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Getting info from a string in a listbox

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Say there are multiple strings of information in a list box with a person's first name then last name then phone number in that order, and there is a button next to the list box that should only get the selected person's first name from the string and stores it in a global variable. How do you code the button so this occurs?
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you should separate each item with a character :

ex :
 cbCombo.Add sFirstName & ";" & sLastName & ";" & sPhone

or

 cbCombo.Add sFirstName & vbTab & sLastName & vbTab & sPhone


in the command button, do as follow :

 sLine = cbCombo.List(cbCombo.ListIndex)
 nPos = Instr(sLine , ";") ' or nPos = Instr(sLine , vbTab)
 sFirsName = Left(sLine , 1, nPos-1)

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by:Gardiun
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It has a problem with this line:
sFirsName = Left(sLine , 1, nPos-1)

The message read "wrong number of arguments or invalid property assignment." What did you declare nPos as?
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Dim sFirsName as String
dim sLine as String
dim nPos  as long
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