problem with event

Posted on 2007-07-30
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Last Modified: 2010-04-30
Hello group,

I'm using event of a Combbox (drop-down menu) to manage some operations:

1) ListIndex = 0 Nothing and its text is Blank
2) ListIndex = 1 and its text is "Create a new report"

From ListIndex > 1 all existing records are started meaning that when user selects one of them all associated data/parameters are retreived and shown in
their edit boxes.


Assume user selects index  = 2 and then he changes report name and then switches or chooses
a different report, by selecing index = 3 or any; since there has been modification applied so program
shows confirmation to save or not to save the changes.
Problem is that I need to referesh the drop-down menu to show the updated report name however, since I'm doing all these on Click() event of the drop-down
menu it loses the next index it was going to switch.

Of course I can save it in a variable and assign it back like :

comb1.listindex = stored_index

but this will cause the confirmation to show up twice.

What can I do?


Question by:akohan
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Expert Comment

ID: 19597712
I dont remember if the .list(INDEX) is a read only or not...

you can try comb1.list(comb1.listindex) = "TEST"

if that dont work, you can consider deleting a certain row, and inserting a new one at that location. I thin combobox has .remove and .additem functions? (It should be the same as a list box)

Author Comment

ID: 19597957


You mentioned using
             comb1.list(comb1.listindex) = "TEST"

How can I make the system ignore its event by using above statement?

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Expert Comment

ID: 19598154
changing the text does not trigger the OnClick event?
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Accepted Solution

GrahamSkan earned 2000 total points
ID: 19598307
I can't pretend to understand exactly what your situation is, but if you want an event to be ignored once, you can use a global or module-level boolean parameter.

Dim bHoldoff as Boolean

Sub Something()
    comb1.list(comb1.listindex) = "TEST"
    bHoldOff = True
    'code for refreshing
    bHoldoff = False
End Sub

Sub Comb1_Click()
   If Not bHoldoff then
         'code for processing
End Sub

Author Comment

ID: 19648496

Thanks indeed.


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