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    How to add an item into a ListBox during runtime


    I want to add new Items time by time into my ListBox after making exe file. If I put a command button, it places the new Item in the ListBox but it is temporary, it is not stored in the code. How can I make it permanent ?


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    Super Moderator manavo11's Avatar
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    Re: How to add an item into a ListBox during runtime

    You need to write the contents either to a file or a database. Simplest would be to write it in a file. If you search the forums, there are many example showing you how to write the contents of a listbox to a file and the corresponding code to read them back

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    Re: How to add an item into a ListBox during runtime

    Private Sub Form_Load()
    Dim strr As String
    Open App.Path & "\ListFiles.txt" For Input As #2
        Do Until EOF(2)
         Input #2, strr
         List1.AddItem strr
    Close #2
    End Sub
    Private Sub Form_Unload(Cancel As Integer)
    Dim i As Integer
    Open App.Path & "\ListFiles.txt" For Output As #1
        For i = 0 To List1.ListCount - 1
            Print #1, List1.List(i)
        Next i
    Close #1
    End Sub
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    Re: How to add an item into a ListBox during runtime

    list1.additem "item as string"
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    Super Moderator Hack's Avatar
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    Re: How to add an item into a ListBox during runtime

    vb Code:
    1. Private Sub SaveLoadListbox(plstLB As ListBox, _
    2. pstrFileName As String, _
    3. pstrSaveOrLoad As String)
    5. Dim strListItems As String
    6. Dim i As Long
    8. Select Case pstrSaveOrLoad
    9.    Case "save"
    10.     Open pstrFileName For Output As #1
    11.     For i = 0 To plstLB.ListCount - 1
    12.         plstLB.Selected(i) = True
    13.         Print #1, plstLB.List(plstLB.ListIndex)
    14.     Next
    15.     Close #1
    17.    Case "load"
    18.    plstLB.Clear
    19.     Open pstrFileName For Input As #1
    20.     While Not EOF(1)
    21.       Line Input #1, strListItems
    22.       plstLB.AddItem strListItems
    23.     Wend
    24.     Close #1
    25. End Select
    27. End Sub
    29. Private Sub Form_Load()
    30. Call SaveLoadListbox(List1, "c:\Listbox.txt", "load")
    31. End Sub
    33. Private Sub Form_QueryUnload(Cancel As Integer, UnloadMode As Integer)
    34. Call SaveLoadListbox(List1, "c:\Listbox.txt", "save")
    35. End Sub
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