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Why doesn't zorder work in VBA?

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Hi,
    I am trying to write a small vba app in Outlook. I want to use an MSH Flexgrid control and a standard combo box. Weird thing is that when i try to draw the combo box onto my form it always disappears behind the MSH  Flexgrid and I need it to appear on top? I've tried bringing the combo forwards/ sending the flexgrid backwards and also setting the zorder of both controls at run-time but still no luck. Am I missing something obvious? Any help is most welcome.

Cheers,
           Dust.
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by:Ryan Chong
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Maybe can try draw a PictureBox Control, and then put your combo box inside the PictureBox ? Just guess it will works..
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by:dustybryn
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Basically what p_sie has said is that it can't be done which although it doesn't help me it has saved me from spending hours chasing red herrings. The conclusion I draw from it is that VBA is a bit naff I'll probably write my app in VB instead.
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by:GTejeda
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I know this is a little late, but I just read this and had the same problem.
I fixed it by adding a frame to the form, then adding the combo into the
frame and then displaying the frame. For reasons I do not understand
the frame will show up in front of the grid, not behind.
If the frame is set to have no border and to be the same size as the combo,
you won't see it. Positioning of course then is done by moving the frame,
the combo will always have top=0 left=0.
Hope someone else will find this useful.
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