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combo box event

Posted on 1999-08-02
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Last Modified: 2010-04-30
I have an editable combo box , wherein the user selects an item and the remaining fields on the form get populated. Theres a scenario wherin the user can type in new text in the combo box , make some changes to the remaining fields and after this he selects another code from the list without saving the changes. I prompt him with a vbyesnocancel msgbox. On click of cancel I have to populate the combo text with the user typed text. Doing this in the click event clears the text field after the Exit Sub.  Could you provide me with a method for retaining the text.

Question by:Assistia
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Expert Comment

ID: 1528957
you mean ComboBox.Text ?!

Expert Comment

ID: 1528958
try using the validate event...

Author Comment

ID: 1528959
Yes it is combobox.text !!!
I am currently using VB 5.0 and the combo box events do not include any validate event as suggested by ute
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Expert Comment

ID: 1528960
not sure what you mean, but this might be it...

MsgBox "The item is " & TheCombo.List(TheCombo.ListIndex)

Is this what you were looking for?!

btw, you might want to do that on LostFocus()


Accepted Solution

rdobson earned 400 total points
ID: 1528961
There is a microsoft kb article that provides a solution around this problem:

If you need more details of implementation, just let me know and I will post code.

Author Comment

ID: 1528962
Thanks Rdobson , this is exactly what I was looking for ..

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