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Thread: How to highlight an entry in a listbox

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    How to highlight an entry in a listbox

    When a user clicks on an entry in a listbox it highlghts (actually the background goes to dark blue and the words turn to white). Can I do this programatically? I have a list of songs being played by mediaplayer that I remove the top entry as the song finishes playing. I would like to always keep that entry highlighted.
    I've played with about every property I can find but no luck yet.

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    List1.ListIndex = X

    Where X is an index (begins in 0 and goes upto
    List1.ListCount-1)

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    Dang that was too easy. Why couldn't I find that?? Grrr

    Thanks much

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    Also.

    Code:
      List1.Selected(Index) = True

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    Is it possible to highlight more than one at a time? Ie I want the user to be able to click on one entry as the start of a range, then hold the shift key down while clicking on the end of the range so I can delete all the list entries in the range. I would like to be able to highlight all the entries in the range.

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    Look into the Multi select property of the listbox control

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    Make sure multi-select is enabeld and you can select multiple things like this..

    Code:
    List1.Selected(1) = True
    List1.Selected(2) = True
    List1.Selected(3) = True
    'And so on

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    Hi,

    As a beginner I am interested in this topic.
    I am assuming that the

    List1.Selected(1) = True

    Is embedded in a Loop, where the index variable starts at 0 and goes up to the List1.ListCound - 1.
    Is this a correct assumption?

    I am also experimenting with the ListBox Style property, where
    you can set up a vbListBoxCheckBox style, each item within the ListBox has its own check box.

    In a book I am learning from it claims that vb does not allow multiple selection for vbListBoxCheckBox, however, when I run my project the gui allows me to tick off more than one item?
    If vb only allows one selection, why would the gui allow multiple ticking?

    Am I missing a step where I have to control the gui?
    TT

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    If you want to get familiar with listboxes here is a small example (using checkboxes)
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