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How can the value of a list box control in Excel be limited to only the values in the list?

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How can the value of a list box control in Excel be limited to only the values in the list?

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by:zorvek (Kevin Jones)
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Assuming you are populating the list box control with values then those values will be the only ones that can be selected. A list box control does not allow values to be entered that are not in the list.

If you are talking about a combo box then there are two flavors. The Forms combo box only allows selection of an item in the list. An ActiveX control will allow entry of values not in the list unless the MatchRequired property is set to True.

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zorvek (Kevin Jones) earned 500 total points
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I had the wrong property. Set the Style property to DropDownList.

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The MatchRequired property does not work well in Excel.

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