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IDL listbox

Sorry if this is an obvious one, but I've been trying for too long now...

How do you get a list of all selected items from a widget_listbox?  I have
a listbox which I want to handle multiple selections.  I was originally
going to use the event handler: just toggle the settings of each item
which was clicked... but (at least in Unix) when you single click without
holding shift or control, all previous selections in a listbox are
de-selected.  I don't know how to keep track of which items are
de-selected like this.  (There doesn't seem to be an event for that.)

Another possibility was the OnSelectValue parameter to widget_listbox; I
created a procedure to remember if any given item was selected, but
again I have the problem that de-selection is not handled.

There ought to be an easy way, say from widget_control, to return an array
of indices which are selected at the moment, or something like that.  Why
can't I find such a thing??

Thanks in advance,

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