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Deletes the item in position nIndex from the list box.

int DeleteString(
   UINT nIndex 



Specifies the zero-based index of the string to be deleted.

A count of the strings remaining in the list. The return value is LB_ERR if nIndex specifies an index greater than the number of items in the list.

All items following nIndex now move down one position. For example, if a list box contains two items, deleting the first item will cause the remaining item to now be in the first position. nIndex=0 for the item in the first position.

// The pointer to my list box.
extern CListBox* pmyListBox;

// Delete every other item from the list box.
for (int i=0;i < pmyListBox->GetCount();i++)
   pmyListBox->DeleteString( i );

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