- List Boxes containing more than 10 000 elements
- Visibility/Invisibility of elements in a List Box or Combo Box control
- Sorted/Unsorted List Box control
- Adding an element onto the browser
<List Box>.Add (Function)
In french: <Liste>.Ajoute
Adds an element into:
- a memory List Box control,
- a memory Combo Box control.
- To add an element at a specific position, use <List Box>.Insert.
- <List Box>.Add can be used on the single-selection and multi-selection List Box controls.
- To add an image into a standard List Box control, use gImage.
- To add elements into a Combo Box control found in a container column of a Table control, use Content.
: The element will only be added to the page displayed in the browser. For more details, see Remarks.
// Add the customer named "Moore" into "LIST_CustomerList"
<Control to use>.Add([<Element>])
<Control to use>: Control name
Name of the control to be used.
<Element>: Optional character string
Element that will be added into the specified control. If this parameter is not specified, an empty row is added into the List Box or Combo Box control.
This parameter can contain:
- Carriage Return characters (CR) to add several elements.
- tabs (TAB) to obtain a multi-element List Box control (see Notes).
- gStoredValue to indicate the value that will be returned when the element is selected.
To add several consecutive spaces, non-breakable space characters must be used: Charact(160).
List Boxes containing more than 10 000 elements
The maximum number of elements found in a List Box control is limited by the available memory (theoretical maximum: 2 billion rows). Nevertheless, filling a List Box control with an important number of elements (more than 10 000) affects performance
To add many elements to a List Box control, it is recommended to use a browsing List Box control (i.e., a list directly linked to an HFSQL data file).
Visibility/Invisibility of elements in a List Box or Combo Box control
To make an element invisible in a List Box or Combo Box control, use gStoredValue
The two following syntaxes are equivalent:
<List name>[Subscript] = <Element>
Sorted/Unsorted List Box control
- If the List Box control is sorted, the new element is inserted according to the sort order.
- If the List Box control is not sorted, the new element is added at the end of the list.
The control type (sorted or not) is chosen during the control description ("Details" tab).
Use <List Box>.Add
rather than <List Box>.Insert
to add an element to a sorted List Box control.
The element is added at the end of control, no matter whether the List Box control is sorted or not.
Adding an element onto the browser
When adding an element in browser code, this element is added to the page displayed in the browser only. In order for this element to be added onto the server, <List Box>.Add must be run on the server.
: In "Automatic and immediate AJAX" mode, all you have to do is switch the server process containing <List Box>.Add
to automatic AJAX mode. That's it! No additional programming is required. For more details, see AJAX
- To add elements into a Table control, use TableAdd.
- <List Box>.Add can be used on:
- a column of type"Combo Box" in a Table control.
- a "Table" Combo Box control.
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