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How to rename items within a combobox

Experts,

I have a text box and a combobox. When i type a 'fault' into the textbox - the 'fault' is added to a combobox. If i want to delete a 'fault' then i can select the item from the combobox - hit delete and then the item is removed from the combobox and my worksheet data store.

However i want to add some more functionality to this part of my userform. I want the user to be able to select from the current list of faults and then rename it. Preferably using a combobox to select the fault again (as in the delete fault function) - however i am not sure how i would structure the userform such that the user could change the name of the fault selected.....

Could someone offer some tips - perhaps some code to bash at?

Thanks!!

Simon
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jeveristCommented:
Hi Simon,

Assuming that you want to rename the ComboBox selection using the TextBox and initiate the process with a ComandButton, here are some routines for your userform that use the ComboBox1, TextBox1 and CommandButton2 controls to rename the selected fault from the FAULT_RANGE range:

Private Sub UserForm_Initialize()

ComboBox1.List = Application.Transpose(Range("FAULT_RANGE"))

End Sub

Private Sub ComboBox1_Change()
    TextBox1.Value = ComboBox1.Value
End Sub

Private Sub CommandButton2_Click()
    RenameFault
End Sub

Sub RenameFault()

With ComboBox1
    .List(.ListIndex) = TextBox1.Value
    Range("FAULT_RANGE").Cells(.ListIndex + 1, 1) = TextBox1.Value
    .Value = ""
End With

TextBox1.Value = ""

End Sub

Jim
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VBRocksCommented:
Here's another way to be able to perform this.  You can just select your item in the combobox,
then right-click on your combobox, select "Rename", then enter the new value:

    'Put this in the Enter event of your ComboBox:
    Private Sub ComboBox1_Enter(ByVal sender As System.Object, _
        ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles ComboBox1.Enter

        Dim item As New MenuItem("Rename")
        AddHandler item.Click, AddressOf UpdateItem

        Dim cmnu As New ContextMenu(New MenuItem() {item})
        Me.ComboBox1.ContextMenu = cmnu
    End Sub

    'This sub performs the update:
    Public Sub UpdateItem(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)

        Dim update As String = _
            InputBox("Please enter a new name", "Change name")

        Me.ComboBox1.Items.Remove(Me.ComboBox1.SelectedItem)
        Me.ComboBox1.Items.Add(update)
        Me.ComboBox1.SelectedItem = update

    End Sub

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VBRocksCommented:
You'll notice in the UpdateItem sub above, it's removing the old item, and adding the renamed item.
If you actually want to just change the name of the selected item, you can use this:

    Public Sub UpdateItem(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)

        Dim update As String = _
            InputBox("Please enter a new name", "Change name")

        Me.ComboBox1.Items().Item(Me.ComboBox1.Items.IndexOf( _
            Me.ComboBox1.SelectedItem)) = update

    End Sub

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simondopickupAuthor Commented:
hmmm i am just looking at both solutions - right now. bare with me..
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simondopickupAuthor Commented:
jeverist,

i am getting an error caused by the line:
ComboBox1.List = Application.Transpose(Range("FAULT_RANGE"))
when i initialize my code. The following error is shown:

ERROR - could not set property - invalid property array index.

Any ideas why it would be doing this?
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simondopickupAuthor Commented:
I am working on VB thats behind excel - what version is that? VBRocks i have tried to implement your solution but i'm getting syntax problems before i even start...I we on the same page?
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jeveristCommented:
simondopickup,

The routines assume a one dimsional array for FAULT_RANGE.  We also need to check if anything is selected in the ComBox so we need to change the 'RenameFault()' routine to this:



Jim
Sub RenameFault() 
If ComboBox1.ListIndex < 0 Then Exit Sub 
With ComboBox1
    .List(.ListIndex) = TextBox1.Value
    Range("FAULT_RANGE").Cells(.ListIndex + 1) = TextBox1.Value
    .Value = ""
End With 
TextBox1.Value = "" 
End Sub

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simondopickupAuthor Commented:
Thanks jeverist - its working now
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