DataCombo dropdown list beeps when clicked

Posted on 2003-03-31
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Last Modified: 2010-05-03
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?

Question by:cmgarnett
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y2ksw earned 500 total points
ID: 8238043
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.

Author Comment

ID: 8238176
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.

Expert Comment

ID: 8242225
No problem. I am curious too :-)

Author Comment

ID: 8260449

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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