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Queries the list as text.

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MBS( "QuickList.GetList"; ListRef { ; NoReturnEnding; Delimiter } )   More


Parameter Description Example value
ListRef The reference to the list returned from QuickList.New function. $List
NoReturnEnding Optional
Pass 1 to have no extra newline character on the end of the returned list. Default is 0 to include one to easily concat lists.
Delimiter Optional
The delimiter to use.
Can be empty to have no delimiter.
Common use is to pass "¶", ", " or "; ".
", "


Returns text or error.


Queries the list as text.
Lines are separated by return character.


Create a list and query it:

$listID = MBS( "QuickList.New"; "Hello¶World")
$list = MBS( "QuickList.GetList"; $listID)
$r = MBS("QuickList.Free"; $listID)

Try with delimiter:

Set Variable [$listID; Value:MBS( "QuickList.New"; "Hello¶World")]
Set Variable [$list1; Value:MBS( "QuickList.GetList"; $listID)]
Show Custom Dialog ["Result default"; $list1]
Set Variable [$list2; Value:MBS( "QuickList.GetList"; $listID; 0; "")]
Show Custom Dialog ["Result with empty delimiter"; $list2]
Set Variable [$list3; Value:MBS( "QuickList.GetList"; $listID; 0; " ")]
Show Custom Dialog ["Result with space delimiter"; $list3]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("QuickList.Free"; $listID)]

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Created 21st September 2014, last changed 7th April 2016

QuickList.Free   -   QuickList.GetValue

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