Microsoft KB Archive/103809
Article ID: 103809
Article Last Modified on 10/30/2003
- Microsoft Visual Basic 2.0 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Visual Basic 3.0 Professional Edition
This article was previously published under Q103809
You can give two list boxes the ability to scroll together in unison. In other words, you can program your Visual Basic application so that when the user scrolls the List1 box, the contents of the List2 box will scroll in the same direction automatically -- without using the List2 scroll bar.
The example below uses two list boxes, side by side, to demonstrate this technique to simulate the appearance of two list boxes scrolling together.
- Start Visual Basic or from the File menu, choose New Project (ALT, F, N) if Visual Basic is already running. Form1 is created by default.
- Add two list boxes, one timer control, and one command button to Form1. For the best visual effect, place the list boxes side by side with the List1 box on the left.
Add the following code to the (general) (declarations) section of Form1:
Add the following code to the Form Load event procedure of Form1:
Sub Form_Load () 'Initialize two list boxes with the alphabet For i = 1 To 26 list1.AddItem Chr$(i + 64) Next i For i = 1 To 26 list2.AddItem Chr$(i + 64) Next i Timer1.Interval = 1 Timer1.Enabled = True End Sub
Add the following code to the Command1 Click event procedure of Form1:
Sub Command1_Click () End End Sub
Add the following code to the Timer1_Timer event procedure of Form1:
Sub Timer1_Timer () Static PrevTI_List1 'Get the index for the first item in the visible list TopIndex_List1 = list1.TopIndex 'See if the top index has changed If TopIndex_List1 <> PrevTI_List1 Then 'Set the top index of List2 equal to List1 so that the list boxes 'scroll to the same relative position list2.TopIndex = TopIndex_List1 'Keep track of the current top index PrevTI_List1 = TopIndex_List1 End If 'Select the item in the same relative position in both list boxes If list1.ListIndex <> list2.ListIndex Then list2.ListIndex = list1.ListIndex End If End Sub
- Press the F5 key to run the program. Select a letter in the List1 box. Then try the scroll bar of the List1 box. You should see the same letter highlighted in the List2 box when you select a letter from the List1 box. Then when you try the scroll bar of the List1 box, you should see the List2 box scroll in unison with the List1 box.
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