AddItem and RemoveItem methods are unavailable for listbox

Posted on 2003-02-26
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Last Modified: 2012-05-04
I cannot seem to gain access to the methods addItem and removeItem for a listbox in Access 2000 VBA.

The error I get is: "Compile error: Method or data member not found".

I figure its as simple as going to Tools | References and selecting the proper reference, but I can't seem to figure it out - especially since the same program worked fine at work.

Any ideas?
Question by:Plamodo
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shanesuebsahakarn earned 300 total points
ID: 8028196
AFAIK AddItem and RemoveItem cannot be used for form list boxes in Access 2000 (but I could be wrong about this). They are only relevant to command bar combo boxes, although they can be used to add items to list boxes in Access XP.

You may need to use other methods to add information to your list box, such as manually appending your data to the RowSource (if it is a value list):
Me!ListBox0.RowSource = Me!ListBox0.RowSource & ";SomeData"

Expert Comment

ID: 8028283
AddItem and RemoveItem aren't part of the Listbox object
until Access 2002. Even then I think they are limited in the same way a ValueList is limited.

You might be interested in this article explaining how to write a class to add these two methods to a listbox or combobox in versions prior to 2002.


Expert Comment

ID: 8041174
AddItem and RemoveItem are methods of the ActiveX list box

Insert ActiveX Control: Microsoft Foroms 2.0 Listbox


Author Comment

ID: 8046157
Thanks.  The manual input idea is a good one, but I think the best solution is just to update my version of Access.

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