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Hi all, I have a question, I have been looking for a command on this and have not had any luck.  I have a radiobuttonlist with letters on it, when they pick a letter that is what populates a dropdown list.  They want, when they pick a letter, the dropdownlist automatically opens up.  In other words, so they don't have to click on the dropdownlist to make it open up...  In VS2005 VB

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by:VBpassion
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Hi there,
do u need that to be done in vb.net only, or can i sow you in vb6.0
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Mike Tomlinson earned 2000 total points
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Use the ComboBox.DroppedDown() Property:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.windows.forms.combobox.droppeddown.aspx

Setting it to True will make the DropDown portion display:

    ComboBox1.DroppedDown = True
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by:ratkinso666
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I've seen the combobox referenced, but I only have a dropdownlist....  
VBPassion, is it a long process ??  I am hoping to be able to simply do something like Idle Mind said, but for a dropdownlist...
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Randy
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by:Mike Tomlinson
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"but I only have a dropdownlist.... "

If you're working with a WebForm I have no idea sorry....  =\
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by:ratkinso666
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Yes, this is a vb.net web page..
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by:ratkinso666
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While I did not get the answer for a webform, I assume it can't be done.  I did get the answer for a non .net project.  So I awarded the points after deciding I was not going to get an answer for .net.

Thanks,
Randy
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Thanks for the great answer Idle Mind
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