How to create a drop-down list box (not a combo box!)
Posted on 2006-11-28
My understanding is that a list box allows multiple selections but a combo box allows just one selection. For reasons of space I want a list box that has drop-down functionality. The Access 2002 help refers to 'Create a list box, combo box, or drop-down list box' and I assume a drop-down list box is what I need. The instructions are:
3. Click the List Box tool [icon1], the Combo Box tool [icon2], or the Dropdown List tool [icon3] in the toolbox.
I can't see any difference between icon 2 and icon 3, they both look like the Combo Box tool. However, if I use the Combo Box tool I can't find any way to set it up as a drop-down list box (ie, a drop-down that allows the user to click, highlight and accept more than one entry in the drop-down section).
I wonder if Microsoft are using combo box and drop-down list to mean the same thing - a single-select combo box. If so, is there another way to space-save on a form with a list box yet display all the possible selections when required by the user without the need to scroll?
[PS - I know a little vba so could probably cope with a programmatic solution].