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Creating an invisible column in a combobox in eVB

Discussion in 'Software Development' started by irosen516, Feb 3, 2003.

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  1. irosen516

    irosen516 Thread Starter

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    Hi there. I'm remembering back to my days working with Access and remember being able to create a combobox with two columns where I could have one column be invisible and then stored that value in a database, etc. I would like to do the same thing in eVB. Does anyone know if there is a way to do that? I found something about CBS_EX_CONSTSTRINGDATA, but can't find too much information about it or how to use it. Thanks.
     
  2. TimCottee

    TimCottee

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    The eVB combo box like the VB combo box doesn't allow multiple columns like the MS Forms combo box in Access. It does have an ItemData property for each item:
    Code:
    Private Sub Combo1_Click()
        MSgbox Combo1.ItemData(Combo1.ListIndex)
    End Sub
    
    Private Sub Form_Load()
        For i = 1 To 10
            Combo1.AddItem "Item " & CStr(i)
            Combo1.ItemData(Combo1.NewIndex) = 100 * i
        Next
    End Sub
    
    Unfortunately you can only use it to store values of the Long datatype and not strings but this could be used as a pointer to an associated array of other elements.
     
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