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Combobox dropdown item

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Is it possible to show further information from an item in a dropdownlist from a Combobox.

I show some items in de dropdown list, but i want to show more information about that particulair item when de item is clicked or the mouse rolls over it. Just like in a menu tree structure.

ThX in advance
Marjon
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Combo boxes do not do that, you would have to build your own control or find one that does exactly that.

If you can get by with making a pop-up menu and placing it at the spot where a combo box is, take a look at this
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/vbcon98/html/vbcondisplayingpopupmenus.asp

Or weird hacks, "Make a pop-up window look like a combo box"
http://www.vb-helper.com/howto_dropmenu.html

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Thank you, I will go along with the pop-up menu.
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You might find it best to wait for more input on your question before going with an alternate method.

Nonetheless, was going to suggest it might be possible to sub-class the ComboBox and pop-up a form with details when you receive a certain ComboBox (CB) message.
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