GroupBox Text Property

Posted on 2008-10-12
Last Modified: 2010-04-23
Hi I'm using VB 2005, WinForms. I have a GroupBox on my Form and I've set the GroupBox's "DropDownStyle" property to "DropDownList". This prevents any users from entering  anything into my GroupBox that is not part of the Items collection. That works OK, but I cannot set the GroupBox.Text property to anything as a default.

I wanted to change the  GroupBox.Text property to "Please select one...", but VB does not allow me to do that.

Is there any way to set a default value or blank out the visible value, so that the user has to make a choice as to which item they want to select?

Question by:Mr_Fulano
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GroupBox or Combobox ?
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jpaulino earned 500 total points
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I assume it was a typo.
You can do this:

        ' Set as empty

        Me.ComboBox1.SelectedIndex = -1

        ' Add a new item to the top of the collection

        Me.ComboBox1.Items.Insert(0, "Please select one ...")

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Big Typo...Sorry, I meant ComboBox
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Author Comment

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Hi JPaulino, man you sure do know a lot of neat tricks!!!  Good answers.


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Good answers!!!
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>> Hi JPaulino, man you sure do know a lot of neat tricks!!!
Glad I could help and thanks for the grade

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