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Checks in a checkbox

Posted on 1999-07-15
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Last Modified: 2010-04-30
I just put a listbox on my form and changed it's style to checkbox.  I want the user to be able to add items to that checkbox (I know how to do that part) but when the items are added I want them to be checked automatically.  How do I check/uncheck them through code.  I also want to know how to find out weather or not they are checked later.

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Expert Comment

ID: 1525124
to set.

List1.AddItem "select this"
List1.Selected(List1.ListCount - 1) = True

to check if selected.

List1.Selected(1)'listindex to check
returns true or false


Accepted Solution

jcastr earned 80 total points
ID: 1525125

If a ListBox control’s Style property is set to 1 (check boxes), the Selected property returns True only for those items whose check boxes are selected. The Selected property will not return True for those items which are only highlighted.


Author Comment

ID: 1525126
Ah ha... I knew it was something simple.  I was looking for a value or checked property.  I didn't think about the check being releated to the selected property.  Thanks guys.

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