How to: Simulate a Two-Dimensional Array with List Boxes

The following example loads a two-dimensional array with data and, in turn, loads two ListBox controls using the Column and List properties. Note that the Column property transposes the array elements during loading.

To use this example, copy this sample code to the Script Editor of a form. To run the code you need to open the form so the Open event will activate. Make sure that the form contains two ListBox controls named ListBox1 and ListBox2.

Dim MyArray(6,3) 
Sub Item_Open() 
 Dim i 
 Set ListBox1 = Item.GetInspector.ModifiedFormPages("P.2").ListBox1 
 Set ListBox2 = Item.GetInspector.ModifiedFormPages("P.2").ListBox2 
 ListBox1.ColumnCount = 3 'The 1st list box contains 3 data columns 
 ListBox2.ColumnCount = 6 'The 2nd box contains 6 data columns 
 'Load integer values into first column of MyArray 
 For i = 0 To 5 
 MyArray(i, 0) = i 
 'Load columns 2 and three of MyArray 
 MyArray(0, 1) = "Zero" 
 MyArray(1, 1) = "One" 
 MyArray(2, 1) = "Two" 
 MyArray(3, 1) = "Three" 
 MyArray(4, 1) = "Four" 
 MyArray(5, 1) = "Five" 
 MyArray(0, 2) = "Zero" 
 MyArray(1, 2) = "Un ou Une" 
 MyArray(2, 2) = "Deux" 
 MyArray(3, 2) = "Trois" 
 MyArray(4, 2) = "Quatre" 
 MyArray(5, 2) = "Cinq" 
 'Load data into ListBox1 and ListBox2 
 ListBox1.List() = MyArray 
 ListBox2.Column() = MyArray 
End Sub