Excel comboboxes and their sources using vba

Posted on 2007-03-23
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Last Modified: 2010-04-30
I created a drop down list with the source as:

A buddy of mine created a user form that also had drop down lists, but he used:
With ComboBox1
    .AddItem "Code"
    .AddItem "Cusip"
    .AddItem "Security Name"
End With

How do I set up the combobox so that it uses a source. I do not want to have to update this additem list everytime there is another item.  

Question by:tiehaze
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p912s earned 2000 total points
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A combobox on a user form?

Assuming you had a list of items on Sheet10 starting in cell A1 you could read them from there and then all you need to do is add to the list and it will be in your combobox.

Private Sub UserForm_Activate()
    Cells(1, 1).Select
    Do Until ActiveCell = ""
        With ComboBox1
            .AddItem ActiveCell
        End With
        ActiveCell.Offset(1, 0).Select
End Sub
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ID: 18782808
ListBoxes and ComboBoxes do not like working with dynamic ranges, so one way around it is to put a formula in a cell, say Sheet1 cell IV1
="AQ1:AQ" & Counta(AQ1:AQ200)
Then name this range say Rnge
Insert|Name|Define, then type Rnge as the name
In the Refers to box type =Indirect(Sheet1!$IV$1)
Now set the Row Source for your ListBox to =Rnge

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Thanks for the grade!

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