Tag for the ComboBox

Hello, how do i set a tag for the combo box?
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Fernando SotoRetiredCommented:
Hi wd006451;

The tag property of a control holds an Object. So to assign an object to the ComboBox.Tag you can do it this way:

    ComboBox1.Tag = "Hello World"

to get the Object out you would do this:

    Dim str As String = CType(ComboBox1.Tag, String)

If the Tag property can holds any type

    ComboBox1.Tag = TheObjectToStore

to get the Object out you would do this:

    Dim str As TheObjectToStore= CType(ComboBox1.Tag, TheObjectToStore)

I hope that this is of some help.

wd006451Author Commented:
Actually, i want it actually for an item that is in the combo box, so each item will have its own tag, i can make it work for a listbox, etc... but i can't figure it out for this one....

    Dim folderDataInfo() As cFolderData
    Dim i As Integer = 0
    folderDataInfo = serverConnection.GetFoldersForUser(currentLoggedInUserData.ID)

    Me.cmbFolders.Items.Add("  -- SELECT ONE --")
    For i = 0 To folderDataInfo.Length - 1

      me.cmbfolders.items(i).folderDataInfo(i).ID() '<---- Not working...
    Me.cmbFolders.SelectedIndex = 0
Fernando SotoRetiredCommented:
Hi wd006451;

The ComboBox does not have a ValueMember for each item in the list as the ListBox does and therefore this is not possible unless you create you own version of the ComboBox as a user control.


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