How to programatically select an item in a multi-exteded listbox

Posted on 2006-06-27
Last Modified: 2010-04-23
My listbox is fully populated, and based upon certain program conditions, I want to select certain (multiple) items programatically.

I would expect something like this to work:
     LB_Clients.Items(i).selected = True
but it simply gives me an error message

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Question by:bobdowdy
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AlexFM earned 250 total points
ID: 16992565
Use ListBox.SetSelected Method to select/unselect items in multiple-selection ListBox.

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ID: 16992590
ListBox1.SelectedIndex = 1

ListBox1.SelectedIndex = i

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pradeepsudharsan earned 250 total points
ID: 16992621
 'Syntax: ListBox1.SetSelected(index,boolean value)
        ListBox1.SetSelected(1, True) 'To select the item
        ListBox1.SetSelected(1, False) 'To unselect the item

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ID: 16992815
Thanks a million - I split points because while alex was first, pradeep provided answer instead of reference. Thanks again.

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