tab is the key

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    Angry tab is the key

    I have a string
    Code:
    sprintf(string,"%s - %s", name, lastname);
    I'm using font where width of all characters are not the same, just like here :
    mmmmmmm
    lllllll
    I have to write a list of names in a ListBox. When i do this this problem occurs :
    lmm - sdlkfsdf
    mmm - sdlfkjsfd
    lll - sfkdjsdlf
    lml - slkdfjdf
    So basicly i can use "Courier New",
    Code:
    lmm - sdlkfsdf
    mmm - sdlfkjsfd
    lll - sfkdjsdlf
    lml - slkdfjdf
    but i don't want to. I have heard somewhere about a TAB.
    So how to use a tab in a string. You know just like '\n', so whats the tab symbol
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    tab is '\t'
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    No it's not // tryed that, not working...
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    It shure is. Youre propably talking about windows and that is not displying the tab- character unless you set the tab-positions ( don't know how to do that )
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZuK
    It shure is. Youre propably talking about windows and that is not displying the tab- character unless you set the tab-positions ( don't know how to do that )
    Kurt
    prehaps your right

    Just look how crappy this font looks :
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    Code:
    sprintf("%10s");
    will set a minimum string length of 10 chars. It will align on the right; to align it on the left, use "%-10s". But this still won't work if you're using a serif etc. font.

    You can't easily get columns to line up with serif fonts. I would use Courier New or Courier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwks
    Code:
     to align it on the left, use "%-10s". But this still won't work if you're using a serif etc. font.
    I figured that out years ago.
    The problem is that i want to align my text with serif, arial, ...
    All the strings are the same size, that's not a problem
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    The problem is that i want to align my text with serif, arial, ...
    You could use different table cells.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwks
    You could use different table cells.
    yes i thought about that...
    But it's not simple as it seems.

    I have a listbox
    so if i create two listbox with diffrent strings, the second listbox should scroll as the first.
    And if i select an item in the first listbox, the second should do that too.
    But what if i select an item in second, or scroll second.
    And i'm not planning to use two strings, those two are just for example...
    So imagine 5 list boxes, one next to other, ...
    too complicated.

    I want to do it this way.
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