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I have a DBCombo box set up with an Access database using Jet. According to the help on the DBCombo it says that there is some search capability by entering 1 or more characters in the text part of the combo. According to the help, with the basic matching if you press a character multiple times it should increment thru each record with that character, and with the extended matching as you type it will bring up the first record that matches the string you typed.
I can't get ANY searching to happen. When I type in the text box it doesn't position on the list, it doesn't bring up a matching record. It's just like typing in a normal text box. Did I miss a property setting or what???
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Chaos_59,

Try setting the property Style of the DBComboBox to
2 - dbcDropdownList and the propert MatchEntry to 1 - dblExtendedMatching.

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I just tried this and it doesn't work. With the control defined the user can't enter anything in the text box part of the control, which is fine, but it still doesn't retrieve or even position the list at the character that was entered. No positioning or selection is occurring.
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by:hansbos
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Chaos_59,

The selection mechanisme is only activated when you click on the combo box button, when you see all the list items. Does this work in your program?

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I've tried every combination of the control I can think of. There is still no selection taking place. Do I need to have the database defined in a particular way? I currently have it defined as a table, using access and jet.

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Chaos_59,

Using 'table' seems to make the difference. I was using 'dynaset'.

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