ComboBox question

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    ComboBox question

    How can i make the combobox's list bigger in height, so it displays more than 1 option at a time...At the moment my combo list displays just 1 option at a time, and id like it to display at least 3 or 4 at a time...i dont know if you understand what im talking about...

    Thank you very much,
    Cherry

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    You can use a listbox instead of a combobox, is also a list of options but it haven't got the side button to open the dropdown list (instead you can declare the WS_VSCROLL style to let the user to navigate through all the options, and also can set LBS_DISABLENOSCROLL to hide the scroll bar when the list have no hidden options.

    Hope that helps
    Niara

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    hmm ya i tryed that too, but it wont solve the problem...it still displays 1 option at a time...and the scroll bar is just 2 buttons(1 to go up and the other down), theres no scrollbar...

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    The easiest way is, when declaring the combobox, set the height bigger. The height property of the combobox is actually the height of the list when extended + the height of the combobox. The height of the combobox when the list is not extended is determined by the font size.
    Speaking of comboboxes, I can't even get the list to come up.

    I declared the combobox as follows
    Code:
    CreateWindowEx(WS_EX_LEFT, "COMBOBOX", "0", CBS_DROPDOWN | 
         CBS_AUTOHSCROLL | CBS_DISABLENOSCROLL | CBS_HASSTRINGS | WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE,
         140, 65, 350, 500, hwnd, (HMENU)1999, GetModuleHandle(NULL), NULL);
    & Tried to add a string to it:
    Code:
        SendMessage(GetDlgItem(hwnd, CTRL_OUT), CB_ADDSTRING, 0, (LPARAM)outputstack);
    where char *outputstack = "5607.000000";/ / outputstack can have that value for now
    long time no C; //seige
    You miss 100% of the people you don't C;
    Code:
    if (language != LANG_C && language != LANG_CPP)
        drown(language);

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