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Posted on 2008-02-07
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Experts,

I'm attempting something that should be very simple, but is turning out not to be.  Here's the line that works:

            cboSolutions.AddItem rsCase("Solution_Description")

where "Solution_Description" is a large string.  cboSolutions. is a standard combo box.

I've decided I want to add the ID in to the index field of the combo with each string entry, so I tried:

             cboSolutions.AddItem rsCase("Solution_Description"), rsCase("Solution_ID")

where "Solution_ID" is an integer.  It didn't like this at all.  I expermented by putting a straight integer in the second field, and by putting a string literal in the first field after that.

What am I missing?
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Question by:NigelRocks
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by:GrahamSkan
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Use ItemData property:

cboSolutions.AddItem rsCase("Solution_Description")
cboSolutions.ItemData(NewIndex) = rsCase("Solution_ID")
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by:GrahamSkan
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The second parameter specifies an existing position in the list, so must not equal or exceed the number of items.
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by:NigelRocks
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Where do you get the "NewIndex" variable?
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GrahamSkan earned 1000 total points
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Sorry. Failed to test. It's a property of the combo control, meaning the index of the last item added.
cboSolutions.AddItem rsCase("Solution_Description")
cboSolutions.ItemData(cboSolutions.NewIndex) = rsCase("Solution_ID")

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