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Listbox: How to deal with long lines that get cut off?

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Hey guys,

When I make a listbox, sometimes I have entries added into it that are very long (longer than the width of the listbox itself). So these entries get cut off and there is no way for me to see the part that gets cut.

Well, I can think of two ways to overcome this problem.

1) Add a horizontal scrollbar to the listbox. This works, but not the way I want it to. I can only add a horizontal scrollbar with a fixed width. This means that the scrollbar is always visible and lets me scroll all the way to the end even if the scrollbar isn't needed. Is there any way to get the horizontal scrollbar to work just like the vertical scrollbar? (You know, the vertical scrollbar only shows up when needed, and adjusts to the correct height automatically).

2) Make a tooltip that displays the full listbox entry when the mouse hovers over it. Don't know how to do this one... but it sounds like a cool idea.

If anyone knows how to solve this problem, please help.

Thanks!

Edited by lemony

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Thanks Zedna, I'll check that out right away. I hope it works out :)

btw, is my tooltip idea even possible? I've seen it done before, but I don't know if it can be done with AutoIt.

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