Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Searching item in List Box with Ctrl F

Posted on 2004-04-18
3
Medium Priority
?
619 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-04
I have a list Box with some data .

When I press CTRL F to search something there ,all the time I receive a pop up "not find"

AND "Look in" field  is disabe. It's mean I can't put any column name there .Or sometime I receive
"You can't use find or replace dialog"

What I need to do to activate it ?
Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:Irina_dusha
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 26

Expert Comment

by:Alan Warren
ID: 10852737
Hi Irina_dusha,

The FindRecord Action does not apply to listboxes, the listbox is not a searchable control.
You can find records in the active table datasheet, query datasheet, form datasheet, or form.

If you want to search a listbox you will need to loop through the ListItems collection of the control programatically. Basically means building your own search fuctionality.

Do you want more information how to do this?

Alan
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:manthanein
ID: 10852854
I don't know if you can use this, intead of using CTRL-F, why not filter the listbox for the item you are trying to find..  you need to add a textbox and 2 command buttons  to the trick .

lstDesc  is a listbox
Description is a textbox
QueDeviceDesc is the underlying table
QueDeviceDesc.Description is the field shown in the listbox

then on the command Button_on click event add this code
lstDesc.RowSource = "SELECT * " & _
        "FROM QueDeviceDesc " & _
        "WHERE  QueDeviceDesc.Description like '*" & Description.Text & "*'"
lstDesc = Null

to show all the records.. delete all the characters in the textbox before hitting the command button

-------------------------
another solution without the button..
add the  same code in the textbox's keyup event, that way the list box will be filtered as you type characters or delete them
:)
0
 
LVL 54

Accepted Solution

by:
nico5038 earned 500 total points
ID: 10853296
The easy way around this is to change the listbox into a datasheet subform.
By removing the navigation buttons and the Allow Update/Delete/Add set to NO it won't differ much and you're able to use the CTRL+F and even the right-click options to filter and sort.

Nic;o)
0

Featured Post

What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Preparing an email is something we should all take special care with – especially when the email is for somebody you may not know very well. The pressures of everyday working life stacked with a hectic office environment can make this a real challen…
AutoNumbers should increment automatically, without duplicates.  But sometimes something goes wrong, and the next AutoNumber value is a duplicate.  This article shows how to recover from this problem.
Get people started with the utilization of class modules. Class modules can be a powerful tool in Microsoft Access. They allow you to create self-contained objects that encapsulate functionality. They can easily hide the complexity of a process from…
Add bar graphs to Access queries using Unicode block characters. Graphs appear on every record in the color you want. Give life to numbers. Hopes this gives you ideas on visualizing your data in new ways ~ Create a calculated field in a query: …

722 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question