Solved

I Need a ComboBox

Posted on 1998-08-14
7
161 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-30
The standard combobox that comes with VB doesn't support the MouseDown/MouseMove/MouseUp events.

I'm looking for a freeware, non-data aware, combobox that supports MouseMove events (MouseDown and MouseUp are optional).  It must also support all other properties/events/methods that the standard does.
Hopefully source code will be included.
0
Comment
Question by:clifABB
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
cantrell earned 100 total points
ID: 1468911
download this file: ftp.ecf.com/users/cantrell/pub/fm20.dll
put it in your windows\system directory and add it to your project components. that will give you a combo box with all of the MouseMove events including all the standard ones, and even a few more nice ones.

Enjoy.
Cantrell
0
 
LVL 6

Author Comment

by:clifABB
ID: 1468912
I'm sorry, but I was unable to download the file you specified.  I was only able to get to about 800K and then it wouldn't get any more.

Just out of curiosity, how is a dll going to give me a combobox with the requirements I need?
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:cantrell
ID: 1468913
It is 'Microsoft Forms 2.0 Object Library' and it gives you several updated form objects. Specifically the combo box with the Mouse Options.

I will check on the .dll and see why you're having this problem. You might want to try to use an ftp client, or the browser to get it. Or, if you want, send me your e-mail address and I will e-mail it to you...

Cantrell
0
How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
- Increase transparency
- Onboard new hires faster
- Access from mobile/offline

 
LVL 6

Author Comment

by:clifABB
ID: 1468914
I have fm20.dll (version 2.01) on my machine.
This doesn't give me the mouse events.  Is the fm20.dll you have a newer version?  Is it possible to dl this from the ms download site?
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:cantrell
ID: 1468915
Hi cliffABB,
Mine is version 2.01 also. When I include it in my project components it gives me several additional controls that are the same controls as the ones in the standard project (text box, frame, label, combo box, etc.). However, the ones it gives me are *ENHANCED* over the original ones (i.e. the mouse events for the combo box, autosize on the text box, and about a hundred other additional ones for other controls).

Try this: Start a new project (standard exe) and look at the basic standard controls that the project gives you, then go to "project, components" and add the "Microsoft Forms 2.0 Object Library" then click ok. That will give you another text box, label, combo box, etc. control(s). Now add the combo box and look at the events. There is now mouse events for the combo box.

For what it's worth, I put fm20.zip on the ftp site since you were having problems with it. I can't really see it being different from the one you have but you're welcome to it. It's half the size zipped up.

Good luck and let me know how it goes.
Cantrell
0
 
LVL 6

Author Comment

by:clifABB
ID: 1468916
Excellent!  This is exactly what I want!

To show you how happy I am, I am bumping the points to 100 (with an 'A')!!!

Thank you.
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:cantrell
ID: 1468917
Great! Thanks cliffABB. Enjoy the new controls.
Glad to help out.

I appreciate the extra points :)
0

Featured Post

Do You Know the 4 Main Threat Actor Types?

Do you know the main threat actor types? Most attackers fall into one of four categories, each with their own favored tactics, techniques, and procedures.

Join & Write a Comment

Introduction I needed to skip over some file processing within a For...Next loop in some old production code and wished that VB (classic) had a statement that would drop down to the end of the current iteration, bypassing the statements that were c…
I’ve seen a number of people looking for examples of how to access web services from VB6.  I’ve been using a test harness I built in VB6 (using many resources I found online) that I use for small projects to work out how to communicate with web serv…
Get people started with the utilization of class modules. Class modules can be a powerful tool in Microsoft Access. They allow you to create self-contained objects that encapsulate functionality. They can easily hide the complexity of a process from…
This lesson covers basic error handling code in Microsoft Excel using VBA. This is the first lesson in a 3-part series that uses code to loop through an Excel spreadsheet in VBA and then fix errors, taking advantage of error handling code. This l…

706 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now