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Author Topic: Does FF help me with columns in listbox / combobox?  (Read 769 times)

StefanMenner

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Does FF help me with columns in listbox / combobox?
« on: April 05, 2004, 01:54:58 AM »

Hello everybody,

dealing with columns to me is a real PITA :( . It took me several days wading through POFFS to get me started.
So i wanna know if FireFly has a kind of Designer helping me to set up the number, widths, allingments etc of listbox / combobox - columns?
I'll soon download and testdrive FF for myself but i thought i'd better ask some gurus in case i cannot find this option...
TIA
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Anonymous

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Does FF help me with columns in listbox / combobox?
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2004, 03:46:46 AM »

I've no idea if FF has this feature built-in as I'm a brand new user myself.

However from my previous experience of developing with C++ it has been necessary to manufacture code to display the contents of owner-drawn listboxes etc. I suspect you'd have to do this in FF/PowerBasic.

Andrew
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TechSupport

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Does FF help me with columns in listbox / combobox?
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2004, 11:02:49 AM »

The design of FireFly purposely does not impose libraries of code on the user. You can, however, include code in a project using the "Add Module" menu item. This allows you to add your own routines or somebody else's routines for dealing with specific controls. The benefit of this approach is that there is no runtime DLL for FireFly and your EXE's are self-contained. It also gives the programmer the freedom to use FireFly as they see fit - using code that they know, rather than something that I have arbitrarily imposed on them.

I have started a section on the PlanetSquires website where I will post source code from FireFly users that others can use in their projects. You example would be a prime example of the type of code that will be hosted here.
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