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In access i can make the drop-down list of the combo box larger than combo box itself. How do i make that in VB?

thanx in advance, guys

MG
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by:mark2150
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The control should "grow" scroll bars as the list contents gets more than what the list can show comfortably.

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by:BergJC
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I think the problem mguedes is having is that his list items are being truncated. The way I understand it, he wants to have the list width be greater than the actual width of the ComboBox itself.

With the conventional ComboBox control, I don't know of any way to do it. I use a custom control called Crescent CSComboBox, which lets me set a ListWidth property. I'm guessing however, that you can create your own control to do this, but I don't know the specifics.
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by:mguedes
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I just want to increase the width of the drop-down list more than the combo box........
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by:mark2150
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Oh, *WIDTH* I thought he meant *LENGTH*. *NEVER MIND!*

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by:fguerreiro_inix
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Use IntegralHeight property . Use it set to true to resize itself to display only complete items.

Hope this helps
Regards
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by:kswinney
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If you'll post your e-mail address, I'll send you an example in VB code of how to create a combo box with a list width greater than the combo.
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by:mguedes
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Ok, here is my email.....
mguedes@utad.pt
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Put this in a module...

Public Const CB_SETDROPPEDWIDTH = &H160
Declare Function SendMessage Lib "user32" Alias "SendMessageA" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal wMsg As Long, ByVal wParam As Long, lParam As Any) As Long

and this in the form load...

SendMessage Combo1.hwnd, CB_SETDROPPEDWIDTH, 500, 0

the 500 is the minimum number of pixels it can be.  The last pararmeter is not used.  Leave as 0.



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Oh.. by the way..   Only 5 points?
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that this, thanx Chamberlain's
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