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Range(ColRow).Top does not return top corner of cell.

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Hi!

I have a loop that goes down a column and inserts drop downs per row.
It places each drop down in the upper left corner of the cell.
The drop downs start out aligned with the top of the cell, but progressively get more and more out of synch.

Any idea why that is the case?

Thanks.
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Question by:DotTheBug
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by:Rory Archibald
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What is your code, and is there a reason you can't use data validation dropdowns?
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by:DotTheBug
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Hi rorya,

Below is the code. One thing to note is that I need to create these on the fly - the number and the value selected depend on results coming in from the db. Thanks.

            Do While Not rs.EOF
                For f = 0 To rs.Fields.Count - 4
                    .Cells(r, c + f) = rs.Fields(f).Value
                Next f
                Set Target = Range(OVERRIDE_CLASS_COL & r)
               
                Set ddBox = ActiveSheet.DropDowns.Add(Target.Left, Target.Top, 75, Target.Height)
                ddBox.AddItem "Yes"
                ddBox.AddItem "No"
                With ddBox
                    .ListFillRange = ""
                    .LinkedCell = ""
                    .DropDownLines = 8
                    '.Display3DShading = True
                    '.Value = 2
                    .Value = rs.Fields(f).Value
                End With
                Set Target = Range(LAST_COL & r)
                Set ddBox = ActiveSheet.DropDowns.Add(Target.Left, Target.Top, 75, Target.Height)
                ddBox.AddItem "Yes"
                ddBox.AddItem "No"
                With ddBox
                    .ListFillRange = ""
                    .LinkedCell = ""
                    .DropDownLines = 8
                    '.Display3DShading = True
                    '.Value = 2
                    .Value = rs.Fields(f + 2).Value
                End With
                r = r + 1
                recCnt = recCnt + 1
                rs.MoveNext
            Loop
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by:DotTheBug
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            Do While Not rs.EOF
                For f = 0 To rs.Fields.Count - 4
                    .Cells(r, c + f) = rs.Fields(f).Value
                Next f
                Set Target = Range(OVERRIDE_CLASS_COL & r)
                
                Set ddBox = ActiveSheet.DropDowns.Add(Target.Left, Target.Top, 75, Target.Height)
                ddBox.AddItem "Yes"
                ddBox.AddItem "No"
                With ddBox
                    .ListFillRange = ""
                    .LinkedCell = ""
                    .DropDownLines = 8
                    '.Display3DShading = True
                    '.Value = 2
                    .Value = rs.Fields(f).Value
                End With
                Set Target = Range(LAST_COL & r)
                Set ddBox = ActiveSheet.DropDowns.Add(Target.Left, Target.Top, 75, Target.Height)
                ddBox.AddItem "Yes"
                ddBox.AddItem "No"
                With ddBox
                    .ListFillRange = ""
                    .LinkedCell = ""
                    .DropDownLines = 8
                    '.Display3DShading = True
                    '.Value = 2
                    .Value = rs.Fields(f + 2).Value
                End With
                r = r + 1
                recCnt = recCnt + 1
                rs.MoveNext
            Loop

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by:Rory Archibald
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Works OK for me - which version of Excel are you using? (You could still use data validation for this incidentally)
Regards,
Rory
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by:DotTheBug
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Excel 2003. Drop down starts out aligned with the top left corner, then gets out of synch around the 5th iteration.

Thanks.
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by:DotTheBug
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Just to clarify, it is still placed related to the top left corner, problem is the few pixels out from the top.
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Rory Archibald earned 500 total points
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I'll have to test when I get home - tried your code (altering the loop slightly as I didn't have a recordset) and everything lined up nicely in XL2002. One thought - do you have a zoom setting other than 100%?
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by:DotTheBug
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The zoom setting was indeed the culprit. Once I switched it to 100% before adding the drop downs, they drop downs lined up nicely with the top of the cells for me as well. Thanks :)!
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Glad to help.
Rory
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