Learning more about properties

The best way to learn about the various properties for a control is to use the Help system. Simply click on a property in the Property window and press F1. Figure 13-5 shows an example of the type of help provided for a property.

Microsoft Visual Basic Help H

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MultiSelect Property

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Indicates whether the object permits multiple selections.

Syntax

oiy'eci.MuItiSelect [= fmMultiS elect]

The MultiSelect property syntax has these parts:

Part Description

object Required, A valid object.

fmMuftiSelect Optional. The selection mode that the control uses.

Settings

The settings for frnMukiSetect are:

Constant Value Description

fmMu itiS e !e ctS in g fe 0 Only one item can be selected (default),

frnMuftiSelectMulti 1 Pressing the SPACEBAR or clicking selects or deselects an item in the list.

fmMuftiSetectExtended 2 Pressing SHIFT and clicking the mouse; or pressing SHIFT and one of the arrow keys; extends the selection from the previously selected item to the current item. Pressing CTRL and clicking the mouse selects or deselects an item.

Remarks

When the MultiSelect property is set to Extended or Simple, you must use the list box's Selected property to determine the selected items. Also, the Value property of the control is always Null,

The Listlndex property returns the index of the row with the keyboard focus,

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Figure 13-5: The Help system provides information about each property for every control.

Figure 13-5: The Help system provides information about each property for every control.

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