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DataCombo dropdown list beeps when clicked

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This seems an obscure problem & I know you'll suspect my description of the problem, but I have had someone else watch it happen!

I have a form with an ADO recordset attached to a DataCombo in the Form_Load event.

I can select items from the drop down list and use them as normal. The form is hidden and then shown again after some more processing takes place and now I cannot select items from the dropdown list by using the mouse. I can with the arrow down and tab/enter buttons.

The real annoyance is that this behavious only happens in the compiled version. If I run the application from within the development environment then everything works well. I should mention that I am running the compiled application on the development machine.

Has anyone seen this before or got any ideas?

Thanks.
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We have the same problem and no solution yet. We tried to update the control from the M$ site, use SendMessage, Hide and unhide the control, nothing to do. The only solution we're thinking about is to create our own control with a standard combo. It seems as if the client list box from the dbcombo becomes partially disabled after hiding the form. If it is completely unloaded, this problem does not occur.
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Good to hear that I am not alone, as opposed to going mad.

I have got around the problem by unloading the form before showing it for a second time.

If you don't mind, I would like to leave the question open for a few days, in case someone else has some input.

Thanks so far.
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No problem. I am curious too :-)
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y2ksw

It seems that no one has anything to add to this particular problem. I guess we'll just have to mutter "MS!" and shrug our shoulders.

Thanks for your help and here are the points.
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