Search ListBox

Say I have a list box with over a 1000 items.  Is there an easy way to search a listbox?

So the search box is a textbox the user types in a word similar to what they are looking for...and the user clicks search...thus the listbox selects the closest word to the search word.  Is this possible or is it massive coding?


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Mike TomlinsonMiddle School Assistant TeacherCommented:
Try something like...

    Private Sub TextBox1_TextChanged(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles TextBox1.TextChanged
        Dim index As Integer = ListBox1.FindString(TextBox1.Text)
        If index <> -1 Then
            ListBox1.SetSelected(index, True)
            ListBox1.TopIndex = index
        End If
    End Sub

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troyhalseyAuthor Commented:
Works great...only I changed:

End If
End Sub

Because if I type in random gave an error...but now it just ignores the garbage.

Thanks have been a big help today.

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