Autoselecting the First item in a combo-box

Posted on 1998-08-05
Last Modified: 2010-04-30
I am sure this has been answered before, but I don't feel like searching through 5000 questions.  How do you autoselect the first item in a drop-down combo box.  I have added all of the items in there, but I want the first item to be pre-selected.
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clifABB earned 50 total points
ID: 1467986
Combo1.ListIndex = 0

Expert Comment

ID: 1467987
Now that I've locked in the answer, to avoid errors in case the list is empty, you should use this code:
If Combo1.ListCount > 0 Then
  Combo1.ListIndex = 0
  Combo1.ListIndex = -1
End If

Author Comment

ID: 1467988
That doesn't allow me to select anything, it autoselects it and then invokes the click event.  I mis-worded the question.  I want the first item to appear, but not be pre-selected.

Expert Comment

ID: 1467989
Oh, in that case:
Combo1.Text = Combo1.List(0)
(use the error avoiding code above)


Author Comment

ID: 1467990
Thanks for the help.  If your familiar with Crystal Reports, you might want to look at the other question I submitted.

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