there who can help me?

Thanks

Jakkus

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Melba23

jakkus,

Welcome to the AutoIt forum. :blink:

Sorting is a default style for a list box, so you have to declare the styles you require to overwrite the default. This is true for all controls - if you specify a style, you overwrite the exisitng setting. :

To get multiple entries in a List, you have to set the whole list of required elements all at once.

Take a look at this: ;)

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>

$hGUI = GUICreate("Test", 500, 500)

$hList = GUICtrlCreateList("",10, 10, 400, 450, BitOr($WS_BORDER, $WS_VSCROLL)) ; Overwrite the default style of $LBS_SORT, $WS_BORDER, $WS_VSCROLL

$sData = ""
For $i = 1 To 20
    $sData &= Chr(Random(65, 67, 1)) & "|" ; Do not forget to add the delimiter!
Next

GUICtrlSetData($hList, $sData) ; Set the elements all at once

GUISetState()

While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
    EndSwitch
WEnd

All clear? :P

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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jakkus

Yep, I see it works ok this way.

Still funny there's no default setting for just writing strings the way you would write it to the console.

Thanks, appreceate your help.

Jakkus

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Melba23

jakkus,

As you do not want sorting, have you thought of using an Edit control rather than a List? :blink:

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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