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I created a multidimenstional listbox (by adding $LBS_MULTICOLUMN when creating it).

I know that by using _GUICtrlListBox_AddString() you can add strings to listbox, but you are not able to select in which column you want the string to be added, and it automatically adds new items to the first.

How can I add items to the second column?

Edited by aleksa

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You are misunderstanding what the $LBS_MULTICOLUMN style does when applied. It does not create additional columns for each row (as is the case for a ListView) but forces a ListBox to create new columns when the vertical extent of the ListBox is exceeded rather than allowing a vertical scroll. Here is a small example to show you how it works: ;)

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

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

$hList = _GUICtrlListBox_Create($hGUI, "", 10, 10, 200, 200, BitOr($WS_HSCROLL, $WS_BORDER, $LBS_MULTICOLUMN))


For $i = 1 To 30
    _GUICtrlListBox_AddString($hList, $i)

While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE

As I mentioned above, if you want separate columns on each row then you need to use a ListView control. All clear? :)


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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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Yes, Thank you very much :D

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